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To improve compatibility between Word and Writer, I would like to be able to show people how to install the Liberation Font family in Microsoft Word.

Does anyone know where I can download a legit/safe version? Is there an "official" download place for the Liberation Font family for use on Windows?

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closed as off topic by Thomas Ward, jokerdino, James Jun 14 '12 at 13:16

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This is offtopic for Ask Ubuntu. Please read the FAQ for what questions are on topic. As yoru question does not pertain to Ubuntu, it is considered offtopic. – Thomas Ward Jun 14 '12 at 12:48
As an Ubuntu user who works with a bunch of Windows users, this discussion facilitates interoperability between our documents. Therefore I think it is actually informative. – Phil Dec 5 '14 at 0:38
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The Liberation(tm) Fonts is a font family which aims at metric compatibility with Arial, Times New Roman, and Courier New. It is sponsored by Red Hat.

You can find the latest version on the liberation-fonts page. Download the „Binary (ttf)” file. It is currently at version 1.07.2.

After downloading the tar.gz package you might need an unpacking tool (eg. 7-Zip) on Windows.

The archive contains the following True Type (TTF) fonts:

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I should download the Binary (ttf) one right? Or do I download the Source too? – William Jun 14 '12 at 12:55
You'll need the binary file, since that contains the TTF files (listed above). The source files would allow you to rebuild/modify these font files. – lgarzo Jun 14 '12 at 12:57

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