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

Gerd Neugebauer gene at gerd-neugebauer.de
Mon Apr 9 18:28:26 CEST 2012

Herbert Voss <Herbert.Voss at FU-Berlin.DE> hat am 9. April 2012 um 10:15


> Betreff: Re: [tex-live] la.sty and va.sty and non-free fonts
> Datum: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 09:06:29 +0100
> Von: Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk>
> An: Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>
> Kopie (CC): 667805 at bugs.debian.org, texlive at tug.org


> 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.)

I have written the packages for a series of articles in "Die TeXnische
Komödie" with a common section title "Aus dem Fundus". That's where the
name comes from.  Thuis is the only relation between the packages.
To clarify the license issue:
- The packages can be distributed and used separately under the conditions
of the LPPL

> 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").

At the time of writing the packages most of the fonts have been available
on CTAN.
An exception are the startrek fonts. I have found them on the internet and
had the impression that they are free (in the sense of Public Domain). Some
time later the site has disappeared and I could not find them any more.
Thus I have put them on my web site, since I have been asked for them.
They are also in the fundus directory on CTAN: stclass.zip, stmov.zip
tngcril.zip, tngmon.zip, tngtit.zip
The article which contains the original URLs of 1996 can be found here:

  Gerd Neugebauer
  Die TeXnische Komödie 3/96
  S. 36-56
  Dezember 1996

In case of any further questions feel free to contact me.


More information about the tex-live mailing list