[OS X TeX] Current "best practice" for Lucida under TeXShop

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Jan 25 05:21:38 EST 2005

Le 25 janv. 05, à 10:21, Ralph Martin a écrit :

> Given that LucidaBright is available on every Mac in
> /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.4.2/Home/lib/ 
> fonts/LucidaBrightRegular.ttf
> etc, is there any way of converting these fonts to work with TeXShop?
> Or does this violate some licence?

Of course it's a matter of interpretation. Consider Apple's Software  
License Agreement  
<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=26275>. Playing devil's  
advocate, you have Article 1 which defines "software" as including  
accompanying fonts:

"The software, documentation and any fonts accompanying this License  
whether on disk, in read only memory, on any other media or in any  
other form (collectively the "Apple Software") [...]"

and then Article 2 which only allows one copy of the software on a  
single computer:

"This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple  
Software on a single computer at a time"

and which also prohibits modifying the software:

"Except as and only to the extent expressly permitted in this License  
or by applicable law, you may not copy, decompile, reverse engineer,  
disassemble, modify, or create derivative works of the Apple Software  
or any part thereof"

Hence, a possible interpretation is that converting any OS X font for  
use with TeXShop would violate the license agreement by (i) first  
making a copy of the font and (ii) then modifying it (or creating a  
derivative work) by converting it to another format.

Personally I think this interpretation is overly restrictive and does  
not make sense, but it's probably better to be aware of it.

Bruno Voisin
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