Fonts are software, so whoever is using the software needs to buy a license for it.
EULA stands for End-User License Agreement. When you “buy a font,” what you’re buying is a license to use font software in specific ways. These ways are described in your EULA, which is the legally binding contract between Hoefler & Co. and you.Read More
Like all software, fonts are licensed for a specific number of computers, and prices start at one computer. Not every computer on your network needs a font license: only machines on which the fonts are operational, and those on which they are stored, need a license. That is, if the font can be activated so that it appears in your menu, or the font files themselves are stored on your hard drive, your computer needs a license.
Font licenses covering up to 1500 computers can be purchased online. For larger purchases, contact our sales office.Read More
When licensing fonts for a network with a font server, count the total number of computers on which the fonts will be operated — not the number of concurrent users — and add one for the server itself. (That is, a six-computer license doesn’t cover the server plus “up to five users at once,” it covers the server plus “the five computers able to activate the fonts.”) Networked computers that can’t operate the fonts over the network need not be included.
Freelancers, outside contractors, advertising agencies, and other suppliers are independent entities, and each needs its own font license. Keep in mind that when it comes to licensing, fonts are no different than any other kind of software.
The simplest way to supply a logo to a client is to convert it to outlines in a drawing program. This saves the client from needing to license and install fonts, and it guarantees that the logo will appear exactly as you designed it.
If your client needs to install and use the fonts themselves, they’ll need to license the fonts for their own use, which they can do through this site.
Yes, your EULA covers the use of fonts in non-commercial documents, such as résumés or product literature, without any additional license.
H&Co provides for the distribution of commercial documents, such as digital publications or eBooks, through App.typography, which additionally covers mobile apps and news platforms.Read More
Printers, service bureaus, and publications that carry advertising overwhelmingly require that jobs be transmitted as PDFs, PostScript job files, or EPS files flattened to outlines. This is not merely because these formats guarantee the accuracy of output, it’s because fonts are software, and sharing software is illegal.
Once converted to outlines in a drawing program, you can alter the shapes of letterforms to produce a customized piece of typography, such as a logo. But you can’t alter the fonts themselves, or use them to make new fonts, nor engage anyone to do this for you. Such adjustments are considered “derivative works” under United States law, and they require the prior written permission of Hoefler & Co. as their copyright holder. You’ll find this described in greater detail in your End-User License Agreement.
If you need an Hoefler & Co. font to be extended to include additional functionality, please contact our sales office for further information.
You can use fonts on your computer by buying an End-User license, or use them on a website with a Cloud.typography subscription, or embed them in apps, digital publications, or eBooks by using App.typography. If your project isn’t covered by one of these solutions, please contact our licensing group at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More