[tex-live] la.sty and va.sty and non-free fonts

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Apr 9 10:06:29 CEST 2012

> down here we got a complain that the fonts for la.sty and va.sty
> cannot be found. And indeed it seems that the la font has no 
> license statement at all, thus the font is not included in TL.
> But we still ship la.sty and va.sty in teh fundus package.
> I am not sure, but I would say we should at least remove tha
> va* and la* files from the fundus package, and check for the others,
> suetterl and startrek etc, whether the fonts are actually available.

i have always found the fundus bundle rather disturbing; indeed, i
wonder whether tl is allowed to distribute bits of it at all (even if
the licence "you are NOT allowed to modify this file" is considered
"free") -- it seems to demand that all of fundus be distributed
together.  (i'm not an expert here, but i wouldn't be surprised to be
told to downgrade them.)

someone (preferably not me) should contact gerd n about this.

fwiw, the s"utterlin fonts are clearly pd.  the startrek fonts aren't
on ctan afaict, and i've not spotted anything about how to find them
(it says they "have to be a got separately").


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