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License for DIN-Bold and DIN-Light


Hi, I am a research scholar and am currently working with a designer and a publisher on my first academic publication. My question concerns the two fonts used on the cover title – DIN-Bold and DIN-Light. The problem is, I don’t know much about font licensing, but want to be on the right side of the law. I have realized that both my publisher and my designer are reluctant to buy the font licenses themselves, so it is now up to me to do the right thing. My designer asked me that I will have to acquire the license online. I tried to find the font, but there are several different DIN fonts around the web. I can’t figure out which of the many DIN fonts available online are these 2 particular fonts.

Web font license without page tracking

I'm trying to find a web font license without pageviews tracking. So far with my search, Fontspring.com seems to be the only license available that does not require any tracking scripts to be installed with their web fonts. Does anyone know of any other foundries that do not have the required page tracking scripts in their licenses?

Petition for a sane EULA


Hi Typophiles,

I'd very much like to support independent type foundries. However, it seems that they generally have more restrictive licenses than the big names. Maybe this is because they're unaware if that is legally enforcable or not?

I'd like to propose the following EULA, inspired by the VIllage / Incubator EULA. Comments are given in {COMMENT}:

This is an agreement between you, the purchaser, and [FOUNDRY]. In accepting the terms of this agreement, you acknowledge understanding and promise to comply with its terms. If you do not accept the terms, please do not complete the purchase transaction.

Fonts from the Hallmark Design Collection Introduced by Ascender


Ascender today announced an agreement with Hallmark Cards to distribute fonts from the distinguished Hallmark Design Collection, a premium set of script and lettering-style typefaces. Each Hallmark font contains the quality, innovation and care that are reflected in the Hallmark brand.

The Ascender type development team collaborated with Hallmark to produce the fonts in TrueType and OpenType formats, and is making the fonts available today for licensing and instant download from Ascender’s font websites, including AscenderFonts.com and http://FontsLive.com.

Please dont sue me!

I graduated from OSU with a BFA in Applied Visual Arts last year and have been doing freelance design since then. While I was at school, we had access to a large collection of fonts. I copied them to my computer and still have them on my machine (*everyone* did this). I use them regularly in my designs today.

What do I do now that I'm out of school? I can't afford to pay for all the fonts I have on my machine...am I really supposed to make do with system fonts? Are font companies going to zero in on my house via GPS, bust my door in and arrest me for using their fonts in my work? Will the font designers rip all my posters down and declare me a thief? Will the ground open up and swallow me down to the 7th Circle of Hell?

Ascender announces font distribution agreements with ClubType and Nick's Fonts


Elk Grove Village, IL -- January 26, 2010 -- Ascender Corporation, a leading provider of advanced font products, today announced two font software distribution agreements. ClubType and Nick's Fonts represent the latest type foundries to offer their high quality TrueType and OpenType fonts to Ascender's broad based of customers, ranging from creative professionals to software and hardware developers.