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From "Jukka Zitting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-36) CMaps for PDF CJK Fonts
Date Tue, 04 Aug 2009 13:29:14 GMT

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Jukka Zitting commented on LEGAL-36:
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Any more comments on this? I'd like to get this closed so we can proceed with the first Apache
release of PDFBox.

Will it be OK for me to commit the patch based on this discussion or should I rather let a
member of the legal committee do it?

> 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
>         Attachments: LEGAL-36.patch, LEGAL-36.patch
>
>
> 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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