Code2003 is a rip-off

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at
Sat Aug 15 20:11:01 CDT 2020

On Sat, 15 Aug 2020 23:24:44 +0000
James Kass via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> On 2020-08-15 11:33 AM, Richard Wordingham via Unicode wrote:

>> 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.

As to his IPR, the SIL Open Font Licence applies.

> Based on the above link and additional 
> information, I will certainly attempt to make the acquaintance of the 
> Code2003 "developer".

I have confirmed that Code2003's glyphs are unlicensed.  St. Gigafont
clearly doesn't understand the different types of 'free'.

> > 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 believe it is possible.  Not in a single font, of course, unless
> the specs change.

I meant coverage of the assigned BMP in a single font.


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