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Free Font Forms for SVG

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 12:04:33 -0500
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To: robert.wilhelm@freetype.org
Cc: "Dean Jackson" <dean.jackson@cmis.csiro.au>, www-archive@w3.org

On your related projects page [1] you note a number of utilities that 
convert from TT to other font formats. There is also a TT to SVG [2] 
converter [3] which I thought I'd bring to your attention, but I primarily 
want to ask you a question: I'm trying to collect a set of  letter forms (of 
good "jobbing" and decorative quality ) under open licenses that we can 
covert to SVG and then encourage people to use instead of bit mapped 
graphics. Postscript [4] and Ghostscript [5] are obvious candidates, but I 
haven't figured out the nuances of their licenses in this context quite yet. 
Can you recommend any letter forms under a license that could be converted 
to SVG and used on Web pages arbitrarily?

[1] http://freetype.sourceforge.net/projects.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/fonts.html
[3] http://www.steadystate.co.uk/svg/
[4] GNU Fonts: I'm unclear about the implications of font use under GPL? 
(Does that mean any pages using such fonts must also be available under GPL, 
or is this LGPL?)
[5] Ghostsript "free fonts" but unclear what the license as they are donated 
from UWW++

Joseph Reagle Jr.
W3C Policy Analyst                mailto:reagle@w3.org
IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
Received on Wednesday, 20 December 2000 12:06:10 UTC

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