[PATCH 4/5] os: remove unused set_font_authorizations function

Thomas Dickey dickey at his.com
Fri Jun 11 12:13:18 PDT 2010

On Fri, 11 Jun 2010, Alan Coopersmith wrote:

> Thomas Dickey wrote:
>> On Fri, 11 Jun 2010, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>>> Sorry, but set_font_authorizations is used - it's called from libXfont.
>>> (Well, it's used in theory - I don't think anyone ever really used the
>>> font server license/authorization checking support.)
>> It used to be one of the nuisances in installing Oracle was the Sun
>> licensed fonts, which wouldn't display in arbitrary places.  Where was
>> that check made?
> I have no idea - I didn't know there was such a problem.   Are you sure
> it was a license issue and not our former proprietary F3 font format or
> the Adobe DPS/XATM postscript font handling?

I suppose it could have been either.

Thomas E. Dickey

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