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Re: TeX Licenses & teTeX (Was: Re: forwarded message from Jeff Licquia)

> From: tb@becket.net (Thomas Bushnell, BSG)
> Date: 05 Aug 2002 21:41:27 -0700

> But can I modify the behavior of any part of LaTeX, including what
> happens when I load article.sty?

Can you modify plain.tex?

> And am I allowed to do that by taking the original article.sty and
> using it as the basis for a modification?

Can you do something with plain.tex?

> > Why do you not consider the same patching as above? You *can* patch CM
> > using virtual fonts facility. I do not think there are restrictions on
> > .vf files you can use with TeX.
> Can I take the existing source file and use it as the basis of my new
> and different font?

According to Knuth, surely -- if the result is not called CM. I
already told you, that there are popular fonts created in this way,
namely EC fonts. I do not know whether Knuth uses EC fonts himself
(probably not), but he definitely had no problems with their

Good luck


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