What's a good FREE font for integral signs?

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I like use OpenOffice to do mathematics documents (yes, not as good as LaTex, but it's not as much of a hassle), but I find the fonts that I currently have don't have a good set of good-looking integral signs, so I looking for a FREE font that has a good set of such signs. A small search for symbol fonts has not uncovered such a good set (although I'd like the set to have at least the set as given here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integral_symbol

And of course, I'd like it to look nice. I already have Segoe UI Symbol, which has these symbols, but they don't look very nice.
 

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You have to ask yourself the standard IT question: How often will I use it? Does it make sense to put effort in, and how much?

If the answer exceeds, say five times, then to download and install a tex-editor makes sense. It's really easy and should be doable within an hour or two (editor+libraries+template document). It is much more comfortable than ordinary word processors.

If the answer is less than five, then why would you do it? The existing symbols you already have will do for these few times.

I said standard question of IT, as it means: Shall I do it by foot or shall I write a program? Shall I search for a suitable sign (and test them over and over again) or shall I download a tex-editor. Now all my experiences in similar cases say: do it right, although it looks a bit long for the one actual example. However, the next slightly different case will come and you will restart the procedure. Latest at the third time you wished you had done it right in the first place. And to be honest, I think it's even faster than testing a lot of fonts. The good ones often cost you money anyway.
 
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HelpLaTeX Symbol Tables(IE) - Mathematics - WikiEducator

Above is a list of LaTex symbols you can use. I use it all the time.
 
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I like use OpenOffice
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so I looking for a FREE font that has a good set of such signs.
So, if you share your OpenOffice document (or create a pdf from it),
do you have to share the nonstandard font as well (or, for a pdf, embed the font in it)?
 
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As a sidenote, I suggest to switch to LibreOffice.
OpenOffice is a dinosaur of a software, that hasn't been updated since over seven years.
 
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