David Crossland and Conrad Taylor will lead discussion about the challenges and issues in Open Source font development at a meeting of the British Computer Society Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) supported by the Electronic Publishing Specialist Group (EPSG) on Tuesday 11th December 2007 from 1800 hours at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA. The meeting is open and free to all to attend.
The discussion will include these topics:
* how digital fonts are designed and what are the technical, linguistic and aesthetic issues involved
* business and licensing models for fonts; and the problems of serving minority language communities and specialist scientific/technical communities caused by the standard business model
* the opportunities and problems of â€œfree-of-costâ€