[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 80346] Preferred default fonts for Asian and CTL documents should be Libre fonts

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[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 80346] Preferred default fonts for Asian and CTL documents should be Libre fonts

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=80346

Jay Philips <[hidden email]> changed:

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--- Comment #6 from Jay Philips <[hidden email]> ---
Well i use arabic in CTL and my best friend is a native speaker and we both are
trying to complete the arabic UI translation before 4.3. :)

Did some investigating about arabic fonts and here are the results.
1) LibreOffice defaults to Tahoma for arabic
2) DejaVu Sans has arabic and closely resembles Tahoma in metrics.
3) DejaVu Sans already comes with LibreOffice
4) Wikipedia uses DejaVu Sans to render arabic pages -
http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/ليبر_أوفيس
5) Word 2013 defaults to Arial for arabic text

IMHO, part of document liberation is preserving the look of a document and that
look cant be preserved if a user doesnt have access to a proprietary font that
is used in the creation of the document. I'm assuming that must have been the
same reason for shifting from Times New Roman and Arial to Liberation fonts.

I'm going to do additional investigation on what arabic fonts are more used
online and which fonts are more visually please both on screen and in print.

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