What do I have to do - please help - i'm a newbie

sefosete's picture

Hello everyone.

I would like to use "DIN" fonts mostly on digital and maybe some paper commercial works (reselling design).

I might also use "Blur" on the T-shirts.

Is buying a font type enough for this?

Does a customer need some license as well?

Thank you very much.


riccard0's picture

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George Thomas's picture

Buying the font should give you all the license you need for what you say you want to do, but read it anyway.

sefosete's picture

Thank you!

oldnick's picture


Sorry: I haven't released my low-cost alternative to DIN yet. However, you might want to consider this tasty alternative…


Same basic idea, but more consistent and "contemporary" implementation…

Karl Stange's picture

There is an open source (OFL 1.1) version released through the OSP-foundry:


Under this license everything you want to do would be fine. However, you should read through the license carefully first, as if you end up distributing the fonts through digital embedding or bundling you will need to include the license in some form to accompany the fonts.

Karl Stange's picture

Nick, I like iso-metrix-nf, particularly the accented characters, for some reason I am very drawn to the uc 'Z' with acute. It could make a very nice set of flash cards.

oldnick's picture


I have a note in with the folks at Fontspring. I would like for them to assume control of webfont and embedding rights to my entire collection, based on a somewhat different pricing model, especially where embedding is concerned.

To my mind, it only makes sense to have embedding licensing fees tied to actual usage, as a fixed percentage of the retail price of the end product, no matter what it might be: eBook, video game, or any other kind of virtual product for sale. My initial thought is 2.5% of the retail purchase price, payable to the font author at time of purchase. In fact, an eBook publishing service—tying together font choice, document prep, publishing to various formats, and promotion considerations, all totaling no more than the standard literary agent fee of 10%—might be another adjunct to the iLUVfonts package, currently under development…

Jeez: I just love my new Mr Coffee Keurig-style brewer; however, I am somewhat reluctant to have a third cup this morning…

Karl Stange's picture

As much as I have discussed this with copyright holders the perspective on why to charge and how much is tied to so many different reasons and usually dependant on foundry or developer specific ideas about the technology utilising their fonts. With ebooks there are a lot of technical issues associated with the security of embedding and this is a key issue for a lot of people.

oldnick's picture


So, buy a license and make the flashcards: such use is covered in the basic EULA.

I know that embedding has lots of issues; that's why I have asked Fontspring to handle webfonts and, ultimately, embedded solutions. Of course, they may have taken the day off, since today IS a national holiday. Maybe Tuesday, the good folks there and I can discuss the options at greater length.

Karl Stange's picture

I have licensed the font, the flashcards will probably take a little longer.

Happy Labor Day!

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