Code2003 is a rip-off
jameskasskrv at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 18:24:44 CDT 2020
On 2020-08-15 11:33 AM, Richard Wordingham via Unicode wrote:
> Have you read the legal defence at
> https://digiex.net/threads/hello-to-all-i-wish-to-introduce-myself.15144/ ?
> I think the editor's arguments are wrong, but I think 'rip-off' is too
> strong a word.
No, I hadn't seen this and need to read it carefully. A quick Google
search for St. Gigafont and so forth failed to get me any contact
information. Thank you for the link. (Heh, heh, since I was "royally
miffed" at the time, I may have searched for "St. Gigabyte", or something.)
> Artistically, you could be aggrieved by the removal of shaping -
> Devanagari shaping is completely gone.
Probably because of the limitation on the number of glyphs possible in a
font. Once you start adding stuff beyond Plane Zero, you run out of room.
>> Some download web sites request donations. Any donations are going
>> to "St. Gigafont", not to me.
> I hope that at least they are being channelled to St. Gigafont. I
> found a copy of the font that said, in its name table, both that it
> was licensed under the SIL Open Font Licence, and that it was
> shareware, to be licensed from you for US$5. Does my licence from you
> cover me for Code2003 so far as your rights are concerned?
That question should probably be directed to the developer of Code2003.
> Have you managed to contact "St. Gigafont"? It's conceivable that some
> of the donations have been set aside for you. It would seem that "St.
> Gigafont" has been hosting Code2000 and Code2001. You might even
> recover an income trickle.
It's not about the money. Based on the above link and additional
information, I will certainly attempt to make the acquaintance of the
> Bringing the matter more clearly into the scope of this list, is the
> original goal of Code2000 still achievable? Is it achievable without
> horrendous artistic compromises? I was recently horrified by how many
> ligatures are needed just to write Pali in the Sinhala script, let
> alone Sanskrit.
I believe it is possible. Not in a single font, of course, unless the
specs change. But with the font family / collection I think it can be
done. Wish I'd started on this fifty years ago instead of 22 years ago,
though. But I didn't even have a computer in 1970.
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