[Pkg-fonts-devel] [Openfontlibrary] StixFonts license update

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Tue Jul 15 15:41:01 UTC 2008

> STIX made this change after some communication with me, because the
> previous version was clearly nonfree and Barbara Beeton(*) persevered in
> getting them to review it.
> We urged them to use the OFL (or any existing free license, for that
> matter), but they chose not to.  I don't know why not.

Well, it seems like they listened to recommendations from you and
Barbara (and probably other reviewers and beta testers in the community):

The announcement dates back a few months now but IMHO it's great news
for this rich set of scientific and mathematical Unicode fonts to be
planned for release under the OFL :-)

> Best,
> Karl
> (*) For those who don't know her: Barbara is a very long-time member of
> the TeX and typographic communities, and one of the hardest workers on
> the STIX project.

Nicolas Spalinger

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