Package Details: ttf-vista-fonts 1-9

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/ttf-vista-fonts.git (read-only)
Package Base: ttf-vista-fonts
Description: Microsoft Vista and Office 2007 True Type Fonts
Upstream URL: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/typography/fonts/font-faq
Keywords: Calibri
Licenses: custom:microsoft
Replaces: vista-fonts
Submitter: mutlu_inek
Maintainer: mrxx
Last Packager: mrxx
Votes: 424
Popularity: 0.580674
First Submitted: 2007-04-14 19:58
Last Updated: 2019-07-19 21:47

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reflexing commented on 2011-06-04 11:58

I think this package should be renamed to ttf-ms-extrafonts (which was deleted from AUR), because this fonts aren't specific to Vista (although they were introduced with it), but to all Vista+ MS programs. It's just confusing.

mutlu_inek commented on 2011-03-10 13:26

@louipc: the license is in the package. And yes, this may be illegal in some countries and not in others. If you are curious as to what the differences ("more liberal") are to the other package on the AUR, please read the respective licenses.

louipc commented on 2011-03-05 02:48

Thanks for your comments olive.
We still need the maintainer to include a copy of the license in the package.

olive commented on 2011-03-04 01:32

@louipc These font comes from Powerpoint viewer 2007. According to:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cb9bf144-1076-4615-9951-294eeb832823

You may use the fonts that accompany the PowerPoint Viewer only to display and print content from a device running a Microsoft

So using this package may well be illegal (I am not a lawyer, I cannot say if this is really enforceable).

olive commented on 2011-03-04 01:32

@louipc These font comes from Powerpoint viewer 2007. According to:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cb9bf144-1076-4615-9951-294eeb832823

You may use the fonts that accompany the PowerPoint Viewer only to display and print content from a device running a Microsoft

So using this package may well be illegal (I am not a lawyer, I cannot say if this is really enforceable).

louipc commented on 2010-12-15 04:09

Well, I was thinking that the name of this package is misleading.
Maybe it should be called ttf-powerpoint-fonts instead.

You said the license is more liberal than another Microsoft font package.
Can you please include the license in the package? Thanks.

dapolinario commented on 2010-12-15 02:39

Also add the dependencies 'xorg-fonts-encodings'.

mutlu_inek commented on 2010-12-14 19:44

True. Fixed.

dapolinario commented on 2010-12-14 19:41

Fonts should be arch=('any')

mutlu_inek commented on 2010-12-14 18:38

@ louipic: I changed the URI to point to the new location. The package itself has not changed, however. I am not sure what is difficult to understand about how this PKGBUILD works. It should be self-explanatory. Just to make clear: it downloads the Powerpoint viewer and extracts the font files. The reason for this is that the license of this package is more liberal than that of the new (and superfluous) ttf-ms-extrafonts. In fact, there is no reason the latter package was created on the AUR. It should be removed.