Font Licensing

The following information concerns our licensing options that can be purchased online.
For details on the relevant licensing conditions, please see the EULA (end-user licence agreement) that you will be required to view and approve during the order process.
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Licences for desktop fonts

This form of licence authorises you to install a desktop font on your computer for use with programs such as Microsoft Word, Apple Pages and Adobe Photoshop. You may also use the font to create and print documents and static images (JPEG, TIFF, PNG), even if these are designed to appear online or are used in an app.
The cost of a licence for a desktop font is determined by the number of computers on which the font is to be used.


 

Licences for Web fonts

Web fonts are licensed for use on websites in accordance with the conditions of the CSS@font face declaration. The Web fonts that can be acquired from Linotype.com are supported by all major browsers, including Firefox 3.5+, IE 5+, Opera 10+, Chrome 4+, Safari 3.1+, iOS Mobile Safari, Android 2.2+ and BlackBerry OS 6.
The cost of a licence is determined by the number of times your pages are viewed; there is no time limit with regard to the duration of such a licence. You actually purchase a certain quota of page views that you use up over time. We will inform you in good time before your page view quota is exhausted so that you can acquire a new page view quota.


 

Licences for mobile apps

A mobile app licence authorises you to embed the licensed font in iOS, Android or Windows RT platforms. Every licence is platform-specific and is valid for the total operating life of the app. You will not need to purchase a new licence to acquire free updates.
If the font is not to be directly embedded in an app. (if, for example, it is be used to generate a static image, such as the cover of an e-book), you will instead need to purchase a desktop font licence.


 

Licences for electronic publications (ePubs)

An electronic publication licence authorises you to embed the font in electronic documents, such as e-books, e-magazines and e-newspapers. Each licence is valid for one title only and for the full operating life of that title. If the font is not to be directly embedded in an electronic publication (if, for example, it is be used to generate a static image, such as the cover of an e-book), you will instead need to purchase a desktop font licence.
Every issue of an e-magazine, e-newspaper or other form of e-periodical is considered a separate, new publication. Format variations do not count as separate publications. You will not need to purchase new licences for updated versions of publications that are issued free to already existing readers. However, newly issued versions are defined as separate, new publications.


 

Server licences

This form of licence is ideal for internet-based businesses that offer client-specific products, such as PDF invoices, visiting cards, images with captions and personalised T-shirts. A server licence allows the installation of a font on a server that is accessed by remote users or website visitors.
However, users are not allowed to download the font file nor may it be used outside the server environment. The font may not be employed for a software as service (SaaS) application in which the service is the actual product and not the means of providing the product.
A server licence covers an agreed number of CPU cores on production servers on which the font is installed and is valid for 1 year. Development servers are not taken into account.


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