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Re: [tlug] High-quality pan-CJK typeface from Google+Adobe

> I am quite excited about a new font!  It is released under the Apache 2.0
> license, has unified coverage of Japanese, Korean, Simplified, and
> Traditional characters, and it has seven weights!

I'm sharing your excitement. Seven weights is serious luxury for the CJK
world :-)

Does anyone happen to know how exactly Apache License applies to fonts,
and in particular with logos:
  a) If you use the glyphs as part of a logo, possibly manipulated;
  b) You use a single glyph as the entire company logo, unmodified.

I've included a trimmed clause 4 from the license, below, but it doesn't
really answer my question. (Could "prominent notice" be a comment
embedded in the PNG or SVG file that stores the logo? The problem is
that web optimization pipelines often strip those comments. And what
when the logo is printed out as a company letterhead.)



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