Questions tagged [font-licensing]

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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what kinds of font licenses are compatible with creative commons?

I want to create ONLY images which have a creative commons license. I will need to use fonts in these images. What kinds of font licenses (noncommercial or commercial) would be compatible and allow ...
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Can I use Times New Roman in my web app without license?

I want to use Times New Roman (which has proprietary license) as main font of my commercial product (web app). As it is pre-installed on most of the devices, I have no need to supply font files, so ...
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How are websites permitted to make other companies' fonts available? [closed]

If I want to use - say - ITC Benguiat, I can purchase a licence for it at https://www.myfonts.com/collections/benguiat-font-itc. It'll cost me £450.99 for an annual webfont licence, that allows me to ...
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Can I use a font from Google Font and edit it in Illustrator?

I have to make a logo for a customer and I would like to use a font from Google Font, but can I edit it on illustrator? I have seen that Google Fonts are also free for commercial use, but are they ...
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Legally speaking, can I copy fonts from our Macs to all of our windows computers? We are a public library [closed]

Our marketing department decided they want to use Avant Garde in promotional items for the library. i.e., Newsletters, brochures, etc. Apart from marketing, who use macs and/or have Adobe fonts, no ...
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Paid vs Free Font

I would like to kindly ask if you can give me your view on either purchasing a font or going with a free font for a logo design. In addition, I will add a few more questions that popped in my mind. ...
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How can I release my font under SIL font license or Appache font license

I made fonts for logo design 3 weeks ago and I want to give it to others so they can use it for free. Would you please tell me the process how to do it?
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Font Licencing Issue

My company designed an app for a customer in 2015. This app was passed to their own developers to code and build. As this was so long ago any one involved in the project has now left and I can't ...
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I used Segoe Script for a logo comission but it’s license is only for free for Personal Use

I made a logo commission a few months ago And while I designed the images myself I used the Segoe Script font for the words. I’ve only recently read that it’s only legal for PERSONAL USE. What should ...
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Can I use the Fonts in inkscape?

I made an educatoinal software. I need the alphabet image using inkscape for my App. There are many Fonts in Inkscape, Can I use the Fonts in Inkscape without license? Please answer... I'm eagerly ...
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Using someone else's font license [closed]

I am currently writing my dissertation and I would love to use a specific typeface set (Minion Pro, Minion Math, Myriad Pro). I do not own a license for them, but I know someone who does. So, this ...
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Meaning of "Non-Commercial Free Usage" for fonts

I have a large font collection, which I decided to sort according to licensing terms. While trying to learning more about font licensing, I came to know the term "Non-Commercial Free Usage" ...
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Which font is similar to Georgia, licensed free for trade books?

Looking at the Georgia font license, you can see that it is not free for trade publications. I want to publish a commercial book using a font similar to Georgia, but with a free license. Does anyone ...
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How can attribute Creative Common Attribution font to make an album cover?

I want to ask something since I'm not a real designer or anything. I made a music album cover and how can I attribute a font in this case, since the album cover doesn't have a description... the font ...
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Under what licence is the Apple Garamond font?

Apple Garamond was the font used by Apple in its adverts and logotype before switching to San Francisco, New York… There are a lot of copies online to be downloaded, but am I allowed to do so? If yes, ...
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Font licenses in portfolio projects

As a beginner graphic designer, I have some stupid questions about font licenses. I'm just learning and building my portfolio based on my own imaginary projects. I don't have any projects for clients ...
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Is Google fonts a good choice to choose fonts for our company Brand Book? What are the other affordable sources if not free?

We are rebranding our business and our design team suggests to go for a standard typography style. So we are looking for best and affordable fonts and stumbled across Google Fonts. Those are very good ...
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How do I determine if a font is going to be commercially used?

Ok, lets say I downloaded a font off a free font website. Urbanfonts.com for example. When I downloaded the font it has a “README” file attached. I open it, and it has its “conditions”. As for ...
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Which font is this? And can it be used commercially for free?

A client, sent this logo as png to use it in a product I'm developing for him, I'm curious to know what font is this? He doesn't know, the online detection services are pretty close but the H is ...
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Arial for commercial use

I'm creating a streetwear brand and I was wondering if I can use the font Arial on my t-shirts. I can't find much about its commercial use. Can somebody help me here?
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Can I legally use fonts for my personal business if I'm using an adobe subscription my job has provided for me?

I do graphic work at my job, and they supply me with a Creative Cloud membership. If I start my own business, can I legally use fonts provided by adobe even though my job is the one providing me the ...
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How do I know I'm buying a font from its real owner?

I would like to properly license a Helvetica Neue font to use on a website. However, I can't figure out who owns the font, or who to buy it from, and whether the people selling the font online are its ...
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Andalé Mono font license

I am considering Andalé Mono font for a website, but I do not know the license. I did not see mention of the license here: http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Andalé_Mono Where can I find the license for this ...
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Is this idea about font licensing true?

I've heard informally that a font license only applies to the file of a font, that if you use a particular font to produce designs, and distribute those designs without the font file included, you don'...
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Ivy League typeface/font family - Origins and legit sourcing?

