Package: ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Severity: wishlist
Tags: wontfix

Microsoft released a number of fonts with Vista.  A second package,
say ttf-msvistafonts-installer, would be useful to download, extract
and install these fonts.  If this is illegal (as appears to be the
case), tagging this bug WONTFIX and explaining why would be useful for
people looking through the BTS to see if anyone else has asked for
these fonts.

According to Wikipedia, these fonts are available for free (of charge)
download.  When I downloaded FileFormatConverters.exe and cabextracted
it, it contained an "EULA" file which included the following lines,
which seem to indicate that it is illegal to install these fonts on
anything other than Windows.


    You may use the fonts that accompany this software only to display
    and print content from a device running a Microsoft Windows
    operating system.  Additionally, you may only

      • embed fonts in content as permitted by the embedding
        restrictions in the fonts; and

      • when printing content, temporarily download them to a printer
        or other output device.

    You may not copy, install or use the fonts on other devices.

References: (the EULA file from the above download)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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