Re: fonts for U7.0 scripts

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:58:07 -0700

On 10/22/2014 12:29 PM, Andrew West wrote:
> should not the font be made freely available at the end of
> the project?

The policy requires that a license is given to produce the charts and
related documents. No more, no less. This allows people and
organizations to donate a free license for use by the editors, but
otherwise seek for commercial distribution of their work. In other
words, they retain all the rights to their intellectual property that
are not strictly required for the encoding process.

Nothing prevents people to put their fonts in the public domain, if they
so desire, but that can't be a requirement of the character encoding

Debbie might approach people who have provided chart fonts with a query
as to whether they might like to issue a broader license, or to list
their fonts with sites that distribute free fonts - in some cases they
might be motivated as this might increase the chance that their script
is used and implemented.

But we need to be very clear that this would be highly voluntary.


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