[tex-live] getnonfreefonts

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Apr 14 01:51:50 CEST 2016

On 2016-04-13 at 21:06:16 +0200, Ulrike Fischer wrote:

 > Perhaps nobody did sent Reinhard a nice mail and asked him to
 > support a font ...

Oh, many people did.  And they asked politely.  I'm sad that I had to
disappoint them all.

There are a few constraints:

 * I'm not willing to provide TeX support files unless I can provide
   the actual fonts as well.

 * I only support fonts which cannot be *distributed* freely.

 * I only support fonts which can be *used* without any restriction,
   even in commercial environments.

 * Both, the fonts and the TeX support files must be downloadable
   from reliable servers.  CTAN is certainly the most reliable one.

 * The fonts have to be useful.  There are many fonts in the internet
   which do not even support the full ASCII character set and thus are
   completely useless in the TeX world.

Thus, only very few fonts can be supported.


Reinhard Kotucha                            Phone: +49-511-3373112
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