[tex-live] getnonfreefonts-sys doesn't update updmap.cfg?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Jan 10 21:43:17 CET 2007

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> [long snip; what was excised was a fascinating insight !]
>> There are a few things I plan to do in the space of time between TL
>> will be frozen and it will be released: Rolf Niepraschk and Karl asked
>> for inclusion of URW Classico, an Optima clone which is under AFPL.
> I would like to raise an ethical question here (as opposed to
> an ethical objection).  Is the general consensus that it is
> right to include a "free" clone of a copyrighted font,
> and if so, on what basis ?
good point. the main question here is, how official is this classico. hermann was at some point associated to urw, but also at some point urw went weird and who knows the real story of what happened after that. 

also, reimplementations of optima as well as palatino is kin dof tricky; urw palladio has been around for ages and hermann know this; for instance the tex gyre project is combining all related palladios into pagella but leaves the shapes as they are 

recently hermann upgraded (redesigned) the optima and palatino (both have a suffix nova) and we shpould not fall into the trap of supporting clones of that 

an option is to ask hermann's opinion (volker has fast access to him and/or otherwise i can write him about it); best play safe and not include classico in tex live then  


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