Code2003 is a rip-off
jameskasskrv at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 17:57:29 CDT 2020
On 2020-08-15 3:13 PM, Richard Wordingham via Unicode wrote:
> The first point here is that James is not being robbed of income.
> There does not seem to be any way for the general public to licence the
> font(s) from him.
I'm putting my old web site back on line. Code2001 will remain freeware.
> Now, James is still being given credit for the glyphs. That doesn't
> seem to be true for other glyph creators, e.g. Alif Silpachai for the
> Tai Tham glyphs. Alif's font is free as in free beer, not as in free
I'm being given credit for stealing Alif Silpachai's (among others')
work along with that credit of designing those glyphs which I actually
designed. It's not flattering to be given credit for being a thief if
I'm not one.
> There is a potential loss of reputation to James as a font can be a lot
> more than just glyphs. The shaping has mostly gone missing, and he may
> be criticised for the various consequent shortcomings, whereas there was
> a time when Code2000 was the best Devanagari font I had available on
> my machine.
Thank you! I hope you will also like the Grantha in the new version of
> The final issue is that he has been robbed of artistic and technical
> control. That is indeed an issue if it was not James Kass who put the
> fonts on SourceForge. Now, if the font had been released under the SIL
> Open Font Licence, he would also have lost control. One may see the
> name 'Code2003' as impertinent, but at least the font is not being
> paraded as Code2000, Code 2001 or Code2002.
It's the last digit in the font name which signifies:
Code2000 is for plane 0
Code2001 is for plane 1
Code2002 is for plane 2
Code2003 should have been for plane 3
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