Adding Accufonts to the update stream (was Re: LicencesQuestion:

Jesse Welton jwelton at
Mon Feb 24 18:16:17 UTC 2003

Daniel Vainsencher wrote:
> Ian Piumarta <ian.piumarta at> wrote:
> > 
> > Adopting the ISO encodings eliminates other (more painful) problems that
> > would present themselves if we were to attempt a "halfway" solution (such
> > as replacing the fonts but retaining MacRoman encodings).
> Ian, do you see a problem with loading AccuFonts to solve the license
> issues now, and then doing as you guys propose as soon as we have
> everything lined up? the VMs, image enhancements like keyboard shortcut
> you proposed, and more (reasonable) amount of discussion to make sure we
> didn't miss anything?

It seems to me, this would be an unnecessary step.  Replacing Apple
fonts with free Latin-X fonts would also solve the license issues now,
and the rest would be ironed out in due order as part of the 3.5 alpha
process.  (A quick fix for 3.4 probably would call for AccuFonts.  Is
the objective to relicense 3.4, or just 3.5 and beyond?)

It may be petty, but the main gripe I have with AccuFonts is that they
carry IMO a stupid and obnoxious name scheme.


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