Fake Bully said
Can i use font 100% free for commercial use?
If you know the email address of the author of the font, send him an email and ask him if you can use the font for commercial purposes.
If private messaging here at Dafont is enabled for the font author, send him a private message and ask.
See if there is a text file inside the ZIP file that you downloaded here at Dafont where the font author might have stated his conditions for the use of the font.
See the font's copyright field if the font author left any instructions there. The copyright, however, is not shown in the Font Viewer of Win7 .
You might want to consider how Brittney Murphy does it. She has all her fonts available here at Dafont as Free for personal use (http://www.dafont.com/brittney-murphy.d2425
) and the same fonts are available at CreativeMarket for $5 each (https://creativemarket.com/brittneymurphy
Edited on Mar 25, 2015 at 03:21 by toto@k22
I believe the author is very precise when it comes to what he wants. Please see http://www.dafont.com/good-karma.font
I suggest that you get in touch with the author, disclose how you are going to use the font and get the full version which comes with a license to use the font commercially. To give you an idea how much the donation would be, the prices of his fonts at https://www.myfonts.com/foundry/MyHandwritings/
range from $5 to $25.
As for the term donationware, you have to make a donation to use it commercially or any use that is no longer private use. The amount is usually for you to determine unless
the author has fixed an amount to donate or the author requests that you get in touch with him first as in the case of Good Karma
@explogos.com Fonts2u does not read that.
Since a fonts2u link seems to be not acceptable here, so just go there and search for my font Mallary, then scroll down until you see the entry for the License of the font. Now, do you really think people there reads what is on their pages?
Their robots probably leech from Dafont, unpack the zip, get the info for the pages and store in a database, strip everything except the font and repack it. Everything could be done without human intervention. The only thing the human there probably does is wait for the ad revenues to arrive and spend it.
I do not know if you are open to doing what I experimented on. I initially uploaded the font with the least number of characters acceptable to Dafont. As expected the font appeared in other sites on the same day it was published in Dafont. After sometime, I updated the font with a complete character set. You can only count on the fingers of your one hand the number of sites that carry the font with the complete character set.
and compare it to the version on other sites.
It looks like those leeching sites only leech the new fonts page and not the updated page. I will do this again when I come out with another font - upload an alpha version and update it later with the full version.
Edited on Mar 17, 2015 at 10:04 by drf
Does anyone know how I can delete a font from here?
And please don't suggest anything than to actually inform me of how to delete a font from here.
There is only one way to do it, send the owner a private message - http://www.dafont.com/profile.php?user=1
- and request a removal of your font. If you were the one who uploaded that, there's a very good chance that your font will be removed. You wil have a problem if somebody else uploaded it for you.
koeiekat said toto@k22 said
@SportsFonts ... If you can do that Packers font, you can do this.
If it is made like that Packers font it will hardly be usable for what he wants it for.
What I meant is that he can use his image (or an enlarged one if needed) for Font Creator to autotrace just like what he did to make the Packers font. Quality is entirely another matter. If the Packers font is good enough for him, I think this one will also do.
I suggest for SportsFonts to contact LSU and inquire on how he could get a license to use the font.
You just do not know what will happen if someone at LSU look up and see someone up there in Wisconsin wearing a jersey using a knock off font.
@SportsFonts Why ask someone when you can do it yourself? If you can do that Packers font, you can do this.
@pipemunk If you were the one who made the font, you can easily change the name of the font from Midevil to Dymond Speers. Since the designer's name in the font does not seem to be you, you might have someone else make the font for you. In that case, you will likely have no idea on how to change the font name and explains your request here.
You better ask kojicsasa.elance.com to change the font's name and then fix the font's vertical metrics problem. If he will say that there is no problem in the font's vertical metrics (ascender/descender) show him the PM I sent you. He should not ask for additional payment for fixing the ascender/descender problem because that is his fault by omission. As for the font name, you will have to talk to him about that but it won't take him a minute to fix it.
Manbow Lines by Ray Larabie/Typodermic
You'll have to thank Dick Pape for this ID
Edited on Feb 11, 2015 at 01:42 by toto@k22
The font is Luca Bold. Based on the fontname, you can safely assume that this is a custom font
The font was designed by Dries Wiewauters (www.drieswiewauters.eu
If you happen to know how to go around things, Luca Regular and Bold are available as WOFFs at www.luca-arts.be
However, you should not consider this font in any project that you are doing.
Identified font: Luca Bold
It would help a lot if you have a picture. If you happen to have that picture, you should post it in the font ID forum http://www.dafont.com/forum/?f=1
@metaphasebrothel You submit a sample of the font, an asking price for the font and a time frame to complete the font. They will ask you to submit 10 designs but when I tested the waters I only gave them one. It is not the font itself but a string like hamburgevons using the design. If accepted, they will pay you when you complete the font. The condition is that the font has at least a complete Latin 1 character set and that it is released under one of those open font licenses.
By submitting his fonts there, does the author work for Google? No, it is purely a business arrangement. The exception is if the author was also hired by Google or volunteered to perform a certain function.
