From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Jun 01 2010 - 13:16:25 CDT

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    "V. M. Kumaraswamy" wrote:

    >> I'm not sure what you mean here... What you call "Unicode" font
    >> is a font including the glyphs scanned from the book "Unicode
    >> Standard"?
    > What I mean is one of the font devloper has stolen GLYPHS of another font
    > which were available on the website and developed his font without taking
    > permission or even informing the owner of the font. This font was selling to
    > general public for an amount. People were buying this font for their use.
    > Now the developer who did the font, is giving it to public as free
    > fonts, saying that he developed the font. Now the developer publishes that
    > fonts are Uniocde fonts on developer website. Is this can be done ??
    > Unicode Consortium need to think about these kind of things that are
    > happenning. That is stealing of IPR of others.

    This is an altogether different line of argument from whether Unicode is
    a standard, or whether the Unicode Consortium standardizes fonts.

    If any font vendor who is a member of the Consortium had their IPR
    stolen, you can bet they will take appropriate corporate action. I find
    it hard to imagine that any of the Consortium companies did the

    Beyond that, this is not really a matter for the Consortium. A "Unicode
    font" is not one that contains glyphs taken from the Unicode site or
    from any vendor's font. The Consortium has stated this repeatedly, in
    the FAQ and elsewhere.

    Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA |
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