[Assist] ec fonts

Ramana Kumar ramana at member.fsf.org
Wed Apr 15 23:08:11 BST 2015

Indeed! Thanks Tom. So, even the FSF says the ec fonts are free, so
why are we removing them? (And how?)

On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 10:47 PM, Tom <t4k at email.cz> wrote:
> It seems that the cm-super is already included as part of
> texlive-core, but the ec fonts are not part of that package (I'm sorry
> for the confusion).
> Instead, it seems, that those files are part of some other package,
> which seems to be missing in Parabola. I have found the following
> reference to the "ecrm" fonts in the list of files in the
> texlive-coreon the Arch website
> (https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/any/texlive-core/files/):
> usr/share/texmf-dist/fonts/source/jknappen/ec/ecrm1000.mf
> usr/share/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/jknappen/ec/ecrm1000.tfm
> I'm quite new here and am not sure, how exactly the packaging works
> and which package does provide those fonts then. But it seems to me,
> that the ec fonts are be free (see
> https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#ecfonts).
> --
> Tom
> On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:30:01PM +0100, Ramana Kumar wrote:
>> Why are the three things, which are all quite difficult, required for Parabola,
>> when cm-super is already included in Trisquel?
>> On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 8:40 PM, Michał Masłowski <mtjm at mtjm.eu> wrote:
>>     > Does anyone have any references/URLs related to this, i.e. where/how
>>     > to take the next steps?
>>     See
>>     e.g. https://wiki.parabola.nu/TeXLive_freedom_verification#MeX_license
>>     for details of the license problem.
>>     > For example, does EC fonts have a homepage? Is the author's email
>>     > address known?
>>     Search CTAN, all such info should be there.
>>     > How are they currently being removed from Parabola's TeXLive packages?
>>     Check mksource in the PKGBUILDs in abslibre.git.

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