Does Google own the fonts? No, the copyright remains with the author but others can modify the font in accordance with the conditions of the open license.
Does Google get a percentage of the donation? No, in a way. The donation is handled by Google's version of PayPal and, just like PayPal, they deduct a service fee for every transaction.
Is there a need to pay or donate for commercial use or any use of the font for that matter? IMO no. Fonts released under open licenses are almost like public domain fonts. (See SIL Open Font License
for details.) Donations are purely voluntary and probably a response to the beg notice posted there by Google.
Is the money paid by Google an advance donation? You can interpret that way but, the way I see it, what Google does is encourage the creation of good fonts under open licenses and the money it pays authors are incentives to do more open licensed fonts.
If shaming is it, so be it. They have an obligation to pay the author a measly $10 and they refused and ignored demands to do so. Hanoded tried to deal with this privately and he was ignored. I believe he has all the right to air this publicly. And the best way to do this is through social media. If the company involved is really a big one, then broadcast and printed media might pick it up and bring this further. If this is talked about, Hanoded will profit in this through exposure. However, what you said about the night club DJ is true. The problem is that the agency or the client did not ask permission to do so. If they will say that today, to me, it is acting in bad faith. After all this, I think hanoded can ask for more than $10 as the end user have acted in bad faith. Hanoded should get legal advice about this.
Making money was not my intention when I started making fonts and still is now. If that was my intent I would have released my fonts as commercial fonts. The donations I get ranges from $1 to $50, sometimes a lot more. When someone asks me to use the font, I ask him to make a donation and let that person decide the amount. The largest unsolicited donation I got was $100. There are a few times that I asked for a specific amount, like the one for an ad campaign in several territories. It doesn't really matter to me. As I said, if you want to make money from fonts, go commercial. However, I will not decline whatever loose change comes my way
In the case of Pablo Impallari, his fonts are released through Google fonts. Those are actually commissioned fonts and he was already paid for those fonts. When I last heard from Google fonts, the commission can go as high as US$2,000 per font but it depends on the money the bagman is still holding. He runs on a budget and it is not bottomless. So if Pablo comes out with a 4 weight/style font family, he will at most get $8,000 for the family. Whatever he gets from donations you can consider as bonus. If I were him I will not complain as the number of people donating at Google is much more than those who donate here at Dafont. Of course not all fonts are created equal and there will be some that will get more attention than the others but the donations he gets will easily exceed the amount Google paid him when they commissioned him to do the font. Donation through Fontspace is almost non-existent because it does not show the donate button as prominently as here in Dafont.
I did that before but nothing came out of it. Perhaps someone has a better and effective way to get your message through.
I even tried to "bad mouth" them in the font itself and they do not seem to mind displaying it on their site.
A tweet expressing your disappointment of seeing your font used without permission and being ignored despite your mails might help make them remember their obligation. Make sure that the ad agency and the client hears about this. A visit to their Facebook accounts will also not be bad.
Go for the client. Although this is the fault of the ad agency, the end user will have to answer for this. I am not a lawyer nor do I know how the legal system will look at this but this is the way I see it.
I do not think this is about money anymore. $10 is loose change for big companies and ad agencies.
Burberry Capitals and Capitals Small are by Dalton Maag and are originals. Burberry has 1998 Baron & Baron, Inc. copyright and probably a conversion from Mac T1 or TTF.
Since Burberry has a long history, I do not know when the current logo was adapted. It could have been made using a metal type if this was done a long time ago. It is also possible that there is another style of the font specifically made for the logo. Who knows. But modifying the custom font in a graphic app, to me, is hard to imagine.
However, for the needs of @annabelfh the 3 Burberry fonts are the best option available.
One problem with this is that this is a very new terminology on this site. IIRC this was introduced last year. In my interpretation, Free and 100% Free are not the same. If the font was uploaded here before as Free and was subsequently changed by the site admin to 100% Free without the knowledge of the font author what is its implication? To me the term "100% Free" is synonymous to public domain.
We can talk endlessly about our differing interpretation of the term but will the author accept that. There is no guarantee that the font author will accept whatever is said here. The only person whose interpretation matters is that of the font author and it might be contrary to what was brought forward here.
We are putting at risk here the integrity of the graphic artist or the welfare of his/her client. Although the chance of a lawsuit is negligible, it still exists. What could likely happen is if the author is a kid who took offense at his font being used commercially without his approval and starts a smear campaign on social media against the client. If I were the graphic artist I wouldn't put at risk a client because he did not get the proper permission. And, I believe, that is what the original poster is trying to avoid.
Here's something that I came across along the way
Red outline is Burberry (UC-LC font}
Black outline is Burberry Capitals (all caps font}
Gray outline is Burberry Capital Small (small caps font)
Go to the font author's profile and send him/her a PM and inquire about the terms for the use of the font for a logo. If the font author has an email address shown on the font or in a text file that came with the font download, send the font author an email and ask. If there is no way to contact the author via PM or email and she/he has a donate button, click on the button and send the author a donation. If there is no donate button, I believe you can use the font for your logo with a clear conscience.
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