[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#665334: Bug#665334: non-DFSG postscript embedded in fontforge (currently August 2014)

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Mon Aug 1 05:12:04 UTC 2016

Hi Vasudev--

On Sat 2016-07-30 03:17:01 -0400, Vasudev Kamath wrote:

> Do you still find this problem in latest fontforge in Debian
> experimental?.. I did a quick search in fontforge/othersubrs.c file I
> did not find exact license text you posted.

I don't see that license text either, but there are several weird
references to adobe in fontforge/othersubrs.c which i don't really know
how to interpret clearly.

> Since I became the new maintainer of fontforge, this bug popped up on my
> Maintainer Dashboard :-). So wondering if this issue still affects
> fontforge or not.

well, the specific text i pointed out as problematic is gone.  But there
are still provocative statements like:

  These subroutines are code by Adobe for this exact use (from


  static const char *copyright[] = {
        "% Copyright (c) 1987-1990 Adobe Systems Incorporated.",
        "% All Rights Reserved.",
        "% This code to be used for Flex and hint replacement.",
        "% Version 1.1",

but i confess i've lost track of how to interpret them, sorry :(


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