fonts: Added glyphs handptleft, handptright and handptdwn for wingdings, fixed handptup.

Qian Hong qhong at
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:

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:

According to, 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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