[texhax] Y&Y Lucida fonts
karl at tug.org
Mon Oct 17 01:48:35 CEST 2005
Some years ago I purchased the YandY Tex system, with the Lucida fonts.
I am now wanting to publish a book formatted in those fonts, and I
wonder whether I can use them freely, or whether some sort of royalties
would be due to someone. I understand that YandY has gone out of
business. How can I resolve this question?
Thank you for asking.
Legally, you can use the fonts under the terms of the license from Y&Y.
The fact that Y&Y has gone out of business does not terminate the
license. The license specifically has a non-termination clause, I
As far as I know, the license does permit use of the fonts to print a
physical book without further royalty payments. I would be shocked if
this was not the case. This is not to say they can be used "freely" -
the restrictions and conditions in the license still apply.
If you are still concerned, please let me know and we can discuss. (I
have been working with Bigelow&Holmes to make the fonts available
through TUG, so have been spending a lot of time looking at the
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