contributing new font package for xorg

Jesse Barnes jbarnes at
Thu Aug 11 13:24:54 PDT 2005

On Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:33 pm, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Iau, 2005-08-11 at 09:49 -0700, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> > > [I say "may" because US case law places some limitations on the
> > > ability to copyright fonts.]
> >
> > Like what?
> I'd disagree with his description a little but in the US copyright on
> fonts deals with the font not neccessarily use of the font - so a
> bitmap containing the word "Hello" in monotype is not neccessarily a
> derivative work. Including the font itself into the document is
> however. This became a bit of a problem with .ps and a huge problemw
> with PDF. PDF tries to deal with it by having comedy 1bit DRM to
> control font access in applications that listen to the flag.

Wow, so there's established precedent for my example of attaching the 
font?  Geez, that's bad.


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