[XeTeX] Rupali font issue

Mike Maxwell maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu
Sun Jul 4 23:46:57 CEST 2010

Jonathan Kew wrote:
> On 4 Jul 2010, at 07:37, Mike Maxwell wrote:
>> With the non-working fonts, I
>> also get: --------- ** WARNING ** Embedding of font
>> "/groups/opt/share/fonts/Rupali_01-02-2007.ttf" disabled due to
>> license restrictions ---------
> That sounds like a pretty important message. Try adding the -E option
> when you run xdvipdfmx and see if that helps.

Right, using that flag makes it come out right with the Rupali font.

My misunderstanding lay in thinking that the restriction had to do with 
embedding an entire font in the PDF.  I incorrectly thought that 
xdvipdfmx without the '-E' flag would still embed the glyphs in the 
correct positions, on the assumption that this would not constitute a 
copyright violation (since you can't, afiak, extract the full font from 
such a document).

This restriction (without the -E flag) is new, right?  We were able to 
use the Rupali font without the flag a couple-three years ago.

How does one look at the license for a font using Linux utilities? 
fc-match doesn't seem to output that info, afaict.
    Mike Maxwell
    What good is a universe without somebody around to look at it?
    --Robert Dicke, Princeton physicist

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