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Fonts legal? Ö. via gimp-user-list 08 Jan 20:10
  Fonts legal? Liam R E Quin 08 Jan 23:15
   CAKniRjt_aXDz4Xvc5YuBL6UHtb... 09 Jan 21:14
    Fonts legal? Liam R E Quin 09 Jan 21:13
Ö. via gimp-user-list
2020-01-08 20:10:12 UTC (over 4 years ago)

Fonts legal?

Hello dear Gimp team,

thank you for developing this program for us people.

My question is, are all the fonts contained in Gimp commercially usable?

Or do I need a special permit?

I thank you for your help.

Sincerely yours Ömer

Liam R E Quin
2020-01-08 23:15:15 UTC (over 4 years ago)

Fonts legal?

On Wed, 2020-01-08 at 21:10 +0100, Ö. via gimp-user-list wrote:

My question is, are all the fonts contained in Gimp commercially usable?

Which fonts are these? The standard GIMP distribution doesn't include fonts (except on some platforms for WMF and PostScript support, and those you can use freely).

But if you got GIMP from somewhere other than directly, it might include fonts, and then it would depend on what is included.

Normally GIMP uses teh system fonts, plus any you have installed yourself.


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Liam R E Quin
2020-01-09 21:13:38 UTC (over 4 years ago)

Fonts legal?

On Thu, 2020-01-09 at 20:50 +0100, Ö. wrote:


I downloaded gimp via

We cannot vouch for anything added by distributors other than gimp.

after that I didn't download any fonts. So the standard. are these fonts therefore free and freely usable?

Melgun Gothic is for example one font.

There's a Korean font called Malgun Gothic developed for Microsoft to include in Microsoft Windows, is that the one you mean?

If you are using Microsoft Windows in Korea, that font probably came with your system. You can use it in any way that Microsoft allows in the End User License for Microsoft Windows.

This isn't about GIMP - the answer would be the same with any progam that used that font. What you can do with a font is usually up to the font itself - well the people selling the font, or providing it to you - and not up to the software you use with the font.

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