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  1. Legal Discuss
  2. LEGAL-36

CMaps for PDF CJK Fonts

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    • Type: Question
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Component/s: None
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      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.


        1. LEGAL-36.patch
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          Jukka Zitting
        2. LEGAL-36.patch
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          Jukka Zitting

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              jukkaz Jukka Zitting
              jukkaz Jukka Zitting


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