Typefaces aren't copyrightable in most countries, including the United States.
If you acquire the copyright to a font, you only acquire the copyright to the font-FILE, (the .ttf or .eot or what have you), because they hilariously qualify as computer software.
Wrong again. One does not acquire the copyright to the font-FILE. One acquires a license to use the font.
People can still imitate the TYPEFACE though, i.e. the design of the font. That's why every successful font has numerous clones under different names (as names of fonts/typefaces are of course trademarkable).
And wrong again. A typeface design (the letterform) is protected (copyrighted) under the Convention of Bern. The only main difference in the different countries Authorship/Copyright laws is the duration of this protection.
You might be able to acquire a design patent or trade dress to a font in specific combinations of colors, shapes and such, i.e. as part of a logo. So, for example, you can use the Catull typeface as you please, but using it in blue, red, green and yellow letters would very quickly infringe on Google's logo trademark.
Finally, almost correct. Read trade dress as trademark.
Dakota (real name Handwriting - Dakota) is Copyright © 1995 vLetter.com. Later © 2001 Apple Computer, re-encoded so that accented characters conform to Unicode. Was HDU. Renamed BACK to Handwriting-Dakota. It was a Macintosh system font. With the conversions to ttf and otf some errors occurred, mainly intersecting coordinates.
Also the WSI's Fultonshand and Ly's media's LEHN107 (which are both copies of Expert Software's 1996 copy of Handwriting - Dakota) have those errors.
Edited on Oct 09, 2013 at 17:41 by koeiekat
How to change height of the font?
How to change font height from 100% to 50%? Becouse as making website, in PSD file, font is reduced to 50% of heihgt and in CSS you can't change height :C
ps. sorry for poor english :(
ps2. maybe remaking font in fontcreator is possbile and make as 'new one'?
In Font Creator, Tools>Glyph transformer>Outlines>Scale>Horizontal 100% vertical 50%. Tick Range All. Do not forget to remove all previous scripts (the back arrow).
Dakota lives under several names out there and, indeed, most of the ones out there that are named Dakota are crippled. But not all. I posted a corrected version at another friendly font site some three and a half years ago. Happy hunting
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BUT, Jinny, if you are one of those who hide file extensions you will never know what you are doing. Try to understand your tools before you start a job.
A proper installation. Start>Help>fonts
I know it is difficult to just follow procedures and do what you are told to do. Yet sometimes it is still better to do so. When you see a sign that say do not cross the railroad when a train is approaching you may think, nobody tells me when I will yes or no cross the railroad and do as you please. That may be lethal, of course, but nobody tells you what and how to do things right?
So you have two options. One, you get pulverized by the train, as you should be. Two, you follow instructions and live happily ever after, which you show you do not deserve.
Also handy when you use a computer, try to understand your tool. Better still, master it. Then you will also understand that copy/paste and/or dragging a font file to the system fonts directory does not work under Vista. But, as you - alas - refuse to do a proper install you might as well give up ... or get pulverized by that train if you prefer.
Try to understand your operating system.
Have you unzipped the zips and then installed the fonts?
Have you associated *.zip with MSWord?
Fuzzy pict. That's why.
... Because after if I do a copyright transfer, then even if there are 100,000+ people who have the font downloaded, they still won't be able to use it for their business because if I find that they are using it, I can tell them not to, right? ...
Right ... indeed. But only in the fairytale dept
... Is it okay if I create my own font and if it looks really similar to an existing font?
As long as you do not alter or modify an existing font without the author's permission.
If you have a particular font in mind - and it seems so you have - why not ask the author of that font to make a modification for you and then sell that modified font, including copyright, to you. Everybody happy
Symaticc is talking about copyright transfer, not about a license to use the font. Copyright transfer of a font on dafont doesn't make much sense though, as it has probably already been downloaded by thousands and through the crappy copycat sites is and will be available in the wild. The one who would benefit from such a transfer would be the designer, several thousands Euro in the pocket in one go. Not Symaticc who paid the money for a copyright he can not protect.
If Symaticc wants a font specially and only for him, he'd better have one made for him and pay the price for design and copyright transfer.
Try again, without 'proxy'.
means that 1and1 will forward the email to the admin of that crappy site. The chance that they will respond are minimal though.
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