[tex-live] TL 2009 not installing URW Garamond ?

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Oct 12 13:55:37 CEST 2009

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Robin Fairbairns wrote:
>> sigh.  strangely enough, we didn't search every file on ctan (cs. 12k of
>> them) when we did away with the nonfree tree.
>> mind you, i'm not sure the urw fonts ever were on nonfree (and i'm not
>> about to search the transaction history to find out).
> OK, but it was a serious question : how is one supposed to know
> that CTAN (in its infinite wisdom) has classified URW Garamond
> as non-free ?  If, for example, I visit the TeX Catalogue and
> search for Garamond, I find it included in the Free_Math_Font_Survey.
> Furthermore, if I follow the link to Licences and then back
> to the Sarovar version of the Catalogue, and use the
> A-Z Index to find URW Garamond, I read
> "This bundle provides a set of Adobe Type-1 fonts which URW has made 
> available for free under the Aladdin Free Public License:"
> So where /is/ the information that CTAN has classified URW Garamond
> as "non-free", and given the above quotation, on what basis was
> this decision made ?
> ** Phil.

or the problem is that the license is not compatible with the debian 
rules, and thus cannot be included directly in TL. That has nothing to 
do with CTAN.



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