Revision as of 22:24, 16 January 2009
A traditional serif Polish typeface
This font was designed in the 'twenties and the 'thirties of the XXth century by Polish graphic artist and a typographer Adam Półtawski. It was widely used by Polish printing houses as long as metal types were in use (until the 'sixties).
The electronic replica of Antykwa Półtawskiego was prepared by Bogusław Jackowski, Janusz M. Nowacki and Piotr Strzelczyk (JNS TEAM) and first released during the meeting of the Polish TeX Users Group (GUST) (Bachotek, Poland, April-May, 2000) as a preliminary version.
The main source of Antykwa Półtawskiego were printouts of metal types.
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- The font is probably intended to be published under the usual GUST license (LPPL variant), and being a from-scratch digital revival there should not be any legal problems. This needs no be clarified upstream however (otherwise OFL or GPL + font exception would be good).
- This licensing would not require building from source, though it would be nice to get the sources published and use them to build the Fedora TrueTypes.
- Upstream unfortunately has a deplorable attitude on licensing (see page 5 of this interview, and page 8 of this presentation), not understanding that muddy licensing just makes everyone waste major amounts of time and energy. Upstream needs to be contacted and convinced to put a clear licensing statement in the font archives as a detached file, and optionally the in font metadata and on the font web page.
High-quality work as usual from GUST.