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Subject: Re: profont license

Re: profont license

From: Brandon Low <>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 07:58:32 -0800

Hello Gentlemen,

I'm a developer on the Rockbox <> project and
recently imported ProFont into our distribution. It's been brought to
my attention that the ProFont license explicitly says that
redistribution is only allowed as an unmodified distribution, but in
order to use ProFont in Rockbox, we needed to convert it to the .bdf

I noticed what seemed to be some inconsistency between the font license
and the ProFont Distribution license, the latter of which seemed
directed more toward distributors of the font installation software
designed to integrate ProFont as a replacement for Monaco in Mac OS, so
it is also possible that we are reading the wrong blurb or
missinterpreting the blurb.

I was wondering if we could use a modified license to distribute this
version, or if we can simply have your blessing to distribute the fonts
in the .bdf font format. At this time we've simply included the
complete profontdoc.txt file as found in the ProFont for windows zip
file from Tobias Jung's site.

I have gotten the impression that your intent is to have ProFont reach
as wide of an audience as possible, as long as credit is given where it
is deserved. I hope that this is an acceptable use of your excellent
work, please let me know if it is not and we'll drop the converted fonts
and simply link to them with instructions for conversion to .bdf.

Thanks much,

Brandon Low
Received on 2008-02-12

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