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From "Jukka Zitting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-36) CMaps for PDF CJK Fonts
Date Mon, 08 Dec 2008 00:13:44 GMT

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Jukka Zitting commented on LEGAL-36:
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I contacted Adobe legal directly about this and they pointed me to the patent pledge Adobe
has made to ISO for the ISO 32000-1 standard (PDF 1.7). Their words: "Adobe has provided a
patent pledge to ISO which states that Adobe will grant a fee and royalty free license to
an unrestricted number of applicants on a worldwide, non-discriminatory basis and under other
reasonable terms and conditions to make, use, and sell implementations of PDF 1.7 (ISO 32000-1)."

AFAIUI this patent pledge covers everything we need. Unless anyone objects I will consider
this issue resolved.



> CMaps for PDF CJK Fonts
> -----------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-36
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-36
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Jukka Zitting
>
> The incubating Apache PDFBox project embeds CMap files (character code mappings) for
CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) fonts in PDF documents.  The files are available from
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/font/#pcfi and come with license headers like this:
>     Copyright 1990-2001 Adobe Systems Incorporated.
>     All Rights Reserved.
>     Patents Pending
>     NOTICE: All information contained herein is the property
>     of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
>     Permission is granted for redistribution of this file
>     provided this copyright notice is maintained intact and
>     that the contents of this file are not altered in any
>     way from its original form.
>     PostScript and Display PostScript are trademarks of
>     Adobe Systems Incorporated which may be registered in
>     certain jurisdictions.
> The license grants rights to redistribute the files, but does not allow any modifications.
Is it OK for Apache PDFBox to redistribute these files unmodified?
> Having these files included in PDFBox is highly convenient as they allow PDFBox to work
OOTB with PDF documents that contain CJK fonts. Also, I can't think of cases where a user
would want to modify the CMap files.

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