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Re: figlet fonts - GPL-ok?



On Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 01:05:11PM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> And paintings are not sculpture, nor are they books, and the shape
> of a SC Cobra is not the same as a photograph. Some visual works are
> copyrightable, some aren't. Font designs strike me (a non-expert) as
> something reasonable to copyright (apparently incorrectly).

Sure.  *How* you get the typeface output is algorithmic (and what is
technically referred to as the font in digital typography).  The output
itself is not.

> Hmmm, shades of the look-and-feel copyright argument.  Okay, don't
> bother looking up the actual reference, I was just confused.

Okay.

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