[tex-live] Missing .mf files

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Fri Nov 14 22:02:03 CET 2008

On Fri 14th Nov, 2008 at 13:45, Scott Pakin seems to have written:

> Although TeX Live 2008 includes the fundus package, which provides
> LaTeX interfaces to various fonts, TL2008 doesn't seem to provide all
> of the fonts themselves:
>   calligra: callig15
>   la:       la14 and lla14
>   pvscript: script10 and scriptb10
>   twcal:    twcal14
>   va:       va14 and vacal14
>   $ egrep '(callig15|l?la14|scriptb?10|twcal14|va(cal)?14)\.mf' 
> tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
>   $
> Did these fonts disappear for a reason (e.g., licensing restrictions),
> or this an oversight?  I'd sure like to see them back in TeX Live if
> possible.

I'm not sure about all of them but at least some were removed due to
licensing restrictions and/or for lack of anyway to determine the
licensing terms. For example the original author of calligra is unknown
and there is no indication of the intended licensing.

- cfr

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