[Scribus] Re: Questions to Gentium, Myriad Pro, and Minion Pro

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Sun May 29 19:21:36 CEST 2005

Hi Maciej,

> Thanks Christoph, I really appreciate your feedback, somehow, we are
> getting nearer :)
> Regarding the both "Polish" antiquas (which
> are widely used by Polish TeX users)  that start the typeface list:
> 1. Antykwa Poltawskiego is  definitely Public Domain, which
> means it's not copyrighted and you can do with it whatever you like:
> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/antp.html
> 2. Antykwa Torunska (Antiqua from Torun/Thorn)  can be used and
> distributed for free (GNU licence), as stated on the website of it's
> author:
> http://www.janusz.nowacki.strefa.pl/index.html
> (Meanwhile confirmed on on pl.comp.dtp.tex )
> 3. Myriad Pro and Minion Pro: still much uncertainty about this two. I
> think if we convert text to paths or don't embed them and deliver our
> documents along with our Live DTP CD
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Live_DTP_CD to the printer, nobody is
> going to sue us. But they still deserve a big, fat warning until we know
> better.


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I'm not sure what to make of it, so I sent an email to Adobe. I'll tell 
you about their answer as soon as it is in.

> BTW, since the most feedback on this topic is from German native speakers,
> what about initiating a similar wiki page in German, with German free
> fonts and text samples? It would be the first German Scribus Wiki
> article...

Hmmm, until now, the English version served my needs very well. But 
maybe a German manual (PDF, HTML) could be useful when 1.4 is ready. You 
can buy a small printed manual in German for 1.2, but it provides less 
information than already available in the docs and the wiki ... and it 
was created in (don't laugh) M$ Word :-D

> LG
> Maciej



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