sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Mon May 29 09:34:15 UTC 2006
On Sun, 2006-05-28 at 14:03 -0500, Gian Paolo Mureddu wrote:
> Máirín Duffy escribió:
> > The lowercase 'a' is completely different ('a' with a 'hat' rather
> > than a 'o|' 'a', and tsome line width variations).
> > Did Matt make a custom 'a' for the Fedora logotype?
> It is a completely different font altogether. The one used in the
> logotype is the Bryant 2 font, which is not freely available and has to
> be purchased from
> I still have some gripes of using a proprietary font for the logotype (I
> seem to be alone there) instead of either:
> - Making from scratch the typeface, like it was the case for Fedora 1-4.
> - Using a freely available font.
> As I said, I seem to be the only one with such gripes... Guess I'll have
> to mange and "live with it™", and is not like I'm a FLOSS zealot, just
> seemed to go against the "FLOSS only" philosophy of Fedora and the
> reasons why there are no mp3 or DVD support in the distribution, amongst
> other non-free programs... So non-free programs = no, non-free typefaces
> = yes for official use? That's what I have a problem with... But, as I
> said, I'm [albeit slowly] learning to "live with it™".
While it would have been better to use a free font, a font used in a
logo that is *not* meant for unlimited and unrestricted distribution is
very different from software.
The logo is part of a trademark that need we need to protect from misuse
unlike the software which doesnt have such concerns that we provide in
SVG files have been provided that implement a similar typeface.
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