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Re: Xfstt and Sampo Kaasila's patents

> > I don't plan to take any action until I am convinced that xfstt
> > violates the patent.

L. Peter Deutsch <ghost@aladdin.com> wrote:
> It is my understanding that any implementation of the TrueType
> hinting machinery violates the patent, since the specification of
> the hint-related "instructions" directly mirrors the claims of the
> patents.

If the coverage is indeed that broad, it's likely that there's prior art.

Then again, without knowing the specifics, it's hard to say...

[Which is to say: without knowing the specifics there's no reason to
believe that there actually is a patent violation.]


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