Could you please have a look at the attached license used
by the Chinese Truetype fonts included in fonts-chinese?
ARPHIC PUBLIC LICENSE
Copyright (C) 1999 Arphic Technology Co., Ltd.
11Fl. No.168, Yung Chi Rd., Taipei, 110 Taiwan
All rights reserved except as specified below.
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but
changing it is forbidden.
The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and
change it. By contrast, the ARPHIC PUBLIC LICENSE specifically permits and encourages you
to use this software, provided that you give the recipients all the rights that we gave
you and make sure they can get the modifications of this software.
Throughout this License, "Font" means the TrueType fonts "AR PL Mingti2L
Big5", "AR PL KaitiM Big5" (BIG-5 character set) and "AR PL SungtiL
GB", "AR PL KaitiM GB" (GB character set) which are originally distributed
by Arphic, and the derivatives of those fonts created through any modification including
modifying glyph, reordering glyph, converting format, changing font name, or
adding/deleting some characters in/from glyph table.
"PL" means "Public License".
"Copyright Holder" means whoever is named in the copyright or copyrights for
"You" means the licensee, or person copying, redistributing or modifying the
"Freely Available" means that you have the freedom to copy or modify the Font
as well as redistribute copies of the Font under the same conditions you received, not
price. If you wish, you can charge for this service.
1. Copying & Distribution
You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of this Font in any medium, without
restriction, provided that you retain this license file (ARPHICPL.TXT) unaltered in all
You may otherwise modify your copy of this Font in any way, including modifying glyph,
reordering glyph, converting format, changing font name, or adding/deleting some
characters in/from glyph table, and copy and distribute such modifications under the terms
of Section 1 above, provided that the following conditions are met:
a) You must insert a prominent notice in each modified file stating how and when you
changed that file.
b) You must make such modifications Freely Available as a whole to all third parties
under the terms of this License, such as by offering access to copy the modifications from
a designated place, or distributing the modifications on a medium customarily used for
c) If the modified fonts normally reads commands interactively when run, you must cause
it, when started running for such interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or
display an announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a notice that there
is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide a warranty) and that users may
redistribute the Font under these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of
These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If identifiable sections of
that work are not derived from the Font, and can be reasonably considered independent and
separate works in themselves, then this License and its terms, do not apply to those
sections when you distribute them as separate works. Therefore, mere aggregation of
another work not based on the Font with the Font on a volume of a storage or distribution
medium does not bring the other work under the scope of this License.
3. Condition Subsequent
You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Font except as expressly
provided under this License. Any attempt otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or
distribute the Font will automatically retroactively void your rights under this License.
However, parties who have received copies or rights from you under this License will keep
their licenses valid so long as such parties remain in full compliance.
You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed it. However,
nothing else grants you permission to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Font.
These actions are prohibited by law if you do not accept this License. Therefore, by
copying, modifying, sublicensing or distributing the Font, you indicate your acceptance of
this License and all its terms and conditions.
5. Automatic Receipt
Each time you redistribute the Font, the recipient automatically receives a license
from the original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Font subject to these terms
and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients'
exercise of the rights granted herein. You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by
third parties to this License.
If, as a consequence of a court judgment or allegation of patent infringement or for
any other reason (not limited to patent issues), conditions are imposed on you (whether by
court order, agreement or otherwise) that contradict the conditions of this License, they
do not excuse you from the conditions of this License. If you cannot distribute so as to
satisfy simultaneously your obligations under this License and any other pertinent
obligations, then as a consequence you may not distribute the Font at all. For example, if
a patent license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Font by all those who
receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy
both it and this License would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the Font.
If any portion of this section is held invalid or unenforceable under any particular
circumstance, the balance of the section is intended to apply and the section as a whole
is intended to apply in other circumstances.
7. NO WARRANTY
BECAUSE THE FONT IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE FONT, TO THE
EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT
HOLDERS OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE FONT "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY
AND PERFORMANCE OF THE FONT IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE FONT PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE
COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
8. DAMAGES WAIVER
UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING, IN NO EVENT WILL ANY
COPYRIGHTT HOLDERS, OR OTHER PARTIES WHO MAY COPY, MODIFY OR REDISTRIBUTE THE FONT AS
PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE FONT
(INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
DATA OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDERS OR OTHER PARTIES HAVE
BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.