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    A client provided me with a font for their new site. Is it legal to use it?

    I'm making a new website for a client.
    The client requested that I use the font "Segoe Print Regular" and provided me with the appropriate ttf file.
    This font appears to be a Microsoft font, as you can see here: http://www.fonts.com/font/microsoft-...-print/regular

    My questions:
    Is it legal to use this font on a webpage without any kind of licence? (I'm strongly suspecting it isn't)
    If I need a licence, where could I find out about getting one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullo View Post
    My questions:
    Is it legal to use this font on a webpage without any kind of licence? (I'm strongly suspecting it isn't)
    If I need a licence, where could I find out about getting one?
    The site you linked to has a webfont version, and a page for subscription rates: http://www.fonts.com/web-fonts/plans-and-pricing

    Whether you can get a one-off licence for just that font from anywhere is another matter.

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    Thanks for the reply

    So, you would agree with me that my client needs to get a licence if he wants that font to be viewable on all browsers (not just ones running on Windows)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullo View Post
    So, you would agree with me that my client needs to get a licence if he wants that font to be viewable on all browsers (not just ones running on Windows)?
    Indeed.

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    Since posting my question, I found this page: Segoe Print - Version 5.00
    At the bottom there is a link to "License Segoe Print font for use with CSS @font-face rule in websites" which in turn points at http://www.fonts.com

    My initial concern had also been that fonts.com was not a serious site (as I had never heard of it).

    Thanks again TechnoBear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullo View Post
    Thanks again TechnoBear
    You're most welcome. (Especially as I did nothing but agree with you. )


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