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Old 02-13-2017, 06:20 PM   #1
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Is it legal for me to use Times New Roman font in a book made with Xubuntu OS?


I'm trying to get Times New Roman font to use in a print-on-demand paperback and I don't even know if it's legal. (As MS has all these copyright claims in the EULA.) Anybody know? Thanks.
 
Old 02-13-2017, 07:34 PM   #2
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Here's what purports to be licensing information on Times New Roman; I cannot vouch for the website, though: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ascend...licensing.html

I'd suggest Bitstream Charter as an alternative. It's a clean, readable, inoffensive serif font. Bitstream Vera Serif is also very nice.

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Old 02-13-2017, 07:51 PM   #3
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Hi all...

Here is a copy of Microsoft's EULA for TrueType Corefonts, in case it helps anyone.

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Old 02-13-2017, 08:39 PM   #4
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If you want to use it for personal use I'm not sure anyone would care.

If you have a CD or DVD of windows or any installed you could link to them and use them.
These sort of pages help https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Microsoft_fonts


And of course you can buy them directly from many sources. https://www.microsoft.com/typography/links/default.aspx

https://www.fonts.com/font/monotype/times-new-roman

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Old 02-13-2017, 08:56 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I got a pretty good indication on the Createspace (Amazon's Print-on-demand company) forum that I could use the TNR but I like Liberation Serif better anyway, so that's what I'm going to use. Thanks for the links and info.
 
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I'm planning something similar and I'm using Linux Libertine. I think the design is nicer than Liberation and LL is the only free font I know that supports italic, bold, bold italic, and even small capitals. The latest is a display version for use in sizes over 18 points, which looks great on the title page. If it's the sort of text that has subheadings in chapters, I find Fontin makes a nice contrast for them.
 
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Linux Libertine is a good choice.

May I suggest at least considering Gentium Plus?

http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/p...ntium_download
 
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I'm planning something similar and I'm using Linux Libertine. I think the design is nicer than Liberation and LL is the only free font I know that supports italic, bold, bold italic, and even small capitals. The latest is a display version for use in sizes over 18 points, which looks great on the title page. If it's the sort of text that has subheadings in chapters, I find Fontin makes a nice contrast for them.
Thanks David. Linux Libertine and Fontin are not in my Libreoffice font folder. Where do you get them? And I would hate to have to worry about italics and small capitals. Gosh, I never even think about a font supporting small caps or italics. I know that the Liberation Serif has them both supported (in my final version pdf with Createspace).

I'm not real picky with the fonts at this point but if the fonts you mention look better and have the italics and small cap functionality I would certainly be interested in them for my next books.
 
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Linux Libertine is a good choice.

May I suggest at least considering Gentium Plus?

http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/p...ntium_download
Thanks Dugan. I'm pretty newbie when it comes to fonts. David was talking about fonts and the functionality they support. Would the Gentium Plus support italics and small caps?
 
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Linux Libertine and Fontin are not in my Libreoffice font folder. Where do you get them?
Hi Gregg...

You might already have Libertine installed. Open Synaptic and look up "fonts-linuxlibertine" and see if there is a checkmark to the left of that entry. If so, it's already installed. You can also find them here, if needed. I didn't see Fontin listed, however, I did find it here.

Regards...

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Old 02-14-2017, 09:19 PM   #11
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Hi Gregg...

You might already have Libertine installed. Open Synaptic and look up "fonts-linuxlibertine" and see if there is a checkmark to the left of that entry. If so, it's already installed. You can also find them here, if needed. I didn't see Fontin listed, however, I did find it here.

Regards...
Thanks a lot ardvark. I didn't know I could get fonts from Synaptic. So I got the LL there and the Fontin from the website. I didn't like the Fontin much on the website but I liked the way it looked on the LibreOffice page.

Do you happen to know if they both support small caps and italics? I mean, like I could feel confident using them to publish a novel?
 
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You will, natch, link us up to the novel when it becomes available. If doing so constitutes advertising under LQ rules (I have no idea whether it does), then sign me up for a PM.
 
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You will, natch, link us up to the novel when it becomes available. If doing so constitutes advertising under LQ rules (I have no idea whether it does), then sign me up for a PM.
Hi Frank. It's available as an ebook already. I'm just turning it into a print-on-demand paperback. If anybody wants it just PM mean I'll be happy to get you a copy. That's the ebook. The paperback isn't out yet.
 
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Thanks a lot ardvark.
You're welcome, glad to help.

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Do you happen to know if they both support small caps and italics?
That I'm not sure. I don't know if it will help but I found a possible means to test the font using the code here or the information here. The page here might also be helpful.

Regards...

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Old 02-14-2017, 10:05 PM   #15
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You're welcome, glad to help.



That I'm not sure. I don't know if it will help but I found a possible means to test the font using the code here or the information here. The page here might also be helpful.

Regards...
Thanks ardvark! (You find such interesting stuff!)
 
  


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