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bug #53756: childsplay: includes non-free arial.ttf font

Submitted by:  Markus Koschany <apo>
Submitted on:  Wed 25 Apr 2018 08:33:16 PM UTC  
 
Category:  None Severity:  4 - Important
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Stas Zytkiewicz <childsplay>
Open/Closed:  Open

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Thu 26 Apr 2018 05:17:47 AM UTC, comment #1:

Now using the dejavu bold for all text. It also looks better :-)
Removed arial.ttf

Stas Zytkiewicz <childsplay>
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Wed 25 Apr 2018 08:33:16 PM UTC, original submission:

Childsplay 3.1 and earlier versions distributes the arial.ttf font.

According to wikipedia:

Arial is a proprietary typeface to which Monotype Imaging owns all rights, including software copyright and trademark rights (under U.S. copyright law, Monotype cannot legally copyright the shapes of the actual glyphs themselves). Its licensing terms prohibit derivative works and free redistribution.

Free alternatives like Liberations Sans exist which could be used as a drop-in-replacement.

Markus Koschany <apo>

 

(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-04-26 childsplay StatusIn Progress => Fixed
    2018-04-26 childsplay Severity3 - Normal => 4 - Important
        StatusNone => In Progress
        Assigned toNone => childsplay

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