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What is the correct license of Computer Modern fonts and its derived works?

I wonder the licenses of Computer Modern fonts and its derived works. Wikipedia says Computer Modern is under the SIL Open Font License but the CTAN's Computer Modern page says under the Knuth License....
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Removing font files from Font Awesome - SIL OFL license

I would like to add to my Website the package "Font Awesome". I would like to use only some font files (which are covered by the SIL OFL 1.1 license) and the necessary CSS to use it. It is ...
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Relicensing CC BY 4.0 font after modification under OFL

Is it possible to modify a font that was released under CC BY 4.0 and relicense it under SIL OFL License (or a dual-license of CC BY 4.0 and SIL OFL like Linux Libertine fonts did with GPL and SIL OFL)...
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Converting fonts to curves for other companies' drawings: Font Licensing?

We have a server that allows for anyone to do processing on different vector files. One feature we are planning is to allow them to convert SVG's with text elements to paths. In order to do this ...
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Question on compatibility of SIL Open Font License with IPA Font License

I am making an open-sourced font that is based on IPA Font License Agreement, and I would like to include some glyphs from a SIL Open Font License font. Are these 2 licenses compatible and how should ...
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PDFs with proprietary fonts in test suite of (A)GPL software

I develop a piece of software that uses AGPL licensed iText7. The licensing options are therefore GPL and AGPL. The software is to be installed locally and acts as a plugin to a proprietary desktop ...
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Does converting a google font to another format breach the license?

I am using a google font which comes with Open Font License, in my web app. When I download the font it has truetype (.ttf) format. For a reason I need that font in woff/woff2 format, because that ...
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What's the meaning of "porting" in SIL Open Font License v1.1?

It'stated in the license that: "Font Software" refers to the set of files released by the Copyright Holder(s) under this license and clearly marked as such. This may include source files, build ...
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Did Google accidentally release Product Sans/Google Sans font in Apache License?

I found that Google uploaded Product Sans font to a repo licensed under Apache License 2.0: https://github.com/google/iosched-ios/blob/master/Source/IOsched/ProductSans-Regular.ttf Can the font file ...
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Can I include the Ubuntu Fonts in a proprietary application?

I am creating a desktop application that has the ability to generate PDF reports. I would like to use ubuntu font because it has wide language support. I do not plan to modify the font file in any way....
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Do I have to include license in artwork that uses a font licensed Apache License v2.00?

If I create a artwork (images) using a font licensed Apache License v2.00, and i include this artwork in a website (commercial), do I have to include the license somewhere?
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Where include SIL open font license in a website if i use @font-face?

If i use a font under the Sil open font license 1.10 including it in my website with (@font-face), where have I to include the license?
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How to satisfy the OFL and OFL RFN clause?

A font designer that is hosting font on Google fonts has released a latest font version which does not fit with my design. I rather use the previous version of the font and self host it. So I have ...
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Font licensed as GPL *and* OFL ... Can I use under OFL? [duplicate]

I would like the build upon the Libertine Open Fonts Project under SIL OFL 1.1, a permission that seems to be intended by the authors. However, several issues / irregularities crop up in the wording ...
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How do I comply with the "bundle the license text" requirement of Apache 2.0 for embedded software?

I'm writing software for a "closed" embedded device. I want to use fonts licensed under the Apache 2.0 license in it. I know it's legal to do that, but I'm stumbling over this text from the license: ...
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Do we need have a license for using Google NOTO fonts in Acrobat Reader?

I just came across a link which talks about the licensing part for using the Adobe fonts in Acrobat Reader PDF: "Note: The font software contained in this package is being licensed to you solely ...
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Redistribution of modified fonts, originally licensed under Apache 2.0

I would like to use a font licensed under Apache License 2.0 (without a NOTICE file and without additional provisions) in my web project. For this end, I made a package of webfonts based on a subset ...
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Any steps required to satify OFL/UFL license terms for a font embedded in an (possibly DRM-protected) e-book (e.g., epub file)?

I'm seeing a range of possibilities here. E.g.,[0] Nothing special needs to be done, based on [1] (and UFL being close to OFL), [2], and an opinion stated under Use an Open Font[3]. Perhaps such font ...
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How to properly include a license file within an EPUB?

I am currently working on an EPUB project in which I'll embed a font licensed under OFL. According to the second point in the PERMISSION & CONDITIONS section, the font "may be bundled (...) ...
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Are fonts considered software? [closed]

Are all fonts considered software, or does it depend on the font? What sort of licences do and don't make sense for fonts?
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Does using GNU Unifont in a game make the game GPL?

GNU Unifont is a fontface licensed under the GNU GPLv2 or later with this exception: The license for the compiled fonts is covered by the above GPL terms with the GNU font embedding exception, as ...
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