RE: Request

From: John Hudson (
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 15:49:02 EST

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    At 12:07 PM 11/25/2003, wrote:

    >Most font developers restrict rights on their fonts. Obtaining a
    >legal copy of a font only grants the user the right to use the font;
    >not to make changes.

    Actually, a lot of font developers -- probably the majority -- explicitly
    allow modifications for personal use. What they do not generally permit is
    distribution of modified fonts, and, of course, they also require that you
    have a valid license for the original font for every installation of the
    modified font. If in doubt, check your license agreement.

    Microsoft do not allow modification of their fonts because they view the
    fonts as system components.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC

    Theory set out to produce texts that could not be processed successfully
    by the commonsensical assumptions that ordinary language puts into play.
    There are texts of theory that resist meaning so powerfully ... that the
    very process of failing to comprehend the text is part of what it has to offer
                 - Lentricchia & Mclaughlin, _Critical terms for literary study_

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