Use this list to decide which of these licenses applies to how the fonts will be used.
Descriptions are intended as a general information guide and may differ between Authorised Retailers.
Desktop license: For installation on a computer. Licensed per computer (minimum is 5). For the most common uses, both personal and professional, for use in desktop applications with a font menu. For example: Install the font on your Mac OS X or Windows system Use the font within desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Mac Pages, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc. Create and print documents, as well as static images (.jpeg, .tiff, .png) Desktop licenses are based on the number of users of the fonts; in other words, the number of computers in which the font will be installed. You can change the number of users by clicking the quantity dropdown option on Buying Choices or Cart pages. Please be sure to review the listing foundry's Desktop license agreement as some restrictions may apply such as use in logos/trademarks, geographic restrictions (number of locations), and products that will be sold. Adding users later: Desktop licenses are cumulative. If you require a Desktop license that covers additional users, simply place a new order for the same Desktop package, for the number of additional users. Typical example: a Graphic Designer buys a font for their own use. If a Commercial Printer or Publisher needs to edit any documents with the same typeface, the Commercial Printer or Publisher must purchase their own copy for the number of computers on which they will be used.
Web license: A webfont license allows you to embed the font into your website, so that it can be displayed on any browser. You will be serving the webfont kit for your own site and linking it in the CSS. Webfonts can be used across multiple websites/domains as long as the websites/domains all belong to the single License Owner, and the pageviews are not exceeded. Agencies responsible for multiple clients' websites, for example web design agencies or hosting providers, may not share a single webfont license across multiple clients' websites. Every time the webpage using the webfont kit is loaded (i.e, the webfont kit CSS which holds the @font-face rule is called) the counting system counts a single pageview for each webfont within the webfont kit. For usage in graphic images shown on the website, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it. This font's webfont license is: Pay Once You get a monthly pageview allowance for your webfonts. This license does not need to be renewed. For example, if you order a license that covers 10,000 monthly pageviews, you will remain within your license as long as you do not get more than 10,000 views per month. If the website starts getting more traffic, simply place a new order for the additional monthly pageviews you require, as Pay Once webfont pageviews are cumulative.
App license: Select this license type when you are developing an app for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, and you will be embedding the font file in your mobile application's code. This font's app license is: Pay Once Unlimited installations of one app title across all platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
EPub license: Fonts can be embedded into eBook, eMagazine or other publication. Licensed per issue.
You can use an ePub license to embed the font in an electronic publication such as an eBook, eMagazine, eNewspaper, or interactive PDF. An ePub license is based on the number of publications in which the font is used. Each issue counts as a separate publication. Regional or format variations don't count as separate publications. Updated versions of publications that are free to previous customers do not need a new license; otherwise, each new version that is released counts as a separate publication. For font usage in graphic images shown as the ePub cover, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.
Server license: A server license is required for sites, web apps, or services that allow a non-licensed user to utilize the font to create a product (for example, personalized t-shirts, PDF receipts, business cards, and pictures with captions, et cetera). This license is valid for one year and is renewed each year that the font remains in use. The price is based upon the number of servers on which the font is installed. Development servers do not count toward the limit. A font downloaded with this license cannot be used in SaaS, where the service is the product rather that the item that is created. Not to be confused with The Server name can be a bit slippery. Server fonts can be installed on a server and used by remote users or automated processes to create items. These licenses are fairly common for e-commerce websites that allow their customers to interact with the font via the business' webpage interface, customize a printed hard-good product, and they'd purchase/receive the hard-good product. This is not to be confused with multiple multi-user Desktop licenses. Desktop font licenses are based on the number of users of the fonts; in other words, the number of computers in which the font will be installed.
Digital Ad, for use in HTML 5 ads: You can use this type of license to embed fonts into digital ads, such as ads built using HTML5. We'll supply a kit containing webfonts that can be used within digital ads, such as banner ads. This kit may be shared with third parties who are working on your behalf to produce the ad creatives, however you are wholly responsible for it. HTML5 ads use webfonts, so why purchase a Digital Ads license rather than a Webfont license? There are a few reasons, such as the Digital Ads EULA having terms that enable usage in digital ads and on advertising networks. Digital advertisements also have different usage patterns compared to websites. Most websites generally have consistent pageviews month-to-month whereas advertising impressions can vary wildly month-to-month. Prices reflect this, making it much less expensive to use a Digital Ad license. If you know the number of impressions the campaign requires, that amount can be ordered before the campaign begins. For campaigns where number impressions is unknown until the end of the campaign, you can true up at the end of each calendar month.
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Fonts are purchased by licensing them for specific uses