fonts copyright

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I'm at a total loss about what issues there might be with fonts we use. Anyone help?
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halfreal

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Marcelle

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public domain!! all of dem
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halfreal

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Thanks Marcelle!
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Be careful with downloaded fonts. Everything you upload to HR is for commercial use, and some people may only allow their fonts to be used for personal use. Some people allow for both commercial and personal use but ask to be credited. Pay attention to these things when you download.
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halfreal

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Thank you Soupy!
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My advice is that we make sure we do not have fonts for "personal use" installed. That is, download and install only the fonts marked as "free" and work with any program peacefully, knowing you will not have problems.
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on the subject of useable fonts, we have a typography collab: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/90377

and an illuminated letters collab: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/652520

Marke designed a cool font called Trash Deco: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/345119

and Derek Gabrysak has done some nice hand lettering: http://www.hitrecord.org/users/thatst...

there are more resources, i'm sure but those are the first ones that that come to mind.
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Thanks moonbug! Those are cool resources :-) .
And thank you brujasur. Not going to install anything; it's just about the stuff that MS Paint comes with. My instinct tells me to never use anything from MS outside of my own computer, or better yet, at all... Don't have a choice, though.
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From the Adobe Font Permissions page:

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Preview & Print: A font with an embedding permission of Preview & Print allows the font, either fully or as a subset, to be embedded in an electronic document solely for the purpose of viewing that document on screen and/or printing that document... Most fonts in the Adobe Type Library are set for Preview & Print embedding.
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I know you said Microsoft but Adobe's font permissions page explained it pretty well and from what I understand from MS's font redistribution FAQ their fonts have the same Print & Preview embedding permissions.

Here's a font permission list from Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/leg...

I couldn't find one from Microsoft, but you can check the license information by right-clicking a font, selecting Properties, and hitting the Details tab to view the license description.

Long story short, you're pretty much in the clear with using your standard fonts.
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halfreal

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Thank you, Soupy!
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Also, for what it's worth, I use fontsquirrel.com often which has free, commercial-use fonts available.
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as a web designer i run into this a lot. a great resource is : http://www.dafont.com/

it is clearly marked as to what is a free for commercial use font. If you are unsure or really want a font you can contact the creator and ask for permission via email (most profiles come with some kind of contact information), which should be kept. (not just your email inbox either. It should be printed for safe keeping)

Most would probably love the idea of someone using their font in a record, and would probably join Hit record and add fonts to it for everyone to use.