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Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] Find Sponsor for averia-sans-gwf

Whilst the font is interesting the site clearly states that it was created using the metrics from 725 different fonts, many such as Times New Roman, are not OFL the result being that the though one may wish to release the averaged fonts under OFL one does not have the right to do do. The upstream seems to be confused on this matter. Google Web Fonts currently only has 622 fonts, and whilst elsewhere there is a "New Times Roman" web font the license is more restrictive than OFL.


On 18 Mar 2013 17:59, "Alfonso Sabato Siciliano" <alfix86@gmail.com> wrote:
I team,

I have made this fonts package:

It is released under SIL Open Font License
and is user by "beret" game,
(https://mentors.debian.net/package/beret , VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djOFHX1ul8c )

You can download them:
dget -x http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/f/fonts-sil-averia-sans-gwf/fonts-sil-averia-sans-gwf_1.00-1.dsc

I am seeking a sponsor for it!

Information about Averia font family:
Avería ("breakdown" or "mechanical damage" in Spanish - related to the root
of the English word "average") is a Unicode typeface family created from the
average of all fonts on the computer of the creator, Dan Sayers. The process
is described at http://iotic.com/averia/. All metrics are the result of an
averaging process. The included glyphs are those that existed in a majority
of the source fonts - which are the following:

Range           Description
U+0020-U+007E   Basic Latin
U+00A0-U+00FF   Latin-1 Supplement

And some glyphs from the following:

Range           Description
U+0100-U+017F   Latin Extended-A
U+0180-U+021F   Latin Extended-B
U+02B0-U+02FF   Spacing Modifier Letters
U+0370-U+03D5   Greek
U+2000-U+2122   General Punctuation
U+2200-U+25CS   Mathematical Operators

Avería exists in Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic, Light and Light Italic
styles - as well as a "Gruesa" semi-italic variant made from an average of
all 725 source fonts.

Legal info:
The Averia Libre families of fonts are based on the average of all 725 fonts
in the Google Web Fonts project, released under the SIL Open Font
License, as of 9 Nov 2011.
The upstream confirm:
"all of the Averîa Libre fonts are strictly composed of the average of
OFL fonts".


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