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We have selected the fonts Open Sans, Source Sans Pro, Source Code Pro and PT Serif for shipping with LibreOffice 4.0. While you can still add fonts to this wishlist, it might not effect anything.

Font Type Available weights Italics available Character support Professional quality font? Usable under Windows?[1] License Suggestion from Bundle
Open Sans Sans-serif 400–800 (Book–Extra Bold) Yes Latin, Greek, Cyrillic Yes Yes ALv2 Astron Yes
Ubuntu Sans-serif 300–700 (Book–Bold) Yes Latin, Greek, Cyrillic Yes Yes UFLv1 (OFL-like) Fitoschido Yes
Vollkorn Serif Regular, Bold Yes (both) Latin extended Yes Bold is unusable at 8pt OFL Cloph No
Alegreya Serif 400–900 (Book–Ultra Bold) Yes Latin Extended Yes No (PostScript contours/greyscale hinting) OFLv1.1 Fitoschido No
Neuton Serif 200–800 (Book–Ultra Bold) Yes (two styles) Latin Extended Yes Not at small sizes (~8pt) OFLv1.1 Fitoschido No
Dancing Script Cursive 400–700 (Regular–Bold) N/A Latin Yes No, but it's not meant to be used at small sizes OFLv1.1 Fitoschido No
Adobe Source Sans Sans-serif 200–900 (Light–Ultra Bold) Yes Latin extended Yes Yes ("TTF" version) OFLv1.1 User:Astron Yes
PT Sans (OFL version) Sans-serif 400, 700 (Regular, Bold) Yes Latin extended, Cyrillic Yes Yes OFLv1.1 Astron Yes
PT Serif/PT Mono Serif/Mono 400, 700 (Regular, Bold) Yes Latin extended, Cyrillic Yes Yes Paratype license [2] Astron Yes
Roboto Sans-serif 300–900 (Thin–Black) Yes Latin (Extended), Cyrillic, Greek Yes  ? ALv2 Mirek2 -
Charis (SIL/Graphite font) Serif 400–700 (Book–Bold) Yes Extended Latin, Cyrillic Yes Yes OFLv1.1 Phorious -
Andika (SIL/Graphite font) Sans-Serif  ? No Extended Latin, Cyrillic Yes Yes OFLv1.1 GerryT -
Doulos (SIL/Graphite font) Serif  ? No Extended Latin, Cyrillic Yes Yes OFLv1.1 GerryT -
Gentium Plus (SIL/Graphite font) Serif  ? Yes Extended Latin, Cyrillic, Greek Yes Yes OFLv1.1 GerryT -
Old Standard (SIL/Graphite font) Serif  ? Yes Extended Latin, Cyrillic, Greek Yes Yes OFLv1.1 GerryT -
Theano Classical (SIL/Graphite font) Serif  ? Yes Extended Latin, Cyrillic, Greek Yes Yes OFLv1.1 GerryT -
Sophia Nubian (SIL/Graphite font) Sans-Serif  ? Yes Latin, Nubian Yes Yes OFLv1.1 GerryT -

Footnotes

  1. While on Linux and Mac, most fonts can be made to look good, Windows's ClearType hinting can be rather aggressive to fonts not specially hinted for it. To check how your font behaves, install it under Windows, make sure you have ClearType enabled (enabled by default on Vista/7/8, for instruction for XP see here). Then open LibreOffice Writer, set your font, set a small font size (8–12 pt at 100% zoom), copy in some blind text and look at the result. If the heights of the small letters "xsewn" vary, your font probably isn't fit to be included. Likewise, if the type looks greyish and less sharp than usual, you have probably happened upon a Type-1 based font which you shouldn't submit here either.
  2. Forbids selling the fonts themselves → un-free license?