contributing new font package for xorg (fwd)

Jesse Barnes jbarnes at
Wed Aug 10 20:14:30 PDT 2005

On Wednesday, August 10, 2005 4:08 pm, Jon Smirl wrote:
> Is this really an xorg problem? It is the pdf app that embeds the
> font in the file, not xorg. You run into the same issues using
> proprietary fonts and pdf apps that embed fonts in the file.
> Hopefully that pdf app doing the embedding alerts you to what is
> happening.

It sounds like a font problem, and since Xorg has traditionally 
distributed some fonts (along with their licensing trouble), it's 
definitely related.

> I would think that the only issue is whether xorg can distribute a
> GPL font as part of it's package that is primarily MIT licensed
> without infecting everything to become GPL. Isn't that dealt with by
> keeping the GPL code isolated and clearly labeled? Fonts don't get
> linked into the codebase.

No problem there, I think.

> Given xorg's lack of fonts we should consider every one that we can
> get.



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