[Pkg-fonts-devel] STIX Fonts Beta Test Version Ready for Download

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at web.de
Thu Nov 1 13:34:41 UTC 2007

On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 12:14 +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> Paul Wise <pabs at debian.org> wrote:
> >    4. You may also (a) add glyphs or characters to the Fonts, or
> > modify the shape of existing glyphs, so long as the base set of glyphs
> > is not removed and (b) delete glyphs or characters from the Fonts,
> > provided that the resulting font set is distributed with the following
> > disclaimer: "This [name] font does not include all the Unicode points
> > covered in the STIX Fonts-TM set but may include others." In each
> > case, the name used to denote the resulting font set shall not include
> > the term "STIX" or any similar term.
> I'm confused by this, but maybe I just don't understand how the font
> works: is it possible to modify a character and have software use it,
> even if the original is still in there?  Don't things get confused by
> two glyphs for the same character being in there?

Sure, current font technologies make it easy to have several glyphs
refer to one character. The client software can then choose which
variant to use. There is little support for this choosing in FOSS, but
that does not have to bother you, if you make your glyph the default.

However, I don't see why one should have to include to original glyphs
in the font. Clause (a) explicitly allows modification of exisiting


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