General Questions

1. I have inadvertently purchased a licence for the wrong version of a font. Can I change it?

2. What is the difference between “print & preview” and “editable & embedded” fonts?

3. How can I customize fonts on my MySpace Page?

4. I acquired a font license – what does this license allow me and where can I use my acquired font?
1. I have inadvertently purchased a licence for the wrong version of a font. Can I change it?
As a general rule, yes, assuming that your order is not more than 30 days old. Simply buy the licence for the font you want to use. Send us both your new and your old order reference number and we will cancel the order placed in error. Your money will be refunded. Your new purchase must be of a similar product at a comparable price. You will need to delete the font you purchased by mistake as the licence for this font will be cancelled, meaning that you are no longer authorised to use it.


2. What is the difference between “print & preview” and “editable & embedded” fonts?
Fonts can be equipped with various rights. These stipulate how a font may be embedded into a document and what is permitted with the embedded font: Printing and preview (standard) Editable Installable Linotype equips all its fonts with the level “Printing and preview”. This means that fonts can be embedded and the document is reproduced with the correct font wherever it is opened or printed. It is thus possible to carry out the complete pre-printing process without purchasing further licenses. Some of our fonts are available with the feature “editable.” The embedded font allows the user to view, edit and print the document although the font might not be installed in the system (if the application supports this feature!). The font is only accessible to the user within this document and as long as the document is opened. It is not accesible in other applications or documents. Fonts with the feature „editable“ can not be purchased in our webshop, but need to be ordered either by e-mail to info@linotype.com, or by calling +49 (0) 6172 484 418.


3. How can I customize fonts on my MySpace Page?
Changing fonts is one of the easiest ways to customize the profile and comment sections of your MySpace® page. But how do you choose which fonts to use? With thousands of fonts to choose from, the choices can seem endless. The first thing you will need to determine is which type of font you plan to use.

Using System Fonts The most common method of customizing the fonts on your MySpace page is by using “system”fonts – or the fonts that come pre-loaded on most popular operating systems. Since most people will already have access to these fonts, you will not need to purchase any additional fonts or font licensing. To learn more about how to customize your MySpace page with system fonts, go here.

Using Non-System Fonts Through EOT Technology Embedded OpenType® (EOT) is a compact font format designed for embedding fonts on Web pages. EOT fonts will need to be purchased and subsequently “hosted” at a domain of your choice. The advantage of using EOT fonts to customize your MySpace page is that you can choose from any of the thousands of fonts in the Linotype, Monotype, and ITC libraries. To learn more about how to customize your MySpace page with EOT fonts, go here. 3. I acquired a font license – what does this license allow me and where can I use my acquired font? The standardized Monotype desktop license allows you to install a font on your computer or up to five computers. Depending on the license model, you may be able to install the font on more computers. You can use a font to create graphics, logos, print products or documents. You can pass these products on to customers, since they are your creative property. However, if your customer wants to use the font for a flier or a document, he or she must acquire their own license first.