Font Licenses FAQ

Desktop License

The licensed font can appear in unlimited commercial and personal projects including, but not limited to, physical end products, social media, broadcast, packaging, and paid ads.

Can be used for

  • Web App and Website Usage only in rasterized form 
  • Games only in rasterized form
  • Design or Print-On-Demand Applications – Only the Licensee may use the font to create a completed end product

Cannot be used for

  • Embedding font files

Webfont License

The licensed font can appear in multiple websites owned or controlled by the Licensee. Pageview limit agreed upon at checkout.

Can be used for

  • Web App and Website Usage – Only displayed in the Licensee’s website(s), within the agreed upon pageview limit
  • Embedding Fonts – Only within the Licensee’s website(s), within the agreed upon pageview limit

Cannot be used for

  • Games
  • Design or Print-On-Demand Applications
  • Desktop Use

App License

The licensed font can appear in one application

Can be used for

  • Games – Font can be embedded but not extractable
  • Embedding Fonts – Font can be embedded in desktop app, games, and mobile apps but cannot be extractable

Cannot be used for

  • Web App and Website Usage
  • Design or Print-On-Demand applications

E-Pub License

The licensed font can appear in one title

Can be used for

  • Embedding Fonts – Font can be embedded in E-Pubs, but cannot be extractable

Cannot be used for

  • Web App and Website Usage
  • Games
  • Design or Print-On-Demand applications

Looking for more details?  View our Full Font License Terms.

Key Definitions

E-Pub:

An electronic publication such as an ebook or ecard. This format is based on web standards, so it often contains XML, HTML, and CSS resources. Aside from text, it can embed different types of multimedia files like images, video, and audio.

@font-face:

A CSS rule that allows the website viewer’s browser to render a font by pointing to the file.

Print-on-demand:

A type of application that builds and prints items on order. Under these license terms, the use of fonts in conjunction with this technology is forbidden whenever the end user is not the Licensee.

If one or more of the above is true, the use is “Commercial.”

Rasterized form:

the conversion of fonts, which are defined by vectors, to pixel graphics that are not editable or scalable.

Do’s

  • Use the Licensed Font for personal and commercial purposes, under the allowances of each license

  • Sell an unlimited amount of items for the number of projects permitted in each license (e.g. unlimited sales of one ebook title for the E-pub License)

  • Sublicense the font in three situations only:
  • to a third party that manufactures, markets, or distributes completed End Uses on your behalf,

  • to a subcontractor that provides services to you,

  • to a client, when you’re transferring them a completed End Use

Don’ts

  • Resell or Sub-License the Licensed Font as in a way that is directly competitive with the original Licensed Font.

  • Resell any modification of the font on its own.

  • Make the font public or share the asset in any way.

You may use a font as part of your logo, as long as the original asset is (1) modified and (2) not the dominant element of the logo. However, you must disclaim the asset if registering for Trademark protection, and you may not enforce any rights on the font itself.

Yes, but make sure you purchase a number of seats that is consistent with the amount of users.

You may only use the Licensed webfont with the @font-face selector in your CSS files. Also make sure to include all Copyright and legal information files in your font’s download folder.

No. The Webfont License prohibits all other non webfont use, such as desktop, mobile, video game applications and e-books/e-publishing use.

The Webfont license allows you to display the font in one or more websites owned or controlled by you (within an agreed upon pageview limit). The Webfont is rendered in a read-only manner and declared via @font-face selector in the website’s CSS file. If you also need to install the font to complete design work, purchase both a Desktop and Webfont license. In case you are using this font for a client project, read “Can I use a Licensed font for client work?” below.

With a Desktop license, yes. The Licensee can apply the font in unlimited physical advertisements for local, national, and global markets. If you are designing these ads on behalf of a third party, a special sublicensing exception applies (see “Can I use a Licensed font for client work?”).

Yes. This is one of the special sublicensing exceptions. You can sublicense the asset to a client, when you’re transferring them a completed End Use.

If a contractor needs to use the font in relation to a project of yours, you can sublicense it while making sure to purchase the right amount of user seats.

You can only upload the font to a personal server or a private cloud storage service, cloud-based design app, or digital asset manager fully owned and controlled by the Licensee. In any case, the Licensed Font should only be available for use by the Licensee.

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