Re: Using open source fonts in CSS test suites?

Hello Ken,

Monday, November 24, 2014, 2:28:10 PM, you wrote:

> Koji,

> And, as the developer of those fonts, I am willing to make changes
> and additions to make them more useful for CSS Test Suite purposes.

Ken, that is very generous and helpful of you!

Koji, what I said earlier about "with modification" would more
precisely be "with modification done by someone other than the
designer of the font". If Ken makes changes that are needed for the
CSS test suite, the OFL carries over to the modified font and a name
change is neither needed nor desirable.

> I am not familiar with how the CSS test suites work, so I would
> need to be specific instructions about what needs to be changed or
> added, even if it means creating additional font resources. I
> basically need to know the specifications/dimensions of any glyphs
> that need to be designed, how they are to be encoded, and what
> OpenType features, if any, need to be defined.

> Regards...

> -- Ken

>> On Nov 24, 2014, at 4:05 AM, Chris Lilley <> wrote:
>> Hello Koji,
>> Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3:49:43 PM, you wrote:
>>> Could someone please teach me how I could use open source fonts in
>>> CSS test suites? The font in question is the one Ken Lunde created
>>> for the testing purposes[1], and its license is SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE, available here[2].
>> Yes, that font can be used for testing because the license does not
>> prevent free redistribution.
>> If the font is used without modification, nothing else needs to be
>> done.
>> If the font is modified in any way (subsetting, adding or removing
>> OpenType features, etc) then it can still be used, but under the terms
>> of the license it must be renamed and the new name must not use any
>> part of the "reserved name" specified in the license.
>>> I found the fonts/CSSTest directory[3] contains bunch of fonts
>>> along with the same SIL LICENSE file, though the date is slightly
>>> different. Is creating a directory under fonts and putting the
>>> LICENSE file and README file good enough?
>> Yes.
>>> [1] 
>>> [2] 
>>> [3] 
>>> /koji 
>> -- 
>> Best regards,
>> Chris Lilley, Technical Director, W3C Interaction Domain

Best regards,
 Chris Lilley, Technical Director, W3C Interaction Domain

Received on Monday, 24 November 2014 15:26:55 UTC