What is a desktop licence ?
◆ From a legal point of view, a font is a software.A desktop licence give you the rights to install the font on a certain number of computers. You can then use the font in any of your favorite DTP softwares for print work.
◆ When you buy the licence, you have to declare on how many computers you will be installing the font. You can later upgrade if you want to install it on extra machines, just send us an email.◆ If you are a graphic designer and your client wants to install the font to use it by himself, he has to buy a licence too.◆ By buying a desktop licence, you agree to the full licence agreement below.
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What is a webfont licence ?
◆ Webfonts are delivered in woff and woff2 format and they are to be installed on a web server. Therefore they can not be installed on a desktop computer or used in desktop apps such as InDesign.◆ Webfont licences are related to two things : the number of domain names and the number of page views. Each website has to get its own licence of the font, and then the price for this licence depends on the trafic on it, measured by the number of pageviews. If you want to use the same font for another website later, you will have to purchase a new licence for it.◆ By buying a webfont licence, you agree to the full licence agreement below.
What is an app licence ?
◆ An app license grants you the rights to embed the font inside a mobile app.◆ You buy the licence for a specific app. If you want to use the same font on two different apps, you need to purchase two different licences.
What is a test font licence ?
◆ The main purpose of the test font licence is for you to show the potential use of the font you chose to your client. For this purpose, you can install the font on any device you need. You can not use the test fonts for any commercial purposes, so if the client agrees to use the font you presented, you (or the client) will have to buy the appropriate licence of the full version.◆ The test fonts have a limited glyph set of about 150 glyphs versus about 650 glyphs for the full version.◆ If you are a student and you want to use one of «A is for» fonts in a school project, you are allowed to use the test fonts as long as it is within school. If you area student and working for a client (whether for money or for free — by the way, don't do it for free), you will have to purchase an appropriate licence. I remind you that the glyph set of the test fonts is limited to basic glyphs
Can I share your fonts with my client, my printer or my web developper?
◆ No, you can not. Each person who wants to use the font on his own device has to purchase a licence.◆ If you are a graphic designer working on a brand identity for example, there are two cases: either you design the whole identity and deliver PDF files or any exported files that the client will use for his identity, in this case only you need a licence. Or you design the identity and you deliver your client some inDesign templates so that the client can make the documents himself. In this case, the client has to install the fonts on his own computer, meaning he has to purchase a licence too.◆ We know it is not always easy to make the client understand that fonts are not free, but it is the only way that type designers can continue producing new designs, so we are counting on you.
Can I licence your fonts for merchandising?
◆ If the font is a minor part of the design, a desktop licence is enough.
◆ If the font is a large part of the design (like a quote printed on a T-shirt for example),then you need to contact us to get a special licence.
◆ If you have any doubt about the font being a minor part or a large part of the design of your merchandising object, you can always send us an email to discuss it.
Can I try the fonts before buying?
◆ Yes, you can download the trial package of all « A is for » fonts on the page on any font, after agreeing to the « test font licence ». These trial versions have a limited glyph set.
Can I get a student discount?
◆ As you know, it takes hours and hours of work (months, actually) to make a font. So I can not start to make discounts, otherwise I will soon not be able to produce new ones, and none of us will be happy about that.◆ If you want to use one of the « A is for » fonts for a student project, you can download the test fonts. They are limited versions that contain only basic glyphs, you can use them as long as it is only for school projects.
I already bought a desktop licence, can I use the fonts on a website?
◆ You will have to buy another licence, a webfont licence as described in the above section.
Who is behind A is for fonts?
◆ «A is for fonts » has been created by Émilie Rigaud, in charge of type design, type production, communication and sales.
How can I get in touch with you?
◆ You can send an email at emilie (at) aisforfonts.com.