Hi Cliff. The collection of fonts that Google has were not all designed by google, they are just available through Google. People at Google collected them from all over the internet, and provide access to them through their servers as a means of making them available to everyone, everywhere so there is no need to use the default "safe" webfonts in web pages, which are not only proprietary, but quite limited.

The problems with Pushkin are:

Reasons for this are:

1. We can not change the font - Thus, we are unable to add extra character support for other languages.
2. We can not use the font elsewhere without paying more license fees, and we would like to be able to use the same font on the website, in tutorial videos, and other user documentation.
3. We can not distribute the font with Inkscape materials without paying license fees.
4. Our users can't use the font in their own materials without paying license fees.
5. Open fonts rock, in all the same ways that Open Source software rocks, and contributes to creative freedom, which is in line with the project's creedo "Draw Freely".

Thanks for your suggestions. :)


On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 9:43 AM, John Cliff <john.cliff@...400...> wrote:


Still think Pushkin is better than all the others, and it has actual meaning, as opposed to being some random script designed by google. He was an artist who was heavily censored, draw freely would have resonated with him I think.

We've been happily using it for years, why is it suddenly such an issue?

On 14 Sep 2015 08:59, "Tavmjong Bah" <tavmjong@...8...> wrote:

Of all the samples in the original list I like Alex Brush the best.
(Nice job on creating that page!) But to tell you the truth, I like
Pushkin better than all the choices. It just reflects the slogan


On Mon, 2015-09-14 at 08:44 +0100, C R wrote:
> Cool, thanks for the votes. I'm keeping a tally of votes in this real
> -time spreadsheet (bookmark it for the latest results):
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rIrpehWI6thTPNItIsGCX1CLFgYnc
> RXNzcFm11pSULg/edit?usp=sharing
> I'll be on #inkscape for the next few days to collect as many votes
> as possible.
> If anyone knows someone who should have a vote on this, just send me
> the name and the vote choices (name, so I don't accidentally
> duplicate votes).
> Happy Monday. :)
> -C
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 8:27 AM, Jabier Arraiza <
> jabier.arraiza@...2893...> wrote:
> > On dom, 2015-09-13 at 22:03 +0100, C R wrote:
> > > 7. Euphoria Script
> > > 8. Great Vibes
> >
> > My vote for 7 and near 8. Maybe 8 beter because has ligatures
> > Regards.
> >
> >
> >
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