Adding Accufonts to the update stream (was Re: LicencesQuestion : Squeak-L Art 6.)

Ian Piumarta ian.piumarta at
Mon Feb 24 18:51:36 UTC 2003


On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Daniel Vainsencher wrote:
> Ian, do you see a problem

I see only opportunities. ;)

> with loading AccuFonts to solve the license issues now

Somebody who has replaced (and lived with) the standard fonts entirely
with them would be a better judge.  But if the glyphs are in the right
places then the change should be completely transparent as far as the
image and VMs are concerned.

> 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?

The VM changes are minimal.  They'd take 15 minutes, tops.

The only thing we (I) missed was that most of the _fixed_-width X fonts
(e.g, xc/fonts/bdf/misc/6x13-ISO8859-1.bdf) come with this copyright:

  Public domain font.  Share and enjoy.

whereas the proportional fonts (times, helvetica) and courrier are not
copyright-free, and come with this one (again snipped directly from a bdf
file; e.g., xc/fonts/bdf/75dpi/helvR10-ISO8859-1.bdf):

  Copyright 1984-1989, 1994 Adobe Systems Incorporated.
  Copyright 1988, 1994 Digital Equipment Corporation.
  Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated which may be
  registered in certain jurisdictions.
  Permission to use these trademarks is hereby granted only in
  association with the images described in this file.
  Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute and sell this software
  and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby
  granted, provided that the above copyright notices appear in all
  copies and that both those copyright notices and this permission
  notice appear in supporting documentation, and that the names of
  Adobe Systems and Digital Equipment Corporation not be used in
  advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software
  without specific, written prior permission.  Adobe Systems and
  Digital Equipment Corporation make no representations about the
  suitability of this software for any purpose.  It is provided "as
  is" without express or implied warranty.

But that's just standard X boilerplate, entirely Squeak-friendly, and
as someone pointed out the other day requires only being tacked on the
end of the license file.


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