Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83302
Enhancement request for adding a font
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:34:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
Please add the attached GPL Tamil(ta) font to the next release of Redhat. I can
provide you more details about its license if you contact me at
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Distribution doesn't contain this popular tamil font.
Created attachment 89770 [details]
TSC_Avarangal TrueType font (Language - Tamil, Encoding - TSCII)
It's too late at this point to be adding this, however, we can consider it for
future releases. Where is the upstream source of this font?
I don't understand what you mean by upstream source. I have attached its .ttf
file to this bug. Pls let me know what more you need.
In order to put a font into the distribution, we need to make
sure we have sufficient information to know that we have
legal rights to ship the font, and also to give credit to
the creators of the font.
Information we would like to have:
- Who drew the font
- Who owns the copyright on the font
- Under what terms can the font be distributed
- Is modification of the font allowed
- Was the font based on any existing fonts or materials?
- Are there any trademarks on the name of the font? (where
did the name of the font come from?)
Having contact information for the creators of the font also
allows us to contact them if people report problems with the
font, or we want to check if there are updated versions of
Attaching the font tells me nothing about who designed it, where it came from,
what its license is, where is the source of the glyphs, etc.
Here're the answers from the author of the font.
> - Who drew the font (contact info etc)
I, Sinnathurai Srivas (firstname.lastname@example.org), drew it.
> - Who owns the copyright on the font
Not copyrighted yet, but I own the rights.
> - Under what terms can the font be distributed
Free for Linux, distributed with GPL license.
> - Is modification of the font allowed.
Yes, After discussing and obtaining permission from my
self for specific requirements.
> - Was the font based on any existing fonts or
It was based on my original font named TamilAvarangal
which uses different encoding.
> - Are there any trademarks on the name of the
font? (where did the name of the font come from?)
There're no trademarks now and it's not registered. If there is
any change, I'll inform. The name is obtained from the name of the village
where i come from.
If you need the written/email permission for using it with GPL, please contact
him and he'll do the needful. I have also attached a fixed width font from the
same author called TSC_AvarangalFxd (also available under GPL). Could you pls
add it too?
Created attachment 89850 [details]
TSC Avarangal fixed width truetype font (TSCII encoding)
We currently have various indic fonts. Please open a new bug if they are not
sufficient for this.