[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#568109: xfonts-scalable: Utopia has been Free software for a good amount of time

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Mon Sep 9 09:01:21 UTC 2013

> as far as the xfonts-scalable package is concerned, if you want fonts
> to be added in there, the best way to go is reporting bugs upstream:
>   https://bugs.freedesktop.org/

I tried to raise some interest in this topic upstream, but honestly, I
doubt there is enough incentive to adapt to the new licensing: 


For the Debian package, couldn't we just distribute that font under the
license granted to the TeX User Group? Comparing the tarballs
distributed by X.org and by CTAN, the font files (.pfb/.afm) are exactly
the same. It is just the LICENSE/COPYING text that's different!
Currently, the only way to get this font installed on a Debian system is
via texlive-fonts-recommended, which is at least inconvenient if you are
not going to use tex at all.

- Fabian

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