[Scribus] Re: Legality of Font Embedding

Asif Lodhi asif.lodhi
Sat Apr 30 01:58:30 CEST 2005

Thank you, Andreas. I have just downloaded FontForge. Will certainly look 
into it.

Thanks and regards


On 4/30/05, Andreas Vox <avox at arcor.de> wrote:
> Asif wrote:
> > Are you aware of any font-query tools that tell whether a font is, or
> > is
> > not, embeddable?
> fontforge does: Elements->Fontinfo->TTF Values
> > I wonder what the behavior of non-embeddable fonts, or
> > Scribus, would be if I did try to embed such a font.
> http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/acrobat/sdk/
> index_doc.html#feg
> Describes the recommended (by Adobe) behaviour of 3rd party apps and
> of Adobe's own apps.
> > Yes, what is the
> > Scribus' behavior with such [non-embeddable] fonts?
> Scribus currently ignores this flag. In the future scribus might
> display its
> value and give warnings in certain cases, but I don't think it will ever
> enforce it.
> Note that licence for embedding is a legal issue, not a technical one.
> In some countries it might be perfectly legal to embed fonts for
> internal use,
> even if the licence tries to deny it.
> Also, just because the flag isn't set doesn't mean you are allowed to
> embed
> and distribute the fonts.
> > In addition, though I
> > haven't yet tried, What is the status of adobe fonts that come bundled
> > with
> > the Acrobat reader for Windows? Can those fonts be embedded?
> The standard 14 shouldn't be embedded because they have to be present
> on all systems according to PDF specs.
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