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Possible license issue with Utkal font
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Fonts in the ULS font repo should be free and open. To me it's not clear if this is true for the font Utkal that's used for language code "or".

font.ini states that http://www.exnet.btinternet.co.uk is the source for the font. That site no longer exists. A Google search leads me to http://scriptsource.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=entry_detail&uid=pk4tqcntcm

That page states:

Link http://oriya.sarovar.org/user_download.html

Copyright © 2004 - 2005 Rebati Project

License Restricted - see terms below

This software can be downloaded, installed and used free of charge. Restrictions may apply to modification and/or distribution of the software; please contact the Rebati Project for details.

Contributor Steph Holloway

We claim to have license GPL for version 0.13, but I cannot find details about that version anywhere.

I did find a version 0.13 Oriya font linked through http://www.wazu.jp/gallery/Fonts_Oriya.html that points to http://www.exnet.btinternet.co.uk.

Fishy or just lost in sites that are no longer available?


Version: master
Severity: normal

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 2:06 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz50650.
siebrand created this task.Jul 3 2013, 8:55 AM

$strings utkal.ttf

gives me,

GNU GPL Copyright (c) Andy White,Rajesh Pradhan. All rights reserved.Free Software. For detail licence agreement see www.gnu.org/licences/
ANDY: Oriya1: 2003
Version 0.13 2003

ori1Uni Medium is a trademark of Andy White.
This font was constructed using modified glyphs from GPLed font ori-1-n from Cyberscape Multimedia <www.akruti.com/freedom>.
http://www.exnet.btinternet.co.uk/

Andy White 2003. You are allowed to distribute or use this software in as many computer systems as you wish, with or without modifications provided you transfer these rights with the software. You are also allowed to use this software in your GNU and/or commercial programs.
This software is distributed in good faith that it will be useful to you but WITHOUT any warranty.

Full text of the GNU license is available at www.gnu.org.
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html

So, GPL should be fine for this?

(In reply to comment #1)

So, GPL should be fine for this?

Yes, absolutely. I'm wondering what we can do so that not someone else will end up asking the same question I have...

Change 71803 had a related patch set uploaded by KartikMistry:
Possible license issue with Utkal font

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/71803

Change 71803 merged by jenkins-bot:
Possible license issue with Utkal font

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/71803