[tex-live] getnonfreefonts

Peter Wilson herries.press at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 13 21:05:43 CEST 2016

On 13/04/16 19:52, Philip Taylor wrote:
> Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>> But as you should know texlive doesn't include tools which have the
>> sole/main purpose to support something unfree.
> Microsoft Windows is "something unfree", yet TeX Live includes support
> for it.  One might reasonably assume that this is because the TeX Live
> developers recognise that a very large number of people choose to use
> Microsoft Windows (I am one), and that to disenfranchise them would not
> be in anyone's interest.  Why, then, discriminate against those (again,
> such as myself) who wish to use unfree fonts as well as an unfree
> operating system ?
> ** Phil.

I see a distinction between providing support for a free program that 
runs on an unfree operating system and supporting non-free programs that 
run on unfree operating systems.

Peter W.

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