Availability of Lucida fonts with OpenJDK 11

Tredinnick, Jacob jacob_tredinnick at mentor.com
Mon Dec 24 17:36:24 UTC 2018

Sorry .  Will redirect both questions there...

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Race [mailto:philip.race at oracle.com] 
Sent: 24 December 2018 17:27
To: Tredinnick, Jacob <jacob_tredinnick at mentor.com>
Cc: discuss at openjdk.java.net
Subject: Re: Availability of Lucida fonts with OpenJDK 11

You really want 2d-dev at openjdk.java.net for all of these questions. Not discuss.


On 12/24/18, 8:48 AM, Tredinnick, Jacob wrote:
> Hello,
> My team is currently working on migrating some of our (mostly Desktop&  Swing-based) applications from OracleJDK 8 to OpenJDK 11 and we have discovered that Lucida fonts are not distributed with OpenJDK.
> This and other font changes are discussed in the chain here:
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/discuss/2017-November/004629.ht
> ml
> Does anyone have any further advice on how best to enable our customers to continue to use these fonts?
> Is it feasible for us to obtain an OEM license to ship the fonts (as Oracle presumably did with OracleJDK 10 and earlier)?
> Or does anyone know of an open source alternative that is close enough to the fonts previously shipped with OracleJDK?
> Or will our customers have to license the fonts themselves in order to use them in our future releases?
> Based on initial research, I had found the following site which appears to license the fonts for individuals, sites or OEMs:
> https://tug.org/store/lucida/index.html
> Can anyone confirm that this is the correct point of contact regarding the Lucida fonts?
> Note:  We have another question about font differences due to Freetype vs T2K, which I will ask on another chain...
> Thanks
> --
> Jacob Tredinnick

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