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Re: Changing the default font in Fedora Core 6



Le dimanche 11 juin 2006 à 13:24 -0500, Rex Dieter a écrit :
> Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> 
> > As you may (or may not) know the current default Fedora fonts suffer
> > from several problems :
> > 1. their licensing may preclude them from being fixed when a glyph is
> > bad or missing (problems like this are reported every few weeks)
> 
> Wow.  Doesn't that violate item #3 on
> http://opensource.org/docs/definition.php
> "3. Derived Works
> The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must allow
> them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the
> original software."

No, because so far they've been considered as static content, not code,
so any font which is redistributable but can not be changed/improved has
been OK for FC so far.

The freest font in Core is Vera, and even this font can't be changed
without changing its name (hence all de Vera derivatives like DejaVu
have their own font name)

Regards,

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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