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Re: Ligature support

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Ligature support
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2021 23:51:50 -0500

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  > This package (and it's helpers) adds a bunch of icons to emacs in various
  > contexts (mode-line, dired, completions, etc.). It gets those icons from
  > several fonts (currently: the file icons from the Atom editor, the
  > FontAwesome icons, the GitHub "Octicons", Google's Material Design icons,
  > and a set of weather icons maintained by a group on github).

1. Are all these fonts free, without exceptions?

2. How many fonts are involved?

3. Is it any practical problem to use that many fonts?
Would there be an advantage to repacking the icons that are useful in Emacs
into one font?  Do the licenses of these fonts permit that?

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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