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Is there a specific reason that dingbat fonts are supported or ever even created?

I have known about the weird dingbat fonts since the first time I tried to change the font on MS word and stumbled upon them. Since then I never questioned them, I just thought hey cool. Now I have ...
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Can I include a modified GPL/Apache licensed font in my LGPL project?

I want to include a GPL & Apache duel-licensed font in my LGPL project, but didn't really find a clue if that's possible. There are two problems here: I didn't find any clue about Apache ...
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GPL+FE license also applies to fonts used for the UI of a software? [closed]

The GPL font exception allows the font to be embedded within a digital "document" file without requiring the "document" itself to also be shared with GPL. Now I wonder, what is considered a ...
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Can I scrape a website for font stylings?

I am trying to scrape websites for valuable text for example the title of an article, the author's name, and other distinguished text. I cannot always guarantee that this sort of text will have ...
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Can I use a @font-face of “Courier New”?

I currently have my font stack: font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace; In all browsers that I test in I see the font displayed in the Courier New font except for my android devices - my ...
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How does font rendering actually work?

I realize that I know essentially nothing about the way fonts get rendered in my computer. From what I can observe, font rendering is generally made in a consistent way throughout the system. For ...
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Are there any programming fonts with oldstyle figures?

I find that oldstyle (or text) figures are much easier to read in any context outside of simple assignment. Are there any low-ambiguity fonts, monospaced or proportional, that have text figures and ...
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Using Fonts in your Applications

When writing applications for software, specifically mobile devices, will there be a problem with using any specific type of fonts (copyright/patent issues)? If so, how can we avoid this possible ...
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Asset licensing and GPL compatibility

If I want to bundle fonts and images with an application released under the GPL, are there specific requirements for the license of these assets?
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Does anyone prefer proportional fonts? [closed]

I was reading the wikipedia article on programming style and noticed something in an argument against vertically aligned code: Reliance on mono-spaced font; tabular formatting assumes that the ...