[Openfontlibrary] The Master Plan for free fonts?
dave at lab6.com
Tue Jun 5 01:20:43 PDT 2007
I wrote this small introduction to Free Fonts, comments please :-)
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The Master Plan for free fonts? Licensing, Community, Tools, Know-How.
Licensing? The Open Font License is a free license written
specifically for the needs of fonts and type designers.
Community? The Open Font Library has adopted the Open Font License as
its only license and is now creating a quality collection of OFL
fonts, albeit slowly. The aim is to set up a simple "join the club"
switching dynamic for free and freeware font developers.
Tools? FontForge, XGridFit, Spiro. These can technically make production
quality fonts, but premier type designers don't use them. Yet.
Know-how? In the free world, it is lacking, but Wikipedia lights the way.
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