[nc] Technical: Set NAME.License-*. The fonts do not contain License or License URL in the TTF Names

Bug #763273 reported by Christopher Adams
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Font Family
Low
Shiraaz Gabru
fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

0. sudo apt-get install lcdf-typetools
1. cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ubuntu-font-family # or equivalent if testing an unpackaged font
2. otfinfo --info Ubuntu-R.ttf | grep 'License\|Copyright'

What you see:
Copyright: Copyright 2011 Canonical Ltd. Licensed under the Ubuntu Font Licence 1.0

What you should see:
Copyright: Copyright 2010-2015 Canonical Ltd.
License Description: Ubuntu Font Licence 1.0
License Info URL: http://font.ubuntu.com/ufl/ubuntu-font-licence-1.0.txt
____________

The font package includes a LICENCE.txt, and each font file bears the Copyright: Copyright 2010 Canonical Ltd. Licensed under the Ubuntu Font Licence 1.0.

In addition, the font files should include values for the TTF Names for License Description and License Info URL. At minimum I recommend that these values be set to:

License Description: Ubuntu Font Licence 1.0
License Info URL: http://font.ubuntu.com/ufl/ubuntu-font-licence-1.0.txt

Revision history for this message
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Excellent suggestion Christopher!

Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 0.72
summary: - The fonts do not contain License or License URL in the TTF Names
+ Technical: Set NAME.License-*. The fonts do not contain License or
+ License URL in the TTF Names
tags: added: uff-metadata
Shiraaz Gabru (shiraaz)
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
milestone: 0.82 → 0.9x-engineering
Revision history for this message
Shiraaz Gabru (shiraaz) wrote : Re: Technical: Set NAME.License-*. The fonts do not contain License or License URL in the TTF Names

The Copyright of 0.91 will have in string:
Copyright 2010 Canonical Ltd. Licensed under the Ubuntu Font Licence 1.0

The creation year of 0.91 will be:
2012

Regards
Shiraaz

Shiraaz Gabru (shiraaz)
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Shiraaz Gabru (shiraaz)
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Shiraaz Gabru (shiraaz)
tags: added: uff-dmi
summary: - Technical: Set NAME.License-*. The fonts do not contain License or
+ [nc] Technical: Set NAME.License-*. The fonts do not contain License or
License URL in the TTF Names
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
importance: Wishlist → Low
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
milestone: 0.91-engineering → 0.92-beta-test
description: updated
Revision history for this message
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Unfortunately, this is not fixed properly in the 0.84 beta.

 😌 12:21:15@Ubuntu 0.84> otfinfo --info Ubuntu-R.ttf | grep License
Copyright: Copyright 2015 Canonical Ltd. Licensed under the Ubuntu Font Licence 1.0
License URL: http://font.ubuntu.com/ufl/ubuntu-font-licence-1.0.txt
License Description: The Ubuntu Font Family are libre fonts funded by Canonical Ltd on behalf of the Ubuntu project. The font design work and technical implementation is being undertaken by Dalton Maag. The typeface is sans-serif, uses OpenType features and is manually hinted for clarity on desktop and mobile computing screens. The scope of the Ubuntu Font Family includes all the languages used by the various Ubuntu users around the world in tune with Ubuntu's philosophy which states that every user should be able to use their software in the language of their choice. The project is ongoing, and we expect the family will be extended to cover many written languages in the coming years.

That is not a description of the license! It looks like someone has duplicated the "Description:" entry and given it the name "License Description:".

description: updated
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb)
Changed in fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
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