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0014373ScribusDownload Managerpublic2018-04-30 13:26
Reporterchristoph_s Assigned Tocbradney  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.3.svn 
Summary0014373: Add Google fonts to the font download repo
DescriptionGoogle provides a huge collection of high quality fonts under three different Open Source lincences ( A static package is available for download under

These fonts have been designed by professional typographers, and might significantly expand Scribus's appeal if we could integrate them into the programme's Resource Management.

InDesign CC is totally embedded in a cloud "solution" that "allows" users to "rent" fonts from Adobe for a fee and only as long as they pay subscription fees to Adobe. Providing Google fonts for free would help making Scribus more attractive.
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2016-11-17 11:23

updater   ~0042444

adding to 1.5.3


2016-11-24 13:57

updater   ~0042525


It is important to always read the license for every font that you use. Each font family directory contains the appropriate license file for the fonts in that directory. The fonts files themselves also contain licensing and authorship metadata.

Most of the fonts in the collection use the SIL Open Font License, v1.1. Some fonts use the Apache 2 license. The Ubuntu fonts use the Ubuntu Font License v1.0.

The SIL Open Font License has an option for copyright holders to include a Reserved Font Name requirement, and this option is used with some of the fonts. If you modify those fonts, please take care of this important detail.


2016-12-02 11:49

updater   ~0042595

@cbradney are you planning to add this before 1.5.3 release ?


2016-12-04 08:22

administrator   ~0042640

This need not be part of 1.5.3. Any later release before 1.6.0 will be fine.

As to the licences, this has been quite obvious, hasn't it? I don't see any problem with it. We only need an appropriate XML file for the download service. No big deal.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-11-17 08:10 christoph_s New Issue
2016-11-17 08:10 christoph_s Status new => assigned
2016-11-17 08:10 christoph_s Assigned To => cbradney
2016-11-17 11:23 Kunda Target Version => 1.5.3
2016-11-17 11:23 Kunda Note Added: 0042444
2016-11-24 13:57 Kunda Note Added: 0042525
2016-12-02 11:49 Kunda Note Added: 0042595
2016-12-04 08:22 christoph_s Note Added: 0042640
2016-12-08 22:04 Kunda Target Version 1.5.3 => 1.5.4
2018-04-30 13:26 jghali Target Version 1.5.4 =>