[tex-live] getnonfreefonts

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Wed Apr 13 20:48:31 CEST 2016

But isn't the question just why there aren't more fonts supported by getnonfreefonts?

It is clear that the tool it self cannot be included in TL as per policy.

But what keeps the script from supporting more available non-free fonts?


-----Original Message-----
From: Ulrike Fischer [news3 at nililand.de]
Received: onsdag, 13 apr. 2016, 20:32
To: tex-live at tug.org [tex-live at tug.org]
Subject: Re: [tex-live] getnonfreefonts

Am Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:04:20 +0100 schrieb Philip Taylor:

> Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>> I wonder why you are asking on the texlive list that they provide
>> scripts to install fonts which have a license which doesn't allow to
>> include them im texlive.
> Isn't exactly the point, Ulrike ?  Whether one thinks it a good idea or
> not, TeX Live has a policy of excluding anything that it deems
> "non-free", so it cannot (by definition) include these fonts.  But an
> open-source script (i.e., "free", in the TeX Live sense) that a user can
> use to /add/ such fonts to his or her own personal TeX Live
> installation, is surely a Good Thing [tm], and its inclusion in TeX Live
> can only be of benefit.

But as you should know texlive doesn't include tools which have the
sole/main purpose to support something unfree.

Ulrike Fischer

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