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HT5154 can i use all font in apple for logo?

574 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2013 6:49 PM by Kurt Lang RSS
damaxer Calculating status...
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Jul 19, 2013 12:26 AM

i want to use fonts which available in may macbook pro by default for my logo, and other design? is it ok?

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,535 points)
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:34 AM (in response to damaxer)

    Yes. The fonts included with OS X are licensed for your use as you see fit.


    As most of the fonts are from other vendors, some may have specific restrictions. From the Snow Leopard license agreement:


    D. Fonts. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, you may use the fonts included with the Apple Software to display and print content while running the Apple Software; however, you may only embed fonts in content if that is permitted by the embedding restrictions accompanying the font in question. These embedding restrictions can be found in the Font Book/Preview/Show Font Info panel.


    Translation. A font may not allow any embedding at all (such as in a PDF), which means you can really only use it on your computer and to print items directly from your computer. A font may otherwise require only subset embedding, which is normal. If there are no restrictions noted in Font Book, then you can use it any way you want.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,535 points)
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:36 PM (in response to damaxer)

    That's a good example. All of the main points at the bottom:


    Enabled - Yes : Simply means it's active on your system and ready to be used in any application.


    Duplicate - No : You're not allowed to distribute copies of the font, free or otherwise.


    Copy protected - No : Self explanatory.


    Embeddable - Yes : You can legally embed the font in documents you distribute. Which would generally mean a PDF.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,535 points)
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:49 PM (in response to damaxer)

    You are not the copyright holder, so no, you cannot sell it, or even include the font itself free in a promotional giveaway.


    What many prepress, press shops do to avoid the hassle of all work having to be turned in as PDF, or some other form of document where the font is embedded, they either already have the same fonts, or purchase entire font folios. Then you send them any fonts as is. They already have it themselves, so you're not giving them anything "free", or otherwise against the font's license.


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