Re: Modifying Standard fonts

From: John Hudson (
Date: Wed Mar 10 2004 - 20:11:27 EST

  • Next message: Don Osborn: "Re: Modifying Standard fonts" wrote:

    > A colleague and I are working on a keyboard standard for our country, Ghana. We think that the people of Ghana would like to use this keyboard but would also like to use the Standard fonts as well.
    > Standard fonts like Arial, Times New Roman don't have the Ghanaian letters. The Ghanaian letters, as I have learnt from this forum are all in Unicode.
    > My questions is, would it be legal for us to modify these Standard fonts and package them with our keyboard software so that anyone who uses our keyboard could also use these standard fonts? We would

    This question should be addressed to Microsoft Typography, members of which read this list
    any may respond offline. The short answer is that the Windows core fonts are considered
    operating system components and covered by the Windows end user license which prohibits
    all decompiling and modification. So no, it is not legal for you to modify these fonts. I
    believe, however, that all these fonts are being updated for the next version of Windows,
    and will support a wide range of African languages. Again, I recommend that you contact MS

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC
    I often play against man, God says, but it is he who wants
       to lose, the idiot, and it is I who want him to win.
    And I succeed sometimes
    In making him win.
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