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Re: [WMASTERS] Copyrights
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George Hart wrote:
> Boy am I confused. Is it really possible for someone to copyright a font
> encoding scheme (i.e. what ASCII slot what Tamil glyph fits in)? I'm
> certain it is not -- in fact, I don't think it's even possible to copyright
> a font (i.e. graphic encoding of the symbols using Fontographer or
> whatever). Could someone clear this up?
1. You can not copyright character positions in a keyboard.
You can know which key produces what by pressing on it.
2. You can not copyright character positions in a Font.
You can easily see the positions with any number of public softwares
3. You can not copyright internal/intermediate storage schemes.
It is not easy to know what they are.
4. You CAN copyright your own font descriptions.
Some unscrupulous copiers, will change a few dots
and claim their own copyright. The one who did the
drawing of the characters and converted to a font
needs his recognition.
5. You can certainly copyright softwares.
K. Srinivasan of Quebec.
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