Re: [Openfontlibrary] IRC Meeting #2 (##fonts@Freenode) on Tuesday, 1/Aug/06, 12:00 UTC-GMT/Zulu: Font availability; font licensing; selecting fonts

Somehow, these meetings keep happening while I'm on a plane. Could you
email the lists a summary of the discussions please? Also, maybe a litle
more advance notice on when these discussion will take place would be
nice in order to garner wider participation.

Jon Phillips
Open Font Library
Creative Commons

On Sat, 2006-07-29 at 13:31 +0100, Simos Xenitellis wrote:
> Dear All,
> I would like to announce that there will be an IRC meeting on Tuesday, 1st August 2006, to
> discuss issues about fonts for free and open-source software.
> The agenda includes
> 1. discussion on availability of free & open-source fonts for different scripts/languages. 
> 2. discussion on free & open-source font licenses; importance to converge to a common license.
> 3. consult users from Asia for the local preference of fonts. 
> The meeting takes place on Tuesday, 1st August 2006, at 12:00 UTC (GMT/Zulu).
> This is morning for the US, early in the afternoon for Europe and afternoon/evening for Asia/Australia.
> Visit 
> to view the exact time for your area.
> The meeting takes place on IRC, at the Freenode network, on channel ##fonts.
> Notice the channel name, it is "##fonts", with two pound signs. Unfortunatelly, 
> the channel with one pound sign has already been registered for non-free font discussions.
> If you have not used IRC before, you can use the IRC client "XChat" 
> that is provided with your Linux distribution. You can also install XChat for Windows.
> XChat is also available from
> For more, please see
> The discussion logs will be made available after the meeting, at
> Fonts are very important to distributions, desktop environments (GNOME, KDE, etc), 
> as well as to individual cross-platform applications. The end-user
> would typically blame the application if the fonts do not appear well. 
> At the same time, the process of choosing suitable fonts for different 
> languages and scripts is complex enough for a single project to handle.
> At the same time I would like to announce that there is interest 
> to have more regular discussions on IRC on issues pertaining to fonts.
> Therefore, if you would like to discuss free and open-source fonts, 
> feel free to pop by ##fonts on Freenode.
> Feel free to forward this announcement to other relevant lists.
> Thanks,
> Simos
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