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oldman
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ReactOS default font

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Where can I get a copy of the ReactOS default font, the one used in the logo?
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Re: ReactOS default font

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Black_Fox wrote:Ad the logo font, from discussion here:
evilslon wrote:
gyROS wrote: And an important question to everyone who is informed:
Which font will the new web page use for the ReactOS logo? The CD covers should use the same!
Name of the font used in logo is "Century Gothic", and it's shipped with Microsoft Office 2003 (maybe with other versions, but i don't know for sure) :)
(From here: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=12942&p=105259#p105252)

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Re: ReactOS default font

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@solid_black,
I have done a search on the web for "Century Gothic" and found a site that says that it's free. I have down-loaded it, but I am not happy as to it's legality.

I thought that the font that is used in the logo, was available somewhere on the Ros website!
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Re: ReactOS default font

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@oldman,

Wikipedia says that ReactOS logo is GNU GPL, so Century Ghotic should really be free (as in freedom).

And if you haven't already, take a look at this: https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-7478. That one is really hosted on the website, and it was published by vicmarcal so there should not be any law violations. It is not the font itself though, but I suppose you need just the word "ReactOS" written.

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Re: ReactOS default font

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The font is TeX Gyre Adventor: http://dl.1001fonts.com/tex-gyre-adventor.zip

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Re: ReactOS default font

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1001fonts.com is not clear about the licensing of TeX Gyre Adventor font.

I found more information from the The TeX Gyre (TG) Collection of Fonts page. Near the bottom of the page the originators of TeX Gyre fonts discuss their license, the GUST* Font License (GFL), which they say "is a free license".

*GUST = (Polska) Grupa Użytkowników Systemu TeX, Polish TeX Users Group

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http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/licenses wrote:The GUST font license (GFL) is legally identical to the LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL)
Since the ROS logo is copyrighted (source), the license ascribed to ROS logo on Wiki is probably wrong.

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This is a small quote from the GUST website, section Licensing.
The freedoms granted by GFL include the free use of the fonts for whatever purpose you wish.
GFL = GUST FONT LICENSE.

This backs up what middings has posted.
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Re: ReactOS default font

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I know the font itself is free, but I can't find the license the ROS logo picture is officially released under. I could upload the logo to wiki right now and say it's CreativeCommons instead of GPL, but... :)

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The logo is trademarked, meaning we control how it can be used besides the exceptions granted by fair use.

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