BLUEHIGH.TTF, BLUECOND.TTF, STEREOFI.TTF, STEELFIS.TTF, and STEELFIB.TTF are licensed from Typodermic (Section 1 below).
DVSANS.TTF, DVSANSB.TTF, DVSANSC.TTF, and DVSANSBC.TTF are the DejaVu family, based on the Vera fonts licensed from Bitstream (Section 2 below). The DejaVu extensions to Vera are in the public domain.
The Typodermic fonts contained in this file are free to use for personal and/or commercial purposes. No payment is necessary to use these fonts for personal or commercial use. For Software Products who want to include these fonts, see the License Agreement below. You can add this font to a website but do not combine fonts into a single archive or alter them in any way.
No payment is required for the use of this font unless it is included with software. See the license agreement for more details. This font is part of a larger family of fonts available at www.typodermic.com. If you find this font useful, please check out the rest of the font family as well as the other fonts Typodermic has to offer. Several other fonts have free versions available. If you have technical problems with this font, visit Typodermic to ensure that you have the latest version. Many fonts have several versions available on various font sites on the web, many of which are older versions.
Font installation help is available at http://www.myfonts.com/support
Q: How can I use this font in AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, Outlook,
Outlook Express, Euodora or any other email software?
A: At the time of this writing (October 2004) you canít. After installing one of my fonts, you may be able to select it in the above applications but the person at the other end wonít see that same thing unless they have the font installed. If you really want to use my fonts in these applications, make sure the people at the other end have the same fonts installed.
Q: How can I use these fonts on a web page?
A: If youíre creating a web page using Flash, itís easy. Consult your Flash manual. If youíre using Acrobat, make sure the font embedding settings are turned on. Consult your Acrobat manual. For anything else there are limitations: If you want to use one of my fonts as your main, text font youíre pretty much out of luck unless you explore a font embedding tool such as WEFT but I donít recommend it. To use my fonts as headings or titles, use image creation software such as The Gimp, Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Pixia etc. Save the images as GIF files and place them on your web page. Thereís a lot more to it than can be explained here but there are countless books available on web page design.
Q: How can I make these fonts bigger?
A: All my fonts are infinitely scalable; the limitations are in your software. A common problem is scaling fonts in Microsoft Word. If you choose Format / Font you can type in any number you like under ďsizeĒ.
Q: Are these fonts really free?
A: Yes they are.
Q: I saw this font on another web site under the name Larabie Fonts, why is it
listed as Typodermic now?
A: Larabie Fonts and Typodermic were both started by Ray Larabie. This font may have been originally released under Larabie Fonts. Before Typodermic existed, several freeware fonts from Larabie Fonts had expanded families available sold as Deluxe versions. When Typodermic came into existence in 2001,the Deluxe fonts were gradually renamed and moved to the Typodermic foundry.
Q: Is this font the same as the ďpayĒ version of the font? For example: is
Zekton Free the same as Zekton regular?
A: Yes. There is no difference in the quality or completeness between the free version and the pay version; only the name and license agreement is different. If you downloaded this font from a site other then Typodermic or MyFonts.com, you should visit Typodermic and download the latest version.
Q: Why would I pay for this font when I already have it for free?
A: If you visit Typodermic you can see the difference. The version of the font for sale comes with several different styles, making it much more versatile. You can purchase the whole font family for what some foundries charge for a single font!
Q: Your licence agreement states that the fonts canít be altered. Does that mean
I canít mess around with your fonts in Photoshop/Illustrator/Publisher etc?
A: Those license restrictions refer to altering the actual fonts themselves, not what you make with them. As long as you donít alter the font files in font creation software such as FontLab or Fontographer youíre free to create anything you like with them.
Q: Can I use your fonts in a logo?
A: Yes. But check with a lawyer if youíre not sure. Itís okay with me if you use it but do so at your own risk.
Q: Can I send you a sample of the nifty thing I created with your fonts?
A: Of course. Check www.typodermic.com/about.html for my current email or mailing address.
Q: Can you make a custom font for me?
A: Possibly. Check www.typodermic.com/custom.html for details.
Q: I want to sell software that includes you font files.
A: Contact me first at www.typodermic.com/about.html
Q: I want to sell rubber stamp alphabets, alphabet punches or stencil alphabets using
your font designs.
A: Contact me first at www.typodermic.com/about.html.
Q: My software wonít let me embed one of your fonts.
A: You may have an old version of one of the fonts from Larabie Fonts. Uninstall it and install a current version.
Q: Can you help me find a font?
A: Yes, but donít email me with your question. Please post your question on the Larabie Fonts font forum: www.larabiefonts.com/info.html.
TYPODERMIC END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR SOFTWARE PRODUCTS SOFTWARE PRODUCT LICENSE
The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is protected by copyright laws and International copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed, not sold.
1. GRANT OF LICENSE. This document grants you the following rights: - Installation and Use. You may install and use an unlimited number of copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. You may copy and distribute unlimited copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT as you receive them, in any medium, provided that you publish on each copy an appropriate copyright notice. Keep intact all the notices that refer to this License and give any other recipients of the fonts a copy of this License along with the fonts.
