Package Details: ttf-brill 2.06-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/ttf-brill.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: ttf-brill
Description: Brill Typeface by John Hudson for Brill Publishing House (TrueType)
Upstream URL: http://www.brill.com/about/brill-fonts
Licenses: custom
Submitter: jdarch
Maintainer: kugland
Last Packager: itsme
Votes: 44
Popularity: 0.000011
First Submitted: 2014-11-06 20:22
Last Updated: 2018-05-10 17:04

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caleb commented on 2020-04-16 16:49

Can you please remove the fontconfig & xorg dependencies from this? Those are obsolete and no longer necessary (in fact they create problems is some scenarios). Also the install file should be completely removed, you don't need to do anything (and shouldn't do anything). Arch has switched to a hook system which does the necessary actions on it's own.

deathtrip commented on 2018-04-11 22:36

Download location has changed. curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found ==> ERROR: Failure while downloading http://www.brill.com/sites/default/files/brill_font_package_2_06.zip

SunRed commented on 2016-08-12 13:32

I am disowning the package. It would be a pleasure if someone continues maintaining it.

bohoomil commented on 2014-11-07 06:07

Thank you for the info -- I'm updating right now.

jdarch commented on 2014-11-06 20:24

Brill Publishing has stopped distibuting the otf-version of this font, I have made a new package with the ttf-version they currently recommend.
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ttf-brill/

bohoomil commented on 2013-12-18 17:36

And here we go: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Infinality-bundle+fonts#Recommended_fonts_with_restricted_licenses

jdarch commented on 2013-12-17 10:45

I suppose prepackaging the font would in this case violate the license indeed.

I would say some promotion of the font would make sense. I believe John Hudson/Tiro Typeworks and of course Brill Publishers have done very well by creating this transitional (at least, that's what I would call it) serif typeface in four variants (roman, italic, bold and bold-italic, each containing a rather extended set of characters) and then making it available under Brill's non-commecial license. It deserves to be used.

bohoomil commented on 2013-12-12 19:14

Thanks for the clarification. Frankly, I am never sure how exactly I should understand the limits of 'redistribution': it seems that releasing a build script, like yours, may be considered a different action than going one step further and providing the end user with a pre-built package, even if a copy of a license has been included with it… From my pretty pragmatic standpoint, none of the two is detrimental to the licensor. However, proving validity of a legal regulation with a common sense is not a good (or safe) idea…

Anyway, I will try and recommend your work to those who may find it useful (via Arch Wiki for instance).

jdarch commented on 2013-12-12 14:44

I wouldn't mind at all. However I believe it is important for people to be aware of the limited license of this font (read the license locate on Brill's website (http://www.brill.com/about/brill-typeface/brill-fonts-end-user-license-agreement) or after installing the package in the license directory (/usr/share/licenses/otf-brill)), including a font in a larger pre-packaged collection could arguably distract from possible licensing issues.

jdarch commented on 2013-12-12 14:42

I wouldn't mind at all. However I believe it is important for people to be aware of the limited license of this font (read the license locate on Brill's website (http://www.brill.com/about/brill-typeface/brill-fonts-end-user-license-agreement) or after installing the package in the license directory (/usr/share/licenses/otf-brill)), including a font in a larger collection could arguably distract from possible licensing issues.