TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Mon Sep 25 22:21:20 EDT 2017

SEARCH THIS SITE:

IMAGE SEARCH:

FONT RECOGNITION VIA FONT MOOSE

LUC DEVROYE


ABOUT







Fonts are software

Typophile discussion as a reaction to David Earl's article which claimed that fonts are data, not software. Here are some viewpoints:

  • Simon Daniels (Microsoft): TrueType hinting code and OpenType Layout tables are clearly software, even if outlines and metrics might be considered data by some.
  • David Hamuel: The software is only an aid, legal one. Nothing more.
  • Mark Simonson:As a font designer, I sympathize with the idea that the design of a font should have legal protection in the U.S. as it does elsewhere. Apparently, fonts are put in the same category legally as flatwareforks, spoons, knives, etc.designs of which are also not protected as creative works.
  • Hrant Papazian: You know whats really denigrated though? Bitmap fonts. [...] Legal protection? Zilch.

EXTERNAL LINKS
Fonts are software
MyFonts search
Monotype search
Google search

INTERNAL LINKS
Typography ⦿













Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html