2. DESCRIPTION OF OTHER RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS. - You may modify your copy or copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT or any portion of it, provided that you also meet all of these rules:
a) Do not alter in any way alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 1-9) contained in the font. An exception is converting between formats, here is allowed the nominal distortion that occurs during conversion from second order to third order quadratic curves (TrueType to Postscript) and vice versa.
b) Extra characters may be added; here it is allowed to use curves (shapes) from alphanumeric characters in fonts under same license.
c) It is allowed to modify and remove analpahbetics (punctuation, special characters, ligatures and symbols).
d) The original font name must be retained but can be augmented. (ie. a Font named Blue Highway can be renamed Blue Highway Cyrillic or Blue Highway ANSI, etc.)
e) Character mapping may be altered.
f) If the kerning information is altered or discarded it must be stated in the user notes or documentation.
g) All modifications must be released under this license.
LIMITED WARRANTY NO WARRANTIES. Larabie Fonts expressly disclaims any warranty for the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT and any related documentation is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. The entire risk arising out of use or performance of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT remains with you.
NO LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. In no event shall Ray Larabie or Typodermic be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use this product, even if Typodermic has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
3. MISCELLANEOUS Should you have any questions concerning this document, or if you desire to contact Typodermic for any reason, please email http://www.typodermic.com/about.html.
The fonts have a generous copyright, allowing derivative works (as long as "Bitstream" or "Vera" are not in the names), and full redistribution (so long as they are not *sold* by themselves). They can be be bundled, redistributed and sold with any software.
The fonts are distributed under the following copyright:
Copyright © 2003 by Bitstream, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bitstream Vera is a trademark of Bitstream, Inc.
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of the fonts accompanying this license ("Fonts") and associated documentation files (the "Font Software"), to reproduce and distribute the Font Software, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, merge, publish, distribute, and/or sell copies of the Font Software, and to permit persons to whom the Font Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright and trademark notices and this permission notice shall be included in all copies of one or more of the Font Software typefaces.
The Font Software may be modified, altered, or added to, and in particular the designs of glyphs or characters in the Fonts may be modified and additional glyphs or characters may be added to the Fonts, only if the fonts are renamed to names not containing either the words "Bitstream" or the word "Vera".
This License becomes null and void to the extent applicable to Fonts or Font Software that has been modified and is distributed under the "Bitstream Vera" names.
The Font Software may be sold as part of a larger software package but no copy of one or more of the Font Software typefaces may be sold by itself.
THE FONT SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, OR OTHER RIGHT. IN NO EVENT SHALL BITSTREAM OR THE GNOME FOUNDATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE FONT SOFTWARE OR FROM OTHER DEALINGS IN THE FONT SOFTWARE.
Except as contained in this notice, the names of Gnome, the Gnome Foundation, and Bitstream Inc., shall not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other dealings in this Font Software without prior written authorization from the Gnome Foundation or Bitstream Inc., respectively. For further information, contact: fonts at gnome dot org.
1. I don't understand the resale restriction... What gives?
Bitstream is giving away these fonts, but wishes to ensure its competitors can't just drop the fonts as is into a font sale system and sell them as is. It seems fair that if Bitstream can't make money from the Bitstream Vera fonts, their competitors should not be able to do so either. You can sell the fonts as part of any software package, however.
2. I want to package these fonts separately for distribution and sale as part of a larger software package or system. Can I do so?
Yes. A RPM or Debian package is a "larger software package" to begin with, and you aren't selling them independently by themselves. See 1. above.
3. Are derivative works allowed? Yes!
4. Can I change or add to the font(s)? Yes, but you must change the name(s) of the font(s).
5. Under what terms are derivative works allowed?
You must change the name(s) of the fonts. This is to ensure the quality of the fonts, both to protect Bitstream and Gnome. We want to ensure that if an application has opened a font specifically of these names, it gets what it expects (though of course, using fontconfig, substitutions could still could have occurred during font opening). You must include the Bitstream copyright. Additional copyrights can be added, as per copyright law. Happy Font Hacking!
6. If I have improvements for Bitstream Vera, is it possible they might get adopted in future versions?
Yes. The contract between the Gnome Foundation and Bitstream has provisions for working with Bitstream to ensure quality additions to the Bitstream Vera font family. Please contact us if you have such additions. Note, that in general, we will want such additions for the entire family, not just a single font, and that you'll have to keep both Gnome and Jim Lyles, Vera's designer, happy! To make sense to add glyphs to the font, they must be stylistically in keeping with Vera's design. Vera cannot become a "ransom note" font. Jim Lyles will be providing a document describing the design elements used in Vera, as a guide and aid for people interested in contributing to Vera.
7. I want to sell a software package that uses these fonts: Can I do so?
Sure. Bundle the fonts with your software and sell your software with the fonts. That is the intent of the copyright.
8. If applications have built the names "Bitstream Vera" into them, can I override this somehow to use fonts of my choosing?
This depends on exact details of the software. Most open source systems and software (e.g., Gnome, KDE, etc.) are now converting to use fontconfig (see www.fontconfig.org) to handle font configuration, selection and substitution; it has provisions for overriding font names and subsituting alternatives. An example is provided by the supplied local.conf file, which chooses the family Bitstream Vera for "sans", "serif" and "monospace". Other software (e.g., the XFree86 core server) has other mechanisms for font substitution.