xerox_xerox2000 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Apr 27 16:45:16 CDT 2006
Brian Vincent <brian.vincent <at> gmail.com> writes:
> On 4/27/06, Louis. Lenders <xerox_xerox2000 <at> yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hi, next week i have quite some (travel)time i have
> > to kill, so i thought maybe i could use the time to
> > add tahoma font to wine (needed for Steam). I played
> > around a bit with fontforge and a basically i think
> > i get how to create fonts, and add them to wine.
> > However, i'm not sure what the legal way is to do
> > this; if i import the windows Tahoma.TTF into
> > fontforge it seems the .sfd is already generated but
> > i guess it's not legal to add that to wine. Anyone
> > could help me with a quick (and clear) HOWTO ?
> 1. What happened to the ROS version of Tahoma?
I didn't know they had one. Could someone ask if it exists (and could be merged)
> 2. Anyone know the legal ramifications of tracing glyphs? It's
> alluded to on fontforge's web page.
Good question :)
> 3. Why not look for a replacement someone else has already done and
> ask permission for usage?
As far as i understand up to now Wine's (eventual) Tahoma font should be more or
less identical to Windows Tahoma font. I don't think anyone has ever taken the
effort to create a font that looks (exactly) the same as Windows Tahoma, because
(outside wine )that doesn't really make sense , does it
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