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Re: standard fonts and euro



On Sun, May 13, 2001 at 04:58:21AM -0400, Wolfgang Sourdeau wrote:
> I am converting all of my system to ISO-8859-15 and I notice that just
> the "fixed" font has a 8859-15. It would be great to have standard
> fonts such as Times, Helvetica, ... be compatible with this encoding.
[...]
> Now, it seems that the fonts coming with XFree86 are copyrighted by
> Adobe. So what are the alternatives for us ?

1) All of the fonts in the xfree86 source package are freely licensed.
(N.B., this is not the case with the upstream XFree86 source tarballs.)

2) Markus Kuhn has, I believe, extended the coverage of all the 75dpi and
100dpi fonts to include ISO 8859-15 and a whole lot more.  This work is
presently in XFree86's CVS HEAD branch and will be part of 4.1.x.

So, if you can hold out a little longer, you'll get your wish with no
labor on your part.

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