Re: location of UnicodeData.txt
"Bernhard R. Link" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * Jim Penny <email@example.com> [021203 17:35]:
> > OK, now, supposing that the unicode license is found to be non-DSFG
> > free, and hence that UnicodeData.txt is non-free.
> > Suppose a program implements either unicode collation, regular expressions,
> > or any of the other things mentioned above.
> > (collation is at: http://www.unicode.org/unicode/reports/tr10/,
> > regular expressions are at http://www.unicode.org/unicode/reports/tr18/)
> > Can the program be in debian main?
> When such ridiculous preconditions hold, the program will be most likely
> undistributable at all. Not only for debian but for anybody except the
> author, if there is a single one. (At least if it is GPL or any other similar
A program can use the algorithms specified by Unicode without any
copying of Unicode, and can thus be entirely free.