[Pkg-fonts-devel] Nimbus Sans copyright?

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at physik.uni-erlangen.de
Tue Jun 13 14:49:37 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 10:48 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> 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.

No. Unless somebody put a lot of effort into this, the above copyright
info indicates that this TTF has been converted from a Type1 font which
originates from GhostScript. The fonts that can be found in the gsfonts
package carry the same copyright info.

> 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.
Why has anybody ever created 'ttf-bitstream-vera' ...?

> 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.

I am not sure if I would have the time to look after it. It might be
better if you do this.


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