[XeTeX] Arial and Times New Roman license?
Keith J. Schultz
keithjschultz at web.de
Wed Dec 23 14:37:15 CET 2009
Am 22.12.2009 um 23:15 schrieb Michiel Kamermans:
> Keith J. Schultz wrote:
>> My question would be is emdedding the fonts in a pdf considered distrubuting the font. I would think not. Naturally, someone could probably extract the fonts in a pdf, but by enbedding the fonts I am not giving them access to use them on thier machine.
> Embedding for fonts comes in four flavours: not allowed, allowed for read-only documents (which "installs" the embedded font for the duration of document viewing), allowed for editable documents (also "installs" the embedded font for the duration of document viewing), and unconditionally allowed (meaning it allows installing the embedded font on your own system).
I am assuming you are talking licenses.
> Most fonts that come with licenses, come with an indicator which level of embedding is allowed. The Microsoft code fonts, for instance, are all set to "embedding allowed for editable documents".
> In addition, fonts can be embedded as subsets, meaning that only the characters from it that are actually used in the document are included, making reverse engineering the font from the PDF simply impossible. XeLaTeX doesn't do full font embedding, so I'd say you're safe on two fronts: you're not including the original font (so you're not distributing) and virtually all fonts with an explicit license allow embedding.
I figure this to be true.
> - Mike "Pomax" Kamermans
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