[Pkg-fonts-devel] License for the Typo Script font

Raph Levien raph.levien at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 01:50:28 UTC 2009

Yes, you can consider Typo Script to be licensed under the OFL, and I can
update any documentation as necessary.

That said, I'm not yet convinced that it's a great idea to package such
incomplete fonts at all. If it's missing basically glyphs in the A-Z range,
then the user experience is going to be pretty horrible when people actually
try to use the font. My thinking is that adventurous users should be able to
easily download and install the font themselves, and know what they're
getting into.

Of course, what would be even best is to finish the font, at least to basic
glyph coverage. I have a fairly small budget of time to play with fonts
these days, so it's always helpful to get feedback on which
fonts-in-progress people are actually using, or would use if they were

But yes, as to the question of whether you have licensing permission to
package the font, absolutely.

Take care,


On Dec 13, 2009 9:27 AM, "Christian Perrier" <bubulle at debian.org> wrote:

Hello Raph,

The Debian/Ubuntu font packaging team has been working to package some
of the fonts you offer for download on your website.

Indeed, Inconsolata is already packaged:

I am also in the process of packaging the Museum fonts.

One of our team members worked on an initial package of the TypoScript

However, when trying to finalize that work, I had a doubt about the
license of the .sfd file you offer for download on

The .sfd file mentions it's released under OFL, so I assume this is
safe to package it...but I preferred confirming this with you. Alsop
this is an opportunity for us toi point you to this packaging effort
for your work, in case you wouldn't know about it.
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