[XeTeX] font license

maxwell maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu
Wed Sep 3 23:39:15 CEST 2014

On 2014-09-03 17:25, Stefan Solbrig wrote:
>> 2014-09-03 22:46 GMT+02:00 Lorna Evans <lorna_evans at sil.org>:
>>> It came from the Nikosh.ttf file. I have Microsoft Font Properties  
>>> Extension
>>> installed and with that installed I can right click on a .ttf and  
>>> select
>>> "Properties" and it gives me a whole range of tabs full of info  that 
>>> were
>>> not available without the extension. I don't know how you would  find 
>>> this
>>> info on other Operating Systems.
>> Maybe fontforge?
> Yes, fontforge can do this.
> Open the font file with fontforge,
> then select "Elements"->"Font info".

thanks, I see that now, but how do you find the embeddability info that 
xdvipdfmx is seeing?  I guess it's coded as a single bit, but is there a 
way to read it in FontForge?

> (As a quick hack, if you don't want to install fontforge,
> the License is usually also contained as an utf-8 string. So just
> doing a dump e.g. with:
>    hexdump -C path/to/font/file  | less
> or using a hex capable edtior:
>    vim -b  path/to/font/file
> will make it easy to find the license (usually at the beginning if the
>  font file.
> It might also be stored as an utf-16 string, which makes it a bit
> harder to read.

The license is encoded both as UTF-8 and as UTF-16; at a guess, the 
latter is what Lorna reported in the Windows app (and what I also see in 
FontForge) as looking like a "Chinese" license!

    Mike Maxwell

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