Re: First Draft proposal for modification of Debian Free Software Guidelines:
On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 02:26:18PM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> You'd find even less people who'd design fonts. And I don't know how
> many would just modify a given font or rather create a new one from
For the record, I have created a font (this was an apl font, back in
the mid 90s).
It was a derived font (I started from an X bitmapped font), because
I was mostly interested in adding new characters (there was also some
re-arrangement, and a few stylistic changes on characters which looked
The point, in this context, is that "derived fonts" take less effort to
build than "from scratch" fonts.
Unicode might change this, but I don't know enough about the organization
of our unicode support to say much about that topic.