[tex-live] Can't we get the Belleek (free MathTime) fonts to be distributeable?

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 12:48:04 CEST 2015

2015-06-30 11:54 GMT+02:00 Michael Shell <list1 at michaelshell.org>:
> On Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:39:47 -0300
> "George N. White III" <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Weren't the STIX fonts supposed to solve problems of freely available
>> Times-like fonts?  They are included in recent OS X versions, but I
>> haven't noticed them being used in documents.
> You know, this actually was/is my position, and the approach I wanted to
> go with as well. For an unknown reason, STIX was not an acceptable option.
> If I ever find out why, I will let you know. Perhaps it has to do with
> publisher back end processing capability. I've also read somewhere
> that there are still some unsolved metric problems in the STIX fonts.
> On Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:05:32 GMT
> Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>> I am confident enough that metrics are not, in and of themselves,
>> copyrightable, but I suspect others do not feel the same.
> Me too - and I'd go further than that. I wouldn't allow half the
> patents out there to be approved. And software copyright? Why,
> I'd have those expire in a few years like with patents.
Nowadays copyright expires 80 years after author's death. I would like
to have it expire much earlier.

Zdeněk Wagner

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