[Slackbuilds-users] fonts from the Adobe Reader package

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 04:31:46 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Greg' Ar Tourter <artourter at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I am thinking of modifying the slackbuild script for Adobe Reader to
> add the fonts provided with it to the system's path, more specifically
> the otf fonts.
> The reason I wish to do this is that the Minion and myriad font are
> rather nice and used quite often by people in documents. The fonts
> have the same licence as the rest of the application and allows the
> user to use them and embed them in documents as they please.
> So my first question is: is it acceptable to do so? and the subsequent
> one being, if it is, should I just copy the fonts to
> /use/share/fonts/OTF or link them there?
> Thanks in advance for the feedback.
> Cheers
> Greg
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I would say no.  The Adobe Acrobat Reader fonts are subject to the Adobe
Acrobat Reader software EULA and I don't see a "do what you want clause."
There are some redistribution and usage issues and the EULA does not allow
you to do "as you please."


There are plenty of decent public domain, open source and creative commons
fonts if you are looking for document  creation.

That said, as I am definitely not a lawyer (and I really do detest EULAs in
general), perhaps leave it to the user: include a switch with default of
"no" and link them for system wide installation.

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