[CentOS] Desktop media apps query

Paul subsolar at subsolar.com
Thu Nov 24 03:05:01 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-11-24 at 09:13 +1100, Tim Edwards wrote:
> Jim Perrin wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > MS TrueType Fonts are no longer available, and there's a mess of
> > licensing restriction surrounding them. Basically you can't get them
> > anymore unless you know how to do it yourself.
> > 
> > See http://www.microsoft.com/truetype/fontpack/win.htm for details.
> The MS TrueType fonts are available here: 
> http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/ in a nice easy-to-install package. 
> Apparently at one time the fonts were available under a licence which 
> wasn't too restrictive so you can still use these ones under that 
> non-restrictive licence.

IIRC the main restrictions was that they could only be distributed in
their original .EXE installers and could not be shipped as part of a

Corefonts gets around the issues by having the .spec file download and
extract the fonts out of .EXEs downloaded from the SF site and building
a local rpm that you can install but not distribute.

I've used it in the past and it works pretty well.


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