Web-Font Copyright.

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בן של מלך
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Web-Font Copyright.

Post by בן של מלך »

I want to provoke a discussion about the copyright in the fonts that are uploaded to the websites.
As everyone knows, many websites use fonts instead of images, for several purposes, one of which is if they want to give the user the option to type and test the font.
Let's say you have a website with 1,000 fonts in a variety of styles, you also have the option of typing and checking the font and glyphs, each font costs $100.
What can be done, if we upload the font to the site, all users will be able to download it, and if we don't upload the font, we won't be able to type.
We need to find a way that we can upload the font, but whoever downloads it will receive a font that is unusable, and that cannot be fixed so easily.
Does anyone have an idea?
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Re: Web-Font Copyright.

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There is no easy solution. You can provide a webfont with a limited character set, and show a screenshot of all missing characters, so people can see them all.
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Re: Web-Font Copyright.

Post by gregbowers »

This is a thought-provoking issue. One potential approach could be exploring web font services that allow dynamic rendering on the server side. Users can interact with the font on the site, but the actual font file distributed is a rendered image or a proprietary format, making it more challenging to extract or modify easily.

I'm curious to hear if others have faced similar challenges or have alternative suggestions to strike the right balance between font accessibility and protecting intellectual property.
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