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Re: Using TeX Gyre Schola vs. C059

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Using TeX Gyre Schola vs. C059
Date: Sun, 07 Jun 2020 02:16:54 +0200
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Daniel Benjamin Miller <dbmiller@dbmiller.org> writes:

> Right now, the default text fonts in Lilypond are TeX Gyre Schola,
> which is a variant of URW Century Schoolbook. However, there are some
> issues with the fonts, in my view. For instance, look at the tittles
> of the i and j: they have been shrunken and lowered, unlike in all the 
> professional versions of the Century Schoolbook design.
> I suggest that we switch to the 2.0 release of the URW fonts (Schola
> is based on the 1.0 release). The font is called 'C059' and is
> available here: https://github.com/URWTypeFoundry/Core_35. In
> comparison with Schola, C059 adds monotonic Greek and Cyrillic support
> (Schola has "Greek" but its characters are unusable). The only
> disadvantage is a slightly smaller Latin-Extended glyph supply in C059
> vs. Schola.

    The URW++ Core 35 fonts, Version 2.0 are distributed under the GNU
    Affero General Public License, Version 3 with an exemption, The
    LaTeX Project Public License, Version 1.3c and the SIL Open Font
    License, Version 1.1.

We don't want to put LilyPond under the Affero GPL and the exemption
does not apply to including the fonts with a GPL program (which would
make it silly to choose Affero GPL in the first place, but I chose to
check anyway).

David Kastrup

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