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Re: [good new]Type 1 font hinting is now free software




On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 10:35 PM, Marco d'Itri <md@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Jun 01, Bastien ROUCARIÈS <roucaries.bastien@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> The license choosen by adobe is unfortunalty apache 2 and thus not compatible
>> with GPL2 only.
> In which cases this would be relevant?


If font is GPL2 only, is type 1 and use font hinting it is a license violation.

Lintian detect the type 1 font hinting here:
https://lintian.debian.org/tags/license-problem-font-adobe-copyrighted-fragment.html
https://lintian.debian.org/tags/license-problem-font-adobe-copyrighted-fragment-no-credit.html

We could check debian/copyright if dep5 but patch is welcome (and it
need to be clever if font is build from source we only check build
font).

I suppose the lintian check need to be redone type 1 font hinting is
quite current

Bastien

Bastien
>
> --
> ciao,
> Marco