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Re: A WDL.

> On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 03:44:41PM -0500, D. Starner wrote:
> > > I also have no idea what direction to render the text (left-to-right or
> > > right-to-left). The standard tells me.
> > 
> > There are DFSG-free data files that include all the normative information
> > like this. Run "locate UnicodeData" -- I have 5 copies from Debian packages. 
> > It's not terribly human-readable, but the data's there.
> We've been here before. That file isn't *actually* DFSG-free.

If we've been here before, then no one bothered to file bugreports, because,
as I said, there are at least five copies in Debian.

But let's look at the license:


     The Unicode Character Database is provided as is by Unicode, Inc.
     No claims are made as to fitness for any particular purpose. No
     warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. The recipient
     agrees to determine applicability of information provided. If this
     file has been purchased on magnetic or optical media from Unicode,
     Inc., the sole remedy for any claim will be exchange of defective
     media within 90 days of receipt.

     This disclaimer is applicable for all other data files accompanying
     the Unicode Character Database, some of which have been compiled by
     the Unicode Consortium, and some of which have been supplied by
     other sources.

  Limitations on Rights to Redistribute This Data

     Recipient is granted the right to make copies in any form for
     internal distribution and to freely use the information supplied in
     the creation of products supporting the Unicode^TM Standard. The
     files in the Unicode Character Database can be redistributed to
     third parties or other organizations (whether for profit or not) as
     long as this notice and the disclaimer notice are retained.
     Information can be extracted from these files and used in
     documentation or programs, as long as there is an accompanying
     notice indicating the source.

We can make copies _in any form_ _whether for profit or not_. Where's the problem? 

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