[scribus] who pays for font fees ?

JLuc jluc at no-log.org
Thu May 31 18:51:05 UTC 2012

Le 31/05/2012 18:33, Jan Schrewe a écrit :
> On 31 May 2012 17:49, JLuc<jluc at no-log.org>  wrote:
>> The layout company i'm working with for a book project insists on using a
>> licenced font.
>> The price for such a font is 200 to 300 $ or €.
>> In such a case, who has to pay for the font fees ?
>> The layout company who uses the font and embeds it in the PDF ?
>> Or the editor who publishes the book ?

> AFAIK font licenses treat fonts similar to other software, meaning you need
> licenses to install the fonts on computers. Embedding font in a PDF is
> usually covered by the license. If the publishers wants to work with your
> source files he'll need a license again.

> Who pays for the license is more or less a contract matter and you can do
> whatever you like :) Best thing for designers is of course if they get the
> money for the font but keep the license for themselves for later use.

Thanks jan,
The designer allready uses the font, and i am his client here.

As ale advised on irc, i looked at the licence on the site,
and could roughly understand that editing the doc that uses the font
seems to be the question leading to a licence or not.
So i dont need a licence in case the designer sends a PDF that i wont edit.


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