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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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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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Asking for fonts when collaborating with another company / designer [duplicate]

Usually I am collaborating with another company while working on designs. They may have a template to work from with fonts that they want me to use for my portion of the work. Sometimes they provide ...
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What options are there to sell your font? [duplicate]

I was wondering, without any legal background, how can I sell a typeface, What might the best option. I have read that creativemarket is not so popular. Some says due Dafonts donations are can work. ...
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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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Are there other licenses for generic graphics than Creative Commons licenses?

Are there (non-software, ie non GNU, non Apache and whatnot) licenses for generic graphics (photos, digital artworks, 3d models, fonts, graphic templates, etc.) other than Creative Commons licenses. I'...
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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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Looking for author of Candles font on Dafont

I am a photographer currently working on a book cover for a customer. I wanted to use the Candles font that I found on DaFont, but I am unable to locate the designer. I have searched many different ...
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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 presented with some branding guidelines built by other ...
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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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How do we stop others using our licensed web-fonts?

I need to use the font "Folio" on my website. I need a version of this font which I would like to store on my website so that the browser of my readers can download it and use it to render the text as ...
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Usage rights of Ubuntu Font License

I want to use the Ubuntu Font Family in my designs. They are licensed with the UFL, which is confusing to me. Can I use fonts licensed with the UFL for making “things” (images, videos, documents etc.) ...
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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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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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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?

Will Google's brand new typeface called Product Sans be available for commercial use like Android's official typeface Roboto?
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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 ...