Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112878
Munhwa CID-keyed fonts are not included
Last modified: 2008-11-04 03:00:12 EST
I'm filing this under ttfonts-ko because there's no other component
suitable although fonts in question are not truetype fonts but
Description of problem:
In the mid 1990's, South Korean ministry of culture (now ministry of
culture and tourism) released a set of postscript fonts (freely
distributable). Later Ken Lunde of Adobe turned them to CID-keyed
fonts and put them up at
With freetype2, fontconfig and Xft, it's very easy to use them in Gtk2
and Qt application programs. (in the past, you have to go through X11
Ghostscript can be configured to make use of them as well.
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Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and hasn't been resolved in
the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test release, reopen and change the
version to match.
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This is rather a feature request from Korean users.
I have updated the product as it is still not included in our products.
Please review the request.
also assigning it to right person...
Thanks. I'm going to move this to devel and mark it as a FutureFeature request.
(It's unlikely that these fonts will be added as an update to an existing
release -- that doesn't usually happen.)
This is not that important. What's a lot more important is bug 112877.
Munhwa fonts are not GPL'd. So that the comment copied from bug 112877 is not
relevant. Korean government put them in the public domain for anyone to use
them in whatever way they like.
Anyway, if Redhat does not think what's acceptable to Adobe is acceptable, just
resolve this as 'wont fix'. I don't have time to dig up old mail exchanges
between me, CHOI JunHo, Ken Lunde and a Korean government official.
I tried to find some license information at the ftp site
but could not find any. Is it best to ask Ken Lunde et al about that?
Without adequate license information I am afraid the fonts cannot be
included in Fedora.
(We are actually just starting a process now to try to separate our
generic CJK fonts packages (fonts-*) into separate packages named after
the upstream projects.)
If the fonts can be redistributed and modified under a free license,
I encourage you or someone kindly to submit the fonts as a package to
Fedora following the process explained at:
requested by Jens Petersen (#27995)
un-core-fonts is now in Fedora and un-extra-fonts is also under review.
Do we still need this?
alee-fonts is also under review.