[Scribus] GPL and fonts -- separating FUD from facts

Tobias Hilbricht hilbricht
Mon Apr 18 16:34:40 CEST 2005

Am Montag, 18. April 2005 15:43 schrieb Andreas Vox:

> 7. Distributing documents with embedded GPL'd fonts
> For PDF documents play safe, don't embed.

In this regard commercial fonts are more liberal than GPL-fonts, then:


  Embedding of the Font-Software into electronic
  documents or internet pages is only permitted in a secured
  read-only mode.  Licensee must ensure that recipients of
  electronic documents or internet pages cannot extract the
  font software from such documents or use the embedded font
  software for editing purposes or for the creation of new


---> subsetting and/or appropriate security-settings for PDF-documents is 
sufficient for legal distribution of the document with respect to font 
Other font licenses are similar.

Yours sincerely

Tobias Hilbricht

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