[INDOLOGY] Sanskrit characters: a comparison of 12 fonts and their coverage of conjuncts

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 23:02:08 UTC 2023

So that changed, apparently.

On Sun, 23 Jul 2023 at 13:00, Harry Spier <vasishtha.spier at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear everyone,
> A few years back I had some discussions with John Hudson of Tiro fonts
> about their sanskrit font (some issues with vedic accents) and at that time
> I asked him about licensing and use of their sanskrit font.  Here is what I
> asked and what he answered.
> *. . .*
> Would you be able to clarify the following points about the Sanskrit Text
> font licence.
> 1) Are you permitted to publish books that use the Sanskrit Text font?
> 2) Are you permitted to use the Sanskrit Text font with non-Microsoft
> publishing software such as: QuarkXpress or Adobe Indesign etc.?
> Thanks,
> Harry Spier
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> John Hudson <john at tiro.ca>
> May 30, 2021, 4:34 PM
> to me
> Dear Harry,
> Yes and yes, so long as you have a valid license for the software with
> which the Sanskrit Text font is bundled (Windows or Office).
> John Hudson
> Tiro Typeworks Ltd    www.tiro.com
> Harry Spier
> On Sun, Jul 23, 2023 at 2:36 PM Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>> The Tiro fonts are super, and I hadn't paid attention to them before.
>> Thanks!  They are licensed under the Open Font License
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIL_Open_Font_License>, so anyone can
>> download, distribute and use them for any purpose.
>> The Microsoft fonts, including Arial Unicode, have always been covered by
>> a completely restrictive commercial license.  The font files (TTF, OTF) may
>> not be downloaded or distributed.  The fonts are licensed as integral parts
>> of the Windows OS and may be used only in that environment only by people
>> who have paid for a Windows license.  Most people, including major
>> publishers, think that Arial Unicode is a free font.  It's not.   Yes, a
>> PDF with some characters embedded in it can be shared, but not the font
>> itself.
>> Best,
>> Dominik
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