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1Bitstream Vera Fonts Copyright
2
3The fonts have a generous copyright, allowing derivative works (as
4long as "Bitstream" or "Vera" are not in the names), and full
5redistribution (so long as they are not *sold* by themselves). They
6can be be bundled, redistributed and sold with any software.
7
8The fonts are distributed under the following copyright:
9
10Copyright
11=========
12
13Copyright (c) 2003 by Bitstream, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bitstream
14Vera is a trademark of Bitstream, Inc.
15
16Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
17a copy of the fonts accompanying this license ("Fonts") and associated
18documentation files (the "Font Software"), to reproduce and distribute
19the Font Software, including without limitation the rights to use,
20copy, merge, publish, distribute, and/or sell copies of the Font
21Software, and to permit persons to whom the Font Software is furnished
22to do so, subject to the following conditions:
23
24The above copyright and trademark notices and this permission notice
25shall be included in all copies of one or more of the Font Software
26typefaces.
27
28The Font Software may be modified, altered, or added to, and in
29particular the designs of glyphs or characters in the Fonts may be
30modified and additional glyphs or characters may be added to the
31Fonts, only if the fonts are renamed to names not containing either
32the words "Bitstream" or the word "Vera".
33
34This License becomes null and void to the extent applicable to Fonts
35or Font Software that has been modified and is distributed under the
36"Bitstream Vera" names.
37
38The Font Software may be sold as part of a larger software package but
39no copy of one or more of the Font Software typefaces may be sold by
40itself.
41
42THE FONT SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
43EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF
44MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT
45OF COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, OR OTHER RIGHT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
46BITSTREAM OR THE GNOME FOUNDATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR
47OTHER LIABILITY, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
48OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR
49OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE FONT
50SOFTWARE OR FROM OTHER DEALINGS IN THE FONT SOFTWARE.
51
52Except as contained in this notice, the names of Gnome, the Gnome
53Foundation, and Bitstream Inc., shall not be used in advertising or
54otherwise to promote the sale, use or other dealings in this Font
55Software without prior written authorization from the Gnome Foundation
56or Bitstream Inc., respectively. For further information, contact:
57fonts at gnome dot org.
58
59Copyright FAQ
60=============
61
621. I don't understand the resale restriction... What gives?
63
64Bitstream is giving away these fonts, but wishes to ensure its
65competitors can't just drop the fonts as is into a font sale system
66and sell them as is. It seems fair that if Bitstream can't make money
67from the Bitstream Vera fonts, their competitors should not be able to
68do so either. You can sell the fonts as part of any software package,
69however.
70
712. I want to package these fonts separately for distribution and
72sale as part of a larger software package or system. Can I do so?
73
74Yes. A RPM or Debian package is a "larger software package" to begin
75with, and you aren't selling them independently by themselves.
76See 1. above.
77
783. Are derivative works allowed?
79Yes!
80
814. Can I change or add to the font(s)?
82Yes, but you must change the name(s) of the font(s).
83
845. Under what terms are derivative works allowed?
85
86You must change the name(s) of the fonts. This is to ensure the
87quality of the fonts, both to protect Bitstream and Gnome. We want to
88ensure that if an application has opened a font specifically of these
89names, it gets what it expects (though of course, using fontconfig,
90substitutions could still could have occurred during font
91opening). You must include the Bitstream copyright. Additional
92copyrights can be added, as per copyright law. Happy Font Hacking!
93
946. If I have improvements for Bitstream Vera, is it possible they might get
95adopted in future versions?
96
97Yes. The contract between the Gnome Foundation and Bitstream has
98provisions for working with Bitstream to ensure quality additions to
99the Bitstream Vera font family. Please contact us if you have such
100additions. Note, that in general, we will want such additions for the
101entire family, not just a single font, and that you'll have to keep
102both Gnome and Jim Lyles, Vera's designer, happy! To make sense to add
103glyphs to the font, they must be stylistically in keeping with Vera's
104design. Vera cannot become a "ransom note" font. Jim Lyles will be
105providing a document describing the design elements used in Vera, as a
106guide and aid for people interested in contributing to Vera.
107
1087. I want to sell a software package that uses these fonts: Can I do so?
109
110Sure. Bundle the fonts with your software and sell your software
111with the fonts. That is the intent of the copyright.
112
1138. If applications have built the names "Bitstream Vera" into them,
114can I override this somehow to use fonts of my choosing?
115
116This depends on exact details of the software. Most open source
117systems and software (e.g., Gnome, KDE, etc.) are now converting to
118use fontconfig (see www.fontconfig.org) to handle font configuration,
119selection and substitution; it has provisions for overriding font
120names and subsituting alternatives. An example is provided by the
121supplied local.conf file, which chooses the family Bitstream Vera for
122"sans", "serif" and "monospace". Other software (e.g., the XFree86
123core server) has other mechanisms for font substitution.
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127Change log
128r2011 by mark.nickel on Mar 3, 2011 Diff
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130Majority of Multi-Line text editing is in
131the commit. Also added some specific free
132fonts to replace the existing set as we
133need some additional font metrics that we
134use in the Text Editing rendering
135pipeline.
136
137You can see the font licenses in the
138editor/fonts folder under each font.
139
140Still have some cleanup to do to add the
141text formatting (left,right,center) as
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