[Slackbuilds-users] fonts from the Adobe Reader package
thedoogster at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 18:02:17 UTC 2012
Sorry for the late reply, but I actually did manage to find Adobe's
official word on this:
"The Adobe Reader license seems to not allow using the fonts for other
purposes such as creating documents (unlike other Adobe licenses)."
The author of that forum post is also the author of this blog entry:
On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 9:31 PM, King Beowulf <kingbeowulf at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Greg' Ar Tourter <artourter at gmail.com>
>> 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.
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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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