[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#599059: merging Tuffy font fork

Thatcher Ulrich tu at tulrich.com
Mon Aug 22 20:27:58 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 4:45 AM, Paul Wise <pabs at debian.org> wrote:
> Please use reply-to-all in future. Added everyone to CC
> On Fri, 2010-10-08 at 10:27 +0200, Karcsi wrote:
>> This is accepteable but I need some development on the fonts, such as
>> kerning pairs. Next day I may send my latest development snapshot to
>> Thatcher Ulrich (original author of the Tuffy font).
> Excellent, thanks.

Sorry for the long delay!  I finally found some time to do the merge.
Results at http://tulrich.com/fonts/

>> Newer additional data that fedoraproject deals with these fonts here:
>> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Tulrich_Tuffy_fonts
>> fedoraproject.org/wiki/Tuffy_Infants_fonts
>> fedoraproject.org/wiki/Tuffy_MH3_fonts
> Hmm, a couple of other forks for you to merge Thatcher. Can I leave it
> up to you to contact those folks about those forks?

The "Infants" and the MH3 fonts are true forks, in the sense that they
are intentionally changing the style of the font, so I'm not planning
to merge them in to the root Tuffy.

I did merge the glyphs contributed by brtkr, and also got permission
to merge yet another Tuffy fork which adds many characters used to
transcribe Indian text (http://www.evertype.com/fonts/rupakara/).  So
that's what's in Tuffy 1.27.

I updated the LICENSE.txt to use the PD-Self declaration.


>> Ref.: …
>> In order for that to happen, Károly needs to indicate that his changes are released to the public domain:
>> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=599059#15
>> My answer: The fonts originally in GPL, so my improvements are still
>> the same. As the attached LICENSE file tells the same. (Because I did
>> not have different.)
> Please note that the Tuffy fonts were never GPLed. AFAICT they were
> always public domain, not GPL. The GNU GPL and public domain are very
> different.
> Also, Thatcher, in some countries the law has no provision for allowing
> people to put stuff in the "public domain". Accordingly, the Creative
> Commons project has created the CC0 license, which puts a work in the
> public domain where possible and elsewhere under a license that is
> equivalent. You both might want to consider using it in place of the
> current public domain dedication.
> http://creativecommons.org/choose/zero/
> http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CC0_FAQ
> --
> bye,
> pabs
> http://wiki.debian.org/PaulWise

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