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Liberation Fonts

The Liberation Fonts is font collection which aims to provide document layout compatibility as usage of Times New Roman, Arial, Courier New.



  1. Get sources

The latest sources are available via github by checking out the repo:

$ git clone

Or downloading the tar.gz file via github. eg. 2.00.5 can be retrieved via:

$ wget

You can extract the files using the following command where VERSION=2.00.4:

$ tar zxvf liberation-fonts-[VERSION].tar.gz
  1. Build from the source
$ cd liberation-fonts    or   $ cd liberation-fonts-[VERSION]
$ make

The binary font files will be available in 'liberation-fonts-ttf-[VERSION]' directory.

  1. Install to system

Fedora Users : One can manually install the fonts by copying the TTFs to ~/.fonts for user wide usage, and/or to /usr/share/fonts/liberation for system-wide availability. Then, run fc-cache to let that cached.

Other distributions : please check out corresponding documentation.


Simply select preferred liberation font in applications and start using.


This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.

Please read file "LICENSE" for details.

For Maintainers

Before packaging a new release based on a new source tarball, you have to update the version suffix in the Makefile:


Make sure that the defined version corresponds to the font software metadata which you can check with ftinfo/otfinfo or fontforge itself. It is highly recommended that file 'ChangeLog' is updated to reflect changes.

Create a tarball with the following command:

$ make dist

The new versioned tarball will be available in the dist/ folder as liberation-fonts-[NEW_VERSION].tar.gz.


Please read file "AUTHORS" for list of contributors.


The Liberation(tm) Fonts is a font family which aims at metric compatibility with Arial, Times New Roman, and Courier New.




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