[Pkg-fonts-devel] Re: [Openfontlibrary] Re: [DejaVu-fonts] forming
new maintenance team for MPH 2B Damase?
pabs at debian.org
Mon Feb 12 02:10:57 CET 2007
On Sun, 2007-02-11 at 15:17 +0000, Victor Gaultney wrote:
> > Mark Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> is the author and he released it
> > into the public domain...
> Far be it from me to discourage development of free fonts, but I don't think
> Mark has the rights to release it into the public domain.
(11:53:52) mark: I don't remember copying that font. I suppose it's
possible, I know I used it for information about the script
(11:54:32) mark: But if necessary, Sylheti can be removed from the font,
or new glyphs can be designed. Simply "recognizing font styles" doesn't
imply any sort of breach of copyright
(11:56:30) mark: The Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic glyphs are
all original, as are the Glagolitic, Gothic, Linear B, Cypriot, because
I actually still have the designs for all of those
(11:57:01) mark: The other ones, I'd have to check to make sure
(11:57:06) mark: But I was sure the entire font was my work
(11:57:25) mark: One sec
(11:58:38) mark: ok... the arabic glyphs are original, but in most apps
if you type them it will show up as your system's default arabic font
because there aren't OpenType tables for it
(12:02:32) mark: but after a cursory look, it appears eveything's
original (most of the ranges are typified by uneven contours because I
didn't "finish" the glyph outlines off)
(12:02:41) mark: except for Sylheti
(12:03:46) pabs: thanks for the info, I'll let you know of any more
(12:03:50) mark: ok :-)
> If we want to get the typographic community's support behind free and open
> source fonts, we have to prove to them that we honour copyright. Otherwise
> all our arguments fall flat, and designers will run from FLOSS and the OFLB
> like the plague.
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