[OS X TeX] TL 2015, XeTeX and System Fonts
msharpe at ucsd.edu
Fri Jul 24 11:43:35 EDT 2015
> On Jul 24, 2015, at 8:30 AM, Nestor E. Aguilera <nestoreaguilera at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 24 Jul 2015, at 12:26, Michael Sharpe wrote:
>>> On Jul 24, 2015, at 6:07 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>>> I have a bunch of FFIL and LWFN fonts and wonder if I can convert them. However when I start up FontForge it doesn't display them in the Open dialog. Am I way off base here?
>> With recent versions of FontForge, it is usually possible. In the FontForge Open dialog, make sure to check "All Font Files" and you should be able to locate the LWFN files. After opening, hit File->Merge Feature Info and select the FFIL. (If the FFIL contains multiple metric resources, you will have to select the right one manually.) There are other methods, but this is the easiest, if it works.
> Are there any license problems converting, say, LWFN files?
The license should of course be examined for prohibitions, but what I described involves no change of in the "font programs"---it is just modifying their packaging. I'm not a font lawyer, but my understanding of most font licenses is that they protect the "font program"---that is, the code itself.
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