Re: Japanese font license problem
On Wednesday, Oct 8, 2003, at 02:20 US/Eastern, Tomohiro KUBOTA wrote:
No, the list includes outline fonts. These outline fonts adopt
TYPEBANK font as a starting point of desigining.
In the US, the font itself (the "idea" of the shape of the characters,
their spacing, etc.) can't be copyrighted. The "font program" used to
express that to a computer can be.
Hence, bitmap fonts can't be copyrighted, because the expression to the
computer and the font itself are the same thing. The expression and the
So, in the US, you can copy the character shapes all you want, as long
as you don't copy (for example) the actual PostScript code used to