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Re: Freedom for Fonts

From: Clive Bruton <clive@typonaut.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 98 23:57:14 +0000
To: <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1325053701-36508459@battersea.indx.co.uk>
Michael Emmel wrote at 09/02/98 9:40 pm

>No I rail agianst the font's industry protection of the "pencil"
>Modern  computers require a decent set of fonts for operation.
>They also require a font rendering engine.

The "type" industry doesn't protect the pencil, that's a process 
enshrined in copyright and/or patent law, if you mean they protect their 

You're free to design whatever you like, as long as you don't copy 
something that belongs to someone else. Just like any other form of 
intellectual property.

>I dont care about specialty fonts just for example Courier Roman Helvitica 
>The 10 - 12 fonts that are used in 99% of computer applications.
>Plus a basic rendering engine.

I think you're saying you just want this for basic fonts, yes? I think 
pretty much every OS that can display fonts has it's own core set, so 
what do you think you'll achieve by putting that set into another format?

-- Clive
Received on Monday, 9 February 1998 19:01:05 UTC

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