I have verified that the "free" font 106881-newPushkin.ttf
Contains the original proprietary glyphs of Pushkin, which is 
(c) A.S.Puskin & ParaType, 1999.
The .ttf file also contains no license information whatsoever.

This font was downloaded at:

Recommend immediate removal of this font from all Libre projects.
I will send notifications to KDE devs and the Scribus project as well.

Thanks for calling this to our attention.


On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 10:36 AM, C R <cajhne@...400...> wrote:
The original maker of Pushkin is: A.S.Puskin & ParaType, 1999. All rights reserved.
If you can get them to offer their font under a SIL Open Font License, it will be consideration worthy for the project.
If you think they might object to people adding characters to their non-free font, and giving it away for free, you may want to avoid rocking the boat. Looks like over 22k people have downloaded and redistributed modified versions of it.
Yet one more reason to demand OFL

On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 10:28 AM, C R <cajhne@...400...> wrote:
Sorry John, I'm in a hurry to respond to everyone between renders here at work, so I apologise about the name. 
A font based on a non-open font (which contains original non-free characters) is not an Open Font, even if the new characters are Open. Can you verify that none of the characters from this font are from the original, proprietary Pushkin font? We have to be careful. If you can verify that, and that the original maker of Pushkin is not going to come after us with lawsuits for copying their font, I will add it to the list for consideration.



On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 10:22 AM, John Cliff <john.cliff@...400...> wrote:

All of those have been the case for years, as I asked, why I'd it suddenly an issue?

There's an open font based on Pushkin's handwriting that has all the extra characters.


And its John by the way, Cliffs my surname.

On 23 Sep 2015 10:14, "C R" <cajhne@...400...> wrote:
Hi Cliff. The collection of fonts that Google has were not all designed by google, they are just available through Google. People at Google collected them from all over the internet, and provide access to them through their servers as a means of making them available to everyone, everywhere so there is no need to use the default "safe" webfonts in web pages, which are not only proprietary, but quite limited.

The problems with Pushkin are:

Reasons for this are:

1. We can not change the font - Thus, we are unable to add extra character support for other languages.
2. We can not use the font elsewhere without paying more license fees, and we would like to be able to use the same font on the website, in tutorial videos, and other user documentation.
3. We can not distribute the font with Inkscape materials without paying license fees.
4. Our users can't use the font in their own materials without paying license fees.
5. Open fonts rock, in all the same ways that Open Source software rocks, and contributes to creative freedom, which is in line with the project's creedo "Draw Freely".

Thanks for your suggestions. :)


On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 9:43 AM, John Cliff <john.cliff@...400...> wrote:


Still think Pushkin is better than all the others, and it has actual meaning, as opposed to being some random script designed by google. He was an artist who was heavily censored, draw freely would have resonated with him I think.

We've been happily using it for years, why is it suddenly such an issue?

On 14 Sep 2015 08:59, "Tavmjong Bah" <tavmjong@...8...> wrote:

Of all the samples in the original list I like Alex Brush the best.
(Nice job on creating that page!) But to tell you the truth, I like
Pushkin better than all the choices. It just reflects the slogan


On Mon, 2015-09-14 at 08:44 +0100, C R wrote:
> Cool, thanks for the votes. I'm keeping a tally of votes in this real
> -time spreadsheet (bookmark it for the latest results):
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rIrpehWI6thTPNItIsGCX1CLFgYnc
> RXNzcFm11pSULg/edit?usp=sharing
> I'll be on #inkscape for the next few days to collect as many votes
> as possible.
> If anyone knows someone who should have a vote on this, just send me
> the name and the vote choices (name, so I don't accidentally
> duplicate votes).
> Happy Monday. :)
> -C
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 8:27 AM, Jabier Arraiza <
> jabier.arraiza@...2893...> wrote:
> > On dom, 2015-09-13 at 22:03 +0100, C R wrote:
> > > 7. Euphoria Script
> > > 8. Great Vibes
> >
> > My vote for 7 and near 8. Maybe 8 beter because has ligatures
> > Regards.
> >
> >
> >
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