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*To*: Laurent.Siebenmann@math.u-psud.fr*Subject*: Re: BaKoMa fonts*From*: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>*Date*: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 10:27:25 +0100 (BST)*Cc*: LCS@topodyn.math.u-psud.fr, malyshev@mx.ihep.su, tex-fonts@math.utah.edu*In-Reply-To*: <199910220415.GAA01324@topodyn.math.u-psud.fr>*References*: <199910220415.GAA01324@topodyn.math.u-psud.fr>

Laurent Siebenmann writes: > I suspect that to get the one-and-only complete and up-to-date > version of the BaKoMa font collection is the one you get with > the shareware BaKoMa TeX. Prove me wrong! The version of the I might look. To be honest, I do not really have the enthusiasm to track down variants of BaKoMa fonts. It just isn't worth the hassle of trying to find variations and understand licenses. > So, yes, you can go and get a very useful edition of BaKoMa > font collection at: > > ftp://topo.math.u-psud.fr/pub/tex/AcroDVI_alpha OK, have looked at them, and read the license. Looks like I shall have to remove the fonts from TeX Live. > > nice sidekick fonts too like the rsfs (script) and the > > LamsTeX arrow fonts and the XY fonts. > > SR> these are not from Basil, surely? > > They are. Dated 1997. the rsfs I have is from Taco Hoekwater, and the xypic fonts seem to be by Kris and Ross. > > Publication of PDF files requires a $15 shareware fee to > > Malyshev for individuals, and $100 for commercial publishers. > > SR> per document? per year? once? come on, this is unreal.... > > Welcome to the strange but very real world of shareware. I like I know about shareware, thanks. > shareware because it gives talented young progammers the moral > and physical independence they deserve early ^^^^^^^ now you sound like the American constitution > SR> Basil Malyshev explicitly told me earlier this year > > that the few BaKoMa fonts needed to fill the gaps > > in the Blue Sky/Y&Y collection were complete freely > > distributable and useable. > > Interesting news, even as hearsay. Does it mean that Malyshev > has obtained outside financial support? Can you point to > written confirmation? Has such a free package been posted by > Malyshev? I foolishly did NOT keep the email from Basil. So unless he wants to publicly repeat the statement, I propose to withdraw from my position on this. > available" rather than just "scientific". If you want to work up > some hard statistics for us, start with www.emis.de. I am not a statistician, thanks. I'll leave that to you guys sebastian

**References**:**BaKoMa fonts***From:*Laurent Siebenmann <Laurent.Siebenmann@math.u-psud.fr>

**BaKoMa fonts***From:*Laurent Siebenmann <Laurent.Siebenmann@math.u-psud.fr>

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