Say I am using Microsoft Word 2003 on Windows 10 Pro. Windows or perhaps Word (I am not sure which, but in any case they both originate from Microsoft) came bundled with several fonts in the Times type family. Although I have not actually found a copy of the licence, I suspect Microsoft allows me to
- use Word to write documents in Times
- "print" them as .pdfs, and
- send them to whoever I like (i.e. "publish" them).
My question is this: is it OK if I
- open a Times .ttf file in FontForge
- modify it by increasing the weight by say 10%
- print out some .pdfs, and then
- publish a book using those .pdfs (either an e-book put together from those .pdfs, or a hardcopy book that uses them as the camera-ready copy)
...just so long as I don't embed the modified font in any software I distribute or indeed make it available to anybody in .ttf or any other kind of standalone form? Just to be even clearer: the idea is that no copy of the modified font will ever leave the laptop that I have licences to run Windows and Word on, except for the backup I will keep on a flash drive.