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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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