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Questions about the granting of permission to use a copyrighted typeface file by the copyright holder, often for a fee. Licenses are common in font distribution.

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Similar fonts to Segoe WP?

I can't find anything about the Segoe WP licensing in Microsoft's website. So I was wondering if I could use it or no? Probably I can't and what I want to achieve is this: I would appreciate it if ...
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Am I allowed to embed Typekit fonts directly into a website and host them myself?

With Adobe CC I've gained access to Typekit. I've started playing around with it and noticed they put a cap on page views per month on loading the fonts. (Currently I'm capped at 500,000 but would ...
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Which font license should I buy for company logo?

I would like to know which font license should I buy for company logo? I am going to use it of course, in my web application, in advertisements and every where the company logo appears. Thanks in ...
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Macosx and Helvetica license

i was going to make a simple logo using Helvetica Neue font since i see it in my Mac fonts list (default fonts includes Helvetica Neue tho) BUt i'm wondering, can i make an svg brand logo as well as ...
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Font owner question FROSTY

I have a client who wants to use a font on his bookcover called Frosty, which is quite irregular and has "snowflakes" scattered around the letters. I cannot find who has this licensed. It is not on ...
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Can I use OS fonts for a website? How do I know?

I'm creating a layout design for a client's website, but I'm not sure how to tell if I have web licensing. How can I tell? Are the pre-installed fonts web safe?
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If we pay for a font, are we fully authorized to use it in our website?

I'm finishing a project, and I was thinking to use a font that I liked a lot, but it is paid; I don't mind to pay, because it is not very expensive, and I think it's worth it. On the font website ...
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Is it legal to use a commercial font on a T-Shirt to re-sell?

I am designing a t-shirt based off of the keep calm and carry on poster. I want to use Avenir Next because it comes with my machine and is similar to the original font used in the poster. If I ...
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Using the font Avenir commercially for logo design

I'm trying to find out whether or not the font Avenir can be used for logo design when a desktop license is purchased. I'm finding it difficult to interpret the EULA. ...
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Is Wasco Sans font available as a web font? [closed]

Is Wasco Sans font by Jim Wasco available as a web font?
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Why would a designer want to purchase a typeface instead of using free ones?

This isn't just a nagging question. It's to help designers (such as myself) to understand the importance of paid for fonts. This question is mainly based on my curiosity to why we should pay for ...
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How to find out whether a font is authentic?

I have some fonts on my pc (windows 7) but I do not know whether they are authentic or fake. Is there a way to check their authenticity? I am interested mostly in Type 1 fonts (I have .pfm and .pfb ...
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Fonts that come with Adobe CS5 software

I'm new to graphic design and the more I read about licensed fonts and images, the more confused I get. I've understood about downloading fonts and images on the internet. My question is about the ...
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Is Frutiger font family in the public domain?

Frutiger was released in 1976, this means that more than 30 years have passed, which usually means that copyright should have expired by now on the font. I'm not sure what the law is concerning this ...
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Commercial use of Helvetica Neue for web?

I know there are some alternatives for Helvetica Neue for web usage, but i want to ask, if it is legal to use Helvetica Neue on some commercial website.
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Fonts licenses and images question

I'm creating a website of a friend of mine. He really likes the font "Century Gothic". Now I'm having hard time figuring out what is legal to use and what not etc. I tried googling it but the more I ...
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What license do I need for a font, which is used as a base for commercial icon font?

What licensing is appropriate for a font to be used as a base for an icon font? So basically I need to use the UNICODE table of that font to include custom icons and sell that font. Most of the ...
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Is it legal to use copyrighted fonts without a license for non-profit projects?

I just want to use some specific fonts for a non-profit project. I'll never sell or get any money (not myself or anyone related) with this. Not myself or anyone or the makers of those fonts will ...
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How do I know if my downloaded font is legal

My graphic designer has specified Gotham Thin for the font in the iOS app that I'm writing. I googled around and found a site that will sell it to me, and I found some sites that just will let me ...
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Is the Kaneiwa font freeware and can be used commercially?

I'm creating a logo design for a franchise I'm developing. To start it'll probably just be a webcomic, but eventually I'd like to take it commercially. I'd only use it in the logo, but I believe it ...
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I want to use Helvetica Neue in my Android application. Where do I buy the appropriate license?

I'm having a heck of a time getting a straight answer for this. Hope somebody here can help! If I'm a small commercial company that's creating an Android application for a paid service, what sort of ...
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What licensing requirements are there for the use of fonts in logos?

Imagine a logo that uses only a few characters from a font… or more exactly, the vector outlines of a few characters (between 2 and 4) from a font. What are the licensing requirements for commercial ...
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Segoe UI font licensing

I am planning to use the font Segoe UI (Included with Vista/Windows 7 and Office products) in my new businesses logo and website. I've tried my hardest to find out if/who to license this font from and ...
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What are the consequences of using unlicensed fonts?

I know that whenever somebody makes something and we want to use it, it is better to contribute to them and pay for it. But I have nothing to hide: I have used fonts illegally a few times. Is it ...
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Can URW Garamond N°8 be used in a printed book?

Is it possible to use the URW Garamond N°8 in a printed book (for sale)?
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When I buy a font, is there any limitations, except I cannot give it away to anyone?

Is it correct that, once bought a font, I'm not limited in time or number of projects I can use the font in? Say, I own Helvetica. Does it mean that now I have a right to use it in any of my projects? ...
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In What Situations Am I Required to License Fonts From Its Original Creator?

In what situations am I required to license fonts from its original creator? For example, if I design a poster or a card for personal use and I use a font I have downloaded online or have paid for the ...
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Do I need to license fonts included with my OS?

I've noticed that most custom fonts include a license.txt file that requests some amount of money for a commercial license. I am interested in whether it is also necessary to license OS (Mac/Windows) ...