fonts: Added glyphs handptleft, handptright and handptdwn for wingdings, fixed handptup.
qhong at codeweavers.com
Wed Dec 31 03:28:15 CST 2014
This patch is mostly for bringing some discussion about license issue
during contributing Wine fonts.
According to some online resource, nowadays many
wingdings/wingdings2/wingdings3/webdings glyphs are already included in
latest version of Unicode Standard, many open source fonts already
implemented similar or same characters but encoding in different glyph
index. Here is an example: http://unicode.org/~asmus/web-wing-ding-ext.pdf
If we reuse those similar characters from other open source font, it
will safe a lot of work.
This patch copies some glyphs from open source font WenQuanYi Micro Hei
to Wine wingdings.
WenQuanYi Micro Hei is a GPL font: http://wenq.org/wqy2/index.cgi?MicroHei
According to http://wiki.winehq.org/CreateFonts, it is not clear that if
one can trace a proprietary font glyph use tool like autotrace plugin
and reuse in Wine fonts. My own opinion is this should be avoid.
However, I would like to bring a related discussion:
- Could we copy glyphs from GPL font like WenQuanYi Micro Hei and reuse
in Wine fonts?
- Could we copy glyphs from Apache license font like Adobe Source Han
Sans and reuse in Wine fonts?
Here copy means using fontforge to copy the vector graphic from the
source font and paste into the dest font. *Copy* is something even
"stronger" than *autotrace*, *autotrace* just recreates a vector graphic
from a bitmap image, but *copy" is copying the vector graphic itself
Any comments is great appreciated!
fonts/wingding.sfd | 358
fonts/wingding.ttf | Bin 6720 -> 7724 bytes
2 files changed, 326 insertions(+), 32 deletions(-)
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