About the license of HANNOM font

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About the license of HANNOM font

Postby zero0w » Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:48 pm

Hi,

First, thanks for creating the whole set of Han Nom Font,
which has covered the whole range of CJK Ext A and CJK Ext B.
This is a lot of work, well done!

I don't speak Vietnamese, but I found out about the Han Nom Font from the following pages written in English:

http://www.viethoc.org/index.php?module ... &ANN_id=98
http://vietunicode.sourceforge.net/font ... annom.html

It is very fortunate that the Han Nom font set has been tested to be usable under Linux and Mac OS X as well, in addition to Windows. From the announcement page in the first link above, I noticed this statement near the end:

This non-profit endeavor required a great deal of time, work, and intellect from many people. Its use for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden.

Copyrighted by the compilers of the Dictionary of Excerpts from Writings in Nom Characters and the developers of the Nom fonts and Han-Nom keyboard.


So can it be considered as the official license statement for the font set? What about the distribution rights -- am I allowed to distribute the Han Nom font set as long as I follow the "non-commercial use" condition?

If it is so, wouldn't it be a good idea to attach a "License.txt" file into the zip package, clarifying the license under which the font set can be used and distributed?

I know a lot of CJK users will be interested to use the Han Nom font set, but worry about the license because they can't read Vietnamese and cannot be sure whether it's legal to use it, for instance, under Linux and other operating systems. A clear statement written in a "License.txt" file will do a lot to clear up the unknown condition whether it is legal to use or distribute the font under certain condition (which, in this case, is non-commercial use only).
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Postby phuochung » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:56 am

Thank you for your suggestion.
We will find an appropriate license to attach to the fonts.

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Postby zero0w » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:11 pm

Thanks. :)
I really appreciate your effort.

After the zip file is updated with a license file attached, could you post a reply here about the update? Thanks!

-zero0w
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Postby zero0w » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:13 am

Hi,
Is there any news for the license file update?
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Postby phuochung » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:33 am

We have not heard anything,

you can contact the developers at

http://www.viethoc.com/phorum/read.php?f=14&i=2&t=2

Once they update their packages, I'll upload to sourceforge.net

Thanks

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Postby zero0w » Wed May 03, 2006 3:45 pm

phuochung wrote:We have not heard anything,

you can contact the developers at

http://www.viethoc.com/phorum/read.php?f=14&i=2&t=2

Once they update their packages, I'll upload to sourceforge.net

Thanks

Hung Ho


Thanks Hung Ho.

I already posted an English reply in that thread.
I suppose maybe the author could not read English, or for some unknown reason there's still no response.

In any case I hope the license statement issue can be resolved soon, because HAN NOM has been getting more and more attention lately due to the new Input Method that covers the whole range of CJK Ext A and Ext B, such as 「中標倉頡」 under Linux{1}.
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Postby zero0w » Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:44 pm

Dear Hung Ho,

The forum ( http://www.viethoc.org/phorum/ ) has gone through some re-structuring. I can't find the link you mentioned above anymore. Can you help to remind the developers of the Nom font of the license statement issue?

I am thinking, maybe communicating in Vietnamese will convey better the issue to them; however, I can't speak Vietnamese. I appreciate if you can help on this, thanks.

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Postby phuochung » Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:17 pm

Ok, I'll go and search for the developers :-)

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