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by driz
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Copying a Font?
Replies: 9
Views: 7723

Re: Copying a Font?

If I understand the law correctly, if you flat-out copied another font outline, but then entirely and on your own (in a "clean room" environment) re-established the TT or PS parameters (the "software") that control the vectors of the outlines, you're legal. Font infringement is when you download an ...
by driz
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Copying a Font?
Replies: 9
Views: 7723

Re: Copying a Font?

Bhikkhu,

You are a terrific resource! Thanks so much. Yes, I think we can find a reasonable starting point in the public domain, and modify to something we want. Is that something you do? Maybe we'll hire you!
by driz
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Copying a Font?
Replies: 9
Views: 7723

Re: Copying a Font?

Bhikkhu, in your opinion, what constitutes a "forgery," and what constitutes a fair-use "similar look?"

How do you make the distinction?

At what point does a font go from "inspired by" to "forgery?"

Are there any objective methods for making this distinction?
by driz
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Copying a Font?
Replies: 9
Views: 7723

Re: Copying a Font?

Bhikkhu, thanks so much for that. The link is very informative -- just what I was looking for.
by driz
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Copying a Font?
Replies: 9
Views: 7723

Copying a Font?

Hi, I have a certain font that I really like, but it's a corporate-designed font and nobody can use it but the corporation. 1.) Is there a font creation software package that will allow me to input JPG images of this corporate font, make subtle changes to it, and create my "own" font? 2.) Is there a...