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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] (1)(f) and (1)(g) -- audience and working language
2008/6/12 <email@example.com>: > Maybe any test case would be written to use a freely-available font, like > RedHat's Liberation: https://www.redhat.com/promo/fonts/ How copyright are font metrics, as in the width:height ratio, height above/below line, etc. of each character? Font shapes themselves are uncopyrightable (at least in the US), and font metrics derive from those. The (e.g.) Postscript or TrueType definition of a font is a program, hence copyrightable in the usual fashion. But making your own font specifically to have the same numbers as a proprietary font doesn't appear to be a nexus of litigation. If font metrics aren't copyrightable, I suppose you could say "a font with the following metrics, e.g. [proprietary font], [GPL font] or [PD font]: [list of metrics]." If that isn't too ambitious. - d.