When fonts are used in a professional context, understanding font licensing is crucial. Yet, font licensing is not a topic usually discussed in-depth or at all in typography books or typography classes at schools and universities. This course will provide a complete overview. You will learn:
- how font licensing works in general
- what type of licenses are available (desktop, web font et cetera)
- how to read the EULA and what to look out for
- FAQ – e.g. can I charge my clients for the fonts I buy? Who will “own” them in this case?
3 lessons are free for Typography.Guru members
A1: Why are fonts licensed anyway?