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What is licensing?

Like most software, for any Process Type Foundry font you want to use you need a license. Licensing a font differs from owning one because the original typeface designer or copyright holder is the only owner. There aren’t that many people in the world who own fonts but many who license them — just like there are very few people who own the code to Microsoft Word, but many who license its use.

By purchasing a font license from the Process Type Foundry, you are buying the right to use that font under terms and conditions outlined in our License Agreement, also known as a EULA (End-User License Agreement). The license agreement is a legally binding contract between you and the Process Type Foundry. We have three licenses available for purchase on our site: a desktop, webfont, and app license.

Each typeface publisher arrives at their own license terms, but they generally include how and where the font can be installed, whether the font can be sent to a service bureau for output without additional licensing, if it can be embedded in hardware and software, used on the web, whether modifications are allowed, and warranty information among other things.

Admittedly, there are more fun things to do than read licenses. At the very least though, you should be aware that while the license grants you rights, it also has restrictions on how the font may be used. If you have questions about the rights and restrictions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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