Posts by HFF
Do not assume. Ask them. If it so happens that they have a factory in China or they have subcontractors there, it is very likely that the font is installed in more than one computer. You will be surprised at the number you will get.
Ask them the number of seats. If they do not know what seats mean, then ask them the number of computers the font will be installed, and then make your decision. You should make up your mind as to what the base price of your font is then multiply it by the number of seats or the number of computers where the font is to be installed. The base price for a multi-seat license is usually lower than the base price for a license to a single font. How much lower? Lower by 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%... that's all up to you. Do not be surprised if you come close to at least 10% of what your friend at Adidas told you. It really depends on what your base price for your font is. Do some research on prices of commercial fonts with comparable designs to get your base price.
Did I mumble anything about "single computer"? Try to learn to read.
I know how to read and I believe I am able to comprehend what I read. My parents did not make sure that I go through college for nothing.
Yes, you did not mention "single computer" but neither did you mention any number of computers. I did not see the original poster ever mentioned how many computers the font is going to be installed. All he said is that it is a company with several clothing lines. May I know what is your basis for coming out with $500 and also for the big drop to $200? If the asking price of $500 is based on solid data, why the need to drop to $200? If people here treats making fonts as a business or to make money, then that's a very, very bad way of doing it. Something that is usually done by fly-by-night operations ran by shady people.
If your figure was made without basis, then I believe that that is a very irresponsible statement and you are sending the wrong signals to people who make free "for personal use" fonts here. People here might start asking something that might push them out of the market. Remember that there are many fonts at MyFonts and other commercial font vendors of comparable design that are priced much less than that and probably of the same quality.
As for me, all my crappy fonts are free to use but I show my appreciation to those who were very unfortunate to have clicked on the donate button of my fonts. However, if an opportunity like that comes my way, I am going to quote them a price based on the formula I earlier posted regardless of whether the font is used for the title of the next big Hollywood movie or on toilet paper to wipe.... Got the drift? There's no discrimination on font usage, it is the computer count that matters. I suggest that you read the EULA that comes with commercial fonts that you might have purchased if ever you paid for the commercial fonts that might be found on your computer.
I believe that you are a matured person and I do hope that you will be as responsible as you are matured, in your statements as well as your behavior in this forum.
OK, site is up again. Tks malvolio for checking.
As your font has been around for more than 6 years and as such is far from an exclusive, I suggest you ask for $500 for the use of our font by this company and in the end settle for 200 as a minimum.
Hope this helps.
If you can ask that much money for the use a personal use only free font, I better change the license of my fonts.
IMO that is too much for the use of a font on a single computer.
Go to Myfonts. Look at the price of the fonts there that are similar to yours. Get their average. And you got a price for yours. if your font is better than what is there, give yours a premium. If it took you over a year to draw the font and refine it to perfection, give your font a bigger premium.
If they want to install the font in more than one computer, ask them to pay you a site license. Let us say you allow your font to be used on two computers, then if it is is installed in more than 2 computers they have to get a site license. How to get the price...
number of computers x (price of font - discount) = site license
You need to give them a discount as they are paying you for more than one font. The more computers your font is installed the bigger the discount becomes. If you are in good spirits, give them a 100% discount. Anyway it is a free font!
If they do not want to pay, sue them for software piracy.
I got accustomed to the a-day-after-submission approval for the 27 fonts I submitted that I thought it is the way it is done here. It is very assuring to know that sometimes it takes a little more time.
Thank you both for the info.
I know that it is the site's prerogative as to what fonts it allows but is there a guideline as to what fonts are acceptable here at DaFont?
I submitted HFF Pessoas Lindas ( see http://www.fontspace.com/have-fun-with-fonts/hff-pessoas-lindas
) two days ago. I still have not received a confirmation so I assumed it was rejected because I get a confirmation a day after I submitted all my other fonts. I have no problem with that. It just so happened that Pessoas Lindas, together with Light Petals ( http://www.dafont.com/hff-light-petals.font
), are my favorites from among the fonts that I did. Too bad that Pessoas Lindas is not acceptable here.
I am planning to do a few more fonts to, in my small way and limited font making ability, help fill in the blanks in the Solopedia at alt.binaries.fonts (See http://fontek.fateback.com
for the online version.) I want to know the rules so that I can screen myself the fonts that I am submitting to make life a bit easier for the editors here at DaFont.
I want to make it cliear that this is not a complaint only a request for clarification.
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