【Chomsky】一种纽约时报刊头风格的报纸刊头英文字体 英文 标题体 SIL OFL

这是 Chomsky,一种采用纽约时报刊头风格的报纸刊头字体。此字体是根据 SIL 开放字体许可证 1.1 版发布的。

This is Chomsky, a newspaper masthead font in the style of the New York Times masthead. This font is released under the S.I.L. Open Font License, version 1.1.


This font is not an exact copy of the New York Times masthead. Rather, it aims to be suitable for running text as well, so I used a larger stem size. The difference between some of the characters are shown below; the N.Y.T. logo is above, and Chomsky below... :

我很惊讶,据我所知,我是第一个承担这个项目的人。许多其他著名品牌,例如CNN、世嘉和可口可乐,都有向他们致敬的字体;事实上,这些字体中的大多数是在 Unicode 之前的时代制作的,并且在元数据方面以已不存在但曾经很突出的 Macromedia Fontographer 的名字命名;CNN 复制猫字体本身已经有 20 年历史了。

I was quite surprised, that to my knowledge, I am the first to have undertaken this project. Many other famous brands, for example that of CNN, Sega, and Coca Cola have fonts in homage to them; indeed, most of these fonts were made in the pre-Unicode era and are branded in terms of metadata with the name of the defunct, but once prominent, Macromedia Fontographer; the CNN copy cat font is itself going on twenty years old.


Perhaps it was the difficulty of creating the extra letters in a blackletter face that scared away would be font authors. Perhaps it was lack of knowledge about the law in this area. Either way, I do believe that I am the first.

如果您想知道我使用这种字体是否合法,鉴于我是从扫描图像创建的,我向您保证它是合法的。在美国和大多数其他国家/地区,字母的设计不具有版权,只有用于制作它的软件才具有版权。(Eltra Corp 与 Ringer,1978 年;Adobe Systems, Inc. 诉 Southern Software, Inc.,1998 年)此字体不使用任何受版权保护的字体软件,我从扫描的图像中追踪了每个字符,并包含了许多我自己没有找到的字符在源材料中(除 5 之外的所有数字、大部分标点符号、pilcrow ¶、Unicode 代码点 U+00A1 之后的几乎所有字符)。

In case you wonder whether or not it is legal for me to have cread this font, given I created it from scanned images, I assure you that it is. In the United States and most other countries, the design of a letter is not copyrightable, only the software used to produce it is. (Eltra Corp vs. Ringer, 1978; Adobe Systems, Inc. v. Southern Software, Inc., 1998) This font uses no copyrighted font software whatsoever, I traced every character from scanned images, and included many of my own characters not found in the source materials (all the numbers except 5, most of the punctuation, the pilcrow ¶, almost all of the characters after Unicode codepoint U+00A1).

虽然使用这种字体排版自己的文件或制作毕业证书等是 100% 合法的,但使用这种字体制作商标可能是一个灰色地带,尤其是如果它包含“纽约时报”字样. 当然,作为一个外行,我不能给你法律建议,所以如果你想在报纸的刊头中使用这种字体,特别是如果它包含这些文字,请咨询律师。

While it is 100% legal to use this font to typeset your own documents or make, for example, a graduation certificate, making a trademark with this font may be a grey area, especially if it contains the words ``New York Times''. Of course, as a lay person, I cannot give you legal advice, so if you wish to use this font in your newspaper's masthead, especially if it will contain those words, consult an attorney.

当我给这个字体起名字时,我做了我认为是彻底的研究,以确保这个名字是独一无二的。不幸的是,事实并非如此。该字体与由 Jimmy Ofisia 设计的T.26 Digital Type Foundry 的 Chomsky同名

When I gave this typeface its name, I did what I thought to be thorough research to make sure the name was unique. Unfortunately, it was not. This font shares a name with Chomsky, by T.26 Digital Type Foundry, designed by Jimmy Ofisia.

因为现有字体来自 2009 年并且是专有的,所以我保持该字体的名称相同。我相信用户不太可能尝试安装这两种字体,因为另一种字体不是免费的,所以默认情况下安装的用户群要小得多。此外,在我的字体发布多年后更改它的名称会破坏太多的用户文档并导致下游极度混乱。

Because the existing font is from 2009 and proprietary, I am keeping this font's name the same. I believe that it is very unlikely users will try to install both as the other font is not free so by default has a much smaller installed user base. Furthermore, changing my font's name many years after its release will break too many user documents and cause extreme confusion downstream.


Users should be aware that it may not be possible to install both fonts at the same time. Users should be aware that documents may confuse the two fonts. In the extremely unlikely event a user wishes to use both fonts in a single document, they are encouraged to use software that allows them to specify fonts by filename.



本字体以SIL Open Font License 1.1(SIL 开源字型授权版本1.1,简称SIL OFL 或OFL)授权协议发布,这个授权的自由度非常高:

✔ 这款字体无论是个人还是企业都可以自由免费商用,也无需知会或者标明原作者。

✔ 这款字体可以自由传播、分享,或者将字体安装于系统、软件或APP中也是允许的,可以与任何软件捆绑再分发以及/或一并销售。

✔ 这款字体可以自由修改、改造。但修改或改造后的字体也必须同样以SIL Open Font License 1.1授权公开。

✘ 这款字体禁止用于违法行为,如因使用这款字体产生纠纷或法律诉讼,作者不承担任何责任。

✘ 根据SIL Open Font License 1.1的规定,禁止单独出售字体文件(OTF/TTF文件)的行为。

关于SIL Open Font License 1.1授权协议的内容、免责事项等详细细节,请查看详细的License授权文件的内容。





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