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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Is Adobe the only company that can license usage of Myriad Pro?

I am trying to get Myriad Pro onto my website and I have the use of Adobe's Typekit, but I think that it is stuck in the last decade with its JS loading and FOUT so I am wanting to embed the fonts ...
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May I use Google Fonts for creating a logo with commercial purposes?

I want to create a logo for a contest, the winner will be paid and the winning logo will be the institutional logo of an academic entity, so I need a font which can be used freely or at a cheap cost ...
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modifying a font for company use?

Is it okay to use a font editor (such as Fontographer) to edit a few letters of a font that our company has purchased? We like the font overall, but just want to make very small tweaks to a few ...
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What does “HC” signify in a font name?

Examples: Arial HC, IDAutomationHC39M. It seems to show up most strong textfrequently with free fonts.
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Modified font licensing

So I've downloaded a free for personal use font. I've used it for a logo, but changed some of the lettering as it didn't fit my design (created outlines). Do I need to buy the commercial license?
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Animated Typeface License

I want to make a animated font/typeface in After effects. What kind of license do I need for using a font and making it an animated font and then to sell the template on websites?? Thank you!
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Reserved Font Names for SIL/OFL & Registering/Trademarking Commercial Fonts

In the last few years I've shifted the focus of my design career from marketing and advertising to typography: everything from custom lettering and logotypes for in branding to entire font families ...
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Fonts question [need help] [duplicate]

I have been reading around and trying to find a solid answer about Fonts and their Licensing. What I don't understand is what type of license do I get with software such as my Mac, and CS6, Office, ...
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Legal status of “Star Division (c) 1995” fonts that came with Sun Office 5.2

I'm sorry if this is not the right place to ask, but I have seen other "font license" related questions on this site, and no amount of googling has yielded an answer. Some time in 2001, I downloaded ...
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Usage of paid fonts

I've recently bought the Karnak Pro font for usage on a freelancer flyer for a company, but after looking on the web I've found that there are some constrains on using fonts for that type of thing. ...
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Does it break copyright to create derivatives of a font?

Linotte Heavy and Gotham Rounded Bold are almost alike. In fact, Linotte Heavy looks like it is derived from Gotham Rounded. If I were to customise the glyphs of Gotham Rounded/Linotte Heavy to suit ...
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When doing logo design, how to deal with the license of the font used?

I have bought a bundle of fonts which I want to use in a logo design for a client. The terms and conditions state the following: with this you can: Use these resources within personal and ...
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What do I do if I don't own the client's brand font?

I'm a newbie and haven't had this happen yet — I have a client with a set brand, and I do not own one of her font types. What should I do? Do I ask her for the file? It's not free...
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Is there a difference (in licensing) between embedding a font on a website and just setting it in 'font-family'?

I'd like to use Futura font on my website. I know I can just state it in the 'font-family' attribute, like this: font-family: 'Futura', 'Helvetica', 'Arial', sans-serif but afaik, that uses the ...
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Is there a central font-license search site? [duplicate]

There are many font websites, that are eager to sell you fonts, or let you download them for free. So many that there is no way to know which are legit, and give the money to the copyright/license ...
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Is Product Sans (Google new geometric font) being made available for commercial use?

I would really really like to know if someone can provide some heads up about the brand new Google's typeface called Product Sans. Is it already available somewhere? If so, it's likely that we're ...
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Literata font license

I am planning to use Literata font for my marketplace item, but i don't know the license from this font. I have tried to find, but not yet found word "license" in this link Anyone can give me ...
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How to find the licence of a font bundled to some software?

I have a font on my computer (specifically, Jenkins v2.0) that I obtained as part of a bigger software (specifically, Fontographer, formerly owned by Macromedia) and want to use it as a web font. ...
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Client wants font as logo

I wrote the business name of my client's using a font for a design I created. The client wants me to send him "that" - the name of his business in "that type of fancy/cool" font - as a logo to him. In ...
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Use of an OFL font in a logotype

Can I use a font licensed under the SIL OFL in a logo, and should I add a copyright notice then?
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License for Consolas font [duplicate]

What is the license for Consolas font? Can it be used for commercial applications and/or embedded? I tried to find it but couldn't find any. There's a "request quote" on the Microsoft website and ...
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I designed a poster for non profit, but I don't have license for the fonts. Is it ok?

I went to a design school but they never told me to buy any fonts/typefaces. I think the fonts/typefaces were actually given to the students to use for projects. I probably have more than 80+ ...
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Why are fonts more expensive when used in games?

I'm a video game developer who loves fonts. I noticed that fonts are often more expensive when they are bought to be used in games. For example, a font called Daft Brush on HypeForType is sold for $...
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Do I need a commercial font license for small clients and derivative works?

I am a bit confused on what a commercial font license is for. Do I need commercial license under these circumstances? Designing a banner for a client. Using a font and then altering its shapes into ...
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What things should I consider when using my own custom fonts on a client's project?

When creating printed media for a corporation/legal entity, what exactly should I consider when using my own, personally created and designed, fonts?
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How to determine a typeface's origin and whether I have a license?

I am currently working on the cover of a book. I'd really like to include the typeface Rockwell Extra Bold which is installed on my system. However Rockwell Extra Bold seems not to be installed ...
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How do I properly create a derivative work with a font licensed as SIL Open Font?

Got a font that I want to do a custom subset for on the Web - picking contextual alternates and discarding unneeded characters to help keep the file size down. FontSquirrel has a great generator, but ...
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Dharma Type license: Bebas Neue in html5-based app

I want to use Bebas Neue in my commercial html5-based game for mobile devices. My game mechanics implies the use of letters as sprites. The fact that this game is html5-based game means, that I'll ...
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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 use in a company logo?

I would like to know which font license I should buy for use in a company logo? I am going to use the logo in my web application, in advertisements and everywhere the company logo appears.
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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. http://www.myfonts.com/...
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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?

Is there a way to find out whether a font is authentic or fake? Font files both online and on my machine are often of unclear origin, yet I'd like to be sure that I paid for the fonts that are ...
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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 type of license will allow me to modify a base font with original ligatures and resell it as a 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 ...