[Pkg-fonts-devel] Nimbus Sans copyright?

Paul Wise pabs3 at bonedaddy.net
Tue Jun 13 02:48:03 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-06-12 at 17:04 +0200, Ralf Stubner wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 11:10 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> > Thanks for the info, do you know if there is a way of telling them
> > apart?
> In your original message you said mentioned version 1.06. The fonts from
> URW (both GhostScript and GhostPCL) are version 1.05. While gsfonts does
> include version 1.06. Hence it is very likely the version from gsfonts.
> Another hint would be if the fonts copyright mentiones something like
> Cyrillic glyphs added by Valek Filippov (C) 2001-2004

Full copyright info is:

Copyright (URW)++,Copyright 1999 by (URW)++ Design & Development;
Cyrillic glyphs added by Valek Filippov (C) 2001-2002

Looks like it is pretty conclusively the GhostPCL version. nimbus.ttf is
the same. verdana.ttf and vera.ttf in the same package seem to be
Bitstream Vera Sans version "Release 1.10", copyright info:

Copyright (c) 2003 by Bitstream, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

> Otherwise one would have to compare things like glyph coverage. The
> version from GhostPCL covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, while the
> version from gsfonts covers only Latin and Cyrillic. And the Cyrillic
> glyphs should be different between the two versions.

It contains one greek character - U+0394 - greek delta symbol.

Are you interested in filing a bug about this, since you seem to know
about the situation? If not, I can do so on the weekend using
information you have provided thus far.


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