RE: fonts

Subject: RE: fonts
From: "Domaschuk, Rob" <Robd -at- datalogics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 16:07:18 -0600

> Are fonts generally sold in cross-platform formats?

No <sigh> - be cheaper for us, but harder for hte business to make money and

> Also, do all the ITC fonts come with embedding permitted?

Not sure - depends on the purpose of embedding. Font embedding permissions
usually fall into four categories:

1. No
2. For printing and viewing only
3. Can be installed on destination machine for editing purposes
4. Go nuts - we're generous!!

#4 doesn't happen all that often :-(

I have found ITC to be really helpful, so you can always write and ask.
Also, there is a nice little (free) utility from Microsoft that extends the
font properties information box. If you go to the Microsoft web site and
search for "Extending Font Properties" you should find it. However, this
applies to TrueType fonts.

All Type1, or PostScript, are "embed-able" but you have to check the
foundry's license agreement to see if you can legally distribute it (or the
extent to which you can distribute the font through embedding).


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