RFE: Donate the Sun Indic (see
http://developers.sun.com/techtopics/global/downloads/index.html for download
link) fonts to Xorg.
It would be nice if Xorg and Xfree86.org would ship with these fonts by default.
Those fonts come from Sun's Globalization organization, where Prabhat works, so
he would be better to work on this than me. (I did confirm they are not open
sourced yet, but that those responsible thought offering them on the download
page for free was good enough for most people.)
Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> but that those responsible thought offering them on the download
> page for free was good enough for most people.)
The intention behind this RFE was that the Linux/*BSD/etc. distributions can
ship the font by default without requiring people to get a Xfree86 guru to
install an *.enc file, the font itself and do more adjustments.
_MANY_ people like the Sun India font... just search the web... Sun is praised
for making that font available to the public... but the installation is still a
horrible pain for those who never touched something "evil" like the shell.
And there is no RPM nor a Debian *.deb package to automate the procedure... ;-(
So are these fonts going to be made available under a redistributable license
that is at least on par with the existing licenses in X.Org? Is Sun
Microsystems officially offering the fonts to X.Org, and this is a request
to X.Org to include them, or is this a request to Sun to put them under a
license that is acceptable to X.Org so that they can be considered by X.Org
Just asking as it isn't completely clear which.
Thanks in advance.
This was a request from Roland to Sun to consider making the fonts available to
X.Org, which would presumably include putting them under an acceptable open source
license. The request has been passed on to the people in Sun who put the fonts
up for download and is waiting for them to decide what to do.
(In reply to comment #4)
> The request has been passed on to the people in Sun who put the fonts
> up for download and is waiting for them to decide what to do.
Any news from those people ?
not our problem
The Sun Globalization team can now be reached through their OpenSolaris forum,
which would be the correct place to request open source release of Solaris
i18n/l10n components such as this: