Using fonts from the LaTeX Font Catalogue

Paulo Ney de Souza pauloney at
Sat May 8 23:59:56 CEST 2021

On Sat, May 8, 2021 at 2:41 PM Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at>

> On 2021-05-08 at 23:06:18 +0200, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>  > > Probably will be easier to put them on "getnonfreefonts".
>  >
>  > Well imho fonts licence questions aren't easy and I wouldn't be
>  > able to decide if the fonts can be included or not.
> Licenses of supported fonts must allow usage without any restrictions.
> getnonfreefonts can only support fonts whose licenses prohibit taking
> money for the distribution.

That is the case in most fonts here Reinhard. They do NOT have a license,
their authors disappeared and left just the fonts behind.

Legally (and mathematically) if there is no license -- all is satisfied,
all is granted.
So most of these (not all) could go into getnonfreefonts as-is.

The "Emerald Fontwerk" set license does not fit and I'll work on that.

> I must admit that the name "getnonfreefonts" is misleading.

We should change it to:



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