I'm a novice relative to typeface/font family sourcing. A client's style guide specifies the Ivy League typeface. I've spent an unsuccessful hour in online research trying to find the entire font ...
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How do I find a paid version of Didot LT Bold if I want to use it commercially?

I can't find a single version of the font that has a commercial license, what do I do? Do I just settle for another font? https://www.fontsmarket.com/font-details/didot-lt-std-bold https://www....
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Can I use an OFL or Apache font to produce a commercial product based around the font?

I'm interested in making some physical goods based around well known fonts that are released under the OFL license in order to sell them. For example, a block of wood in the shape of Lobster's letter "...
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Downloading a commercial font from a free source. Would that make an issue? [closed]

If a company is using a font-family as a part of their branding then how would someone know if the company has a license for it's use or not?
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Where can I find the Gotham HTF font for download or purchase?

Where can I find the Gotham HTF font for download or purchase? I searched on Google but could not figure out where to download this or whether it is even a free font versus paid.
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Is anyone still selling 'Gordita' by TDF? [closed]

We would like to buy a license for the font Gordita by The Designers Foundry. They are working on a version 2.0, so they mailed us they don't sell it any longer. That's why I'm asking here. Perhaps ...
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License for Amphion fonts? [closed]

I'm a volunteer webmaster with a non-profit organization. Our original web site designer specified the "Amphion" font for some elements. This font is freely available on dozens of web sites. Some ...
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DIN Alternate font

I want to use a DIN Alternate font in a web application, however I couldn't find any license information about it. Does it also differ from FF DIN? UPD: I also have a .ttf file which states copyright ...
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can you identify this font? [closed]

so I am looking to find the fonts thats being used on the cartier.co.uk website or as similar as possible? here's the 2 fonts I am looking for - thank you! :)
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Is Bliss Font for commercial?

Is the Bliss font a free product or do I need to purchase a license for a company usage.
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Can I use the font "Product Sans" for a commercial poster?

I want to make a poster for my middle school yearbook, but I don't know if I can put them up due to font copyright. On befonts.com, the Product Sans font is marked for "personal and commercial use". ...
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Can I sell a template that uses the fonts on my computer?

I'm selling templates online and I was wondering if I could use the typefaces I already have on my computer (Mac) or the ones that come with Adobe CC? Thanks in advance, Julien
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Can I use Google Fonts to design my own logotype? [duplicate]

I am a digital marketing freelancer and I am starting to design my own logo. I would like to use two different fonts available onGoogle Fonts: "Poiret One" and "Syncopate". Therefore, I want to know ...
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Apache Licensed Fonts embedded PDF, include license? Where?

I'd like to use an Apache licensed font in a PDF I'm generating for a press. The printers (reasonably) require full embedding. The PDF doesn't go anywhere other than the printers. As I read Apache 2....
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Do I need a license to embed Helvetica or Coolvetica into an app?

What are the terms of embedding Helvetica into a mobile application? Is it different than web-based embedding? How about another one? Coolvetica? The 1990s spin-off? Pretty sure they aren't owned by ...
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What exactly is a font license?

What a font license? Is it a document? For example, if I bought a a particular font, what license will I get? Do I get something like a certificate/document? And how will they know that it's ...
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Can I use a font I downloaded for free, commercially?

I was looking for a font that I think I found on the WhatTheFont site (If it's not the same, it's very similar to Slate Pro Medium Italic). I found a few sites that offered a free download of this ...
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Using a clients font to print their files

Scenario: I work for a printing company. Clients design something they need printed. We receive their files along with the fonts needed for printing. As a printer, what is our responsibility for ...
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Can I send font files with a "Free for Personal and Commercial Use" license to a client?

I have done a Typographic T-shirt design and I’m handing files to the client very soon. The client is going to use my design to print on shirts and sell them. I used fonts with a "Free for Personal ...
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Is there alternate open source font for Chevin Light and Chevin Bold?

I am working on XSLT and I have to find an open source Font which might be similar to Chevin Light as well as for Chevin Bold. I am searching manually for two days but I am not getting any closer to ...
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Using Google Fonts for print work

My experience with building websites is limited, but i have used Google Fonts (GF) for some basic presentation websites before. I was recently given some branding guidelines built by other providers ...
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How much different has a font to be?

Question: How much has a font to be different from another to not run into license troubles? Background: I'd like to use a specific font in my application but there is a pricetag problem. Don't get ...
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Commercial font license [closed]

I'm still confused about commercial font licenses. Do I need to buy a commercial font license for each site I go to to buy fonts or is the license good for all sites and all fonts? Is the license ...
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Tahoma Font and Linux

I designed my app's look with Tahoma before realizing it was not available on Linux. If I want to maintain the same look on Linux, what should I do? I found the actual Tahoma ttf on several sites, ...
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Are Adobe Typekit fonts "free" to use?

Being a CC subscriber, is it ok to use Adobe Typekit fonts for commercial purposes? And are there any other notable T's and C's one should be aware of when using Typekit fonts?
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What are the differences between OFL and Apache License for fonts?

SIL Open Font License is very clear and easy to understand, but I can't understand Apache License. Can anyone tell me the differences between Open Font License and Apache License (especially 2.0)? ...
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