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Kannada Font Piracy [U.B. Pavanaja]

A huge case of font piracy is documented here by U.B. Pavanaja. The victim here is Cyberscape Multimedia Limited, Bangalore (developers of Akruti Software for Indian Languages) which has released over the years many fonts for Indic scripts now known as the Akruti fonts. Their spokesperson is S.K. Anand. Pavanaja discovered that several fonts found in Indic font software use the glyphs from Akruti without permission. These include:

  • Baraha Software (led by Seshadri Vasu) uses at least one font from Akruti, without permission. Vasu adnitted to the piracy.
  • Nudi Fonts (by KGP or KAGAPA, led by C. V. Srinatha Sasthry and G. N. Narsimha Murthy) uses a font identical to an Akruti font as well. Unlike Vasu, the Nudi people said that the fonts were developed from scratch by someone. Hmmm.
Additional info on Pavanaja's site..

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