Re: Indian Rupee Sign (U+20B9) proposal - copyright/licencing issue

From: David Starner (
Date: Wed Jul 21 2010 - 07:46:03 CDT

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    On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 8:16 AM, Julian Bradfield
    <> wrote:
    > The copyright may subsist in the original design as a work of art, but
    > there's no copyright in the abstract Euro symbol, or any
    > interpretation of it, such as the € you just saw, that is not derived
    > (in the meaning of copyright law, which is not the same as the meaning
    > of everyday life) from the original design. (So you could not make the
    > sample glyph be exactly the official symbol.)

    In the US, that would be considered typography, and hence out of the
    scope of copyright. Even calligraphy is not copyrightable in the US.

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