Licensing and copyright


Font Combiner do not host, store or distribute any fonts created by the end user.

The majority of font famliies that we do host are available for download in their original form by clicking "Download original", and are released under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.

This license is copied below, and is also available with an FAQ at: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL

SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE


Version 1.1 - 26 February 2007

PREAMBLE


The goals of the Open Font License (OFL) are to stimulate worldwide development of collaborative font projects, to support the font creation efforts of academic and linguistic communities, and to provide a free and open framework in which fonts may be shared and improved in partnership with others.

The OFL allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and redistributed freely as long as they are not sold by themselves. The fonts, including any derivative works, can be bundled, embedded, redistributed and/or sold with any software provided that any reserved names are not used by derivative works. The fonts and derivatives, however, cannot be released under any other type of license. The requirement for fonts to remain under this license does not apply to any document created using the fonts or their derivatives.

DEFINITIONS


"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 scripts and documentation.

"Reserved Font Name" refers to any names specified as such after the copyright statement(s).

"Original Version" refers to the collection of Font Software components as distributed by the Copyright Holder(s).

"Modified Version" refers to any derivative made by adding to, deleting, or substituting - in part or in whole - any of the components of the Original Version, by changing formats or by porting the Font Software to a new environment.

"Author" refers to any designer, engineer, programmer, technical writer or other person who contributed to the Font Software.

PERMISSION & CONDITIONS


Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of the Font Software, to use, study, copy, merge, embed, modify, redistribute, and sell modified and unmodified copies of the Font Software, subject to the following conditions:

1) Neither the Font Software nor any of its individual components, in Original or Modified Versions, may be sold by itself.

2) Original or Modified Versions of the Font Software may be bundled, redistributed and/or sold with any software, provided that each copy contains the above copyright notice and this license. These can be included either as stand-alone text files, human-readable headers or in the appropriate machine-readable metadata fields within text or binary files as long as those fields can be easily viewed by the user.

3) No Modified Version of the Font Software may use the Reserved Font Name(s) unless explicit written permission is granted by the corresponding Copyright Holder. This restriction only applies to the primary font name as presented to the users.

4) The name(s) of the Copyright Holder(s) or the Author(s) of the Font Software shall not be used to promote, endorse or advertise any Modified Version, except to acknowledge the contribution(s) of the Copyright Holder(s) and the Author(s) or with their explicit written permission.

5) The Font Software, modified or unmodified, in part or in whole, must be distributed entirely under this license, and must not be distributed under any other license. The requirement for fonts to remain under this license does not apply to any document created using the Font Software.

TERMINATION


This license becomes null and void if any of the above conditions are not met.

DISCLAIMER


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 THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER 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.


Premium users


Subscribers to our premium service will have access to a number of advanced features, including the facility to edit stored file names, to edit the copyright entry and to upload their own fonts to be used as sources. In this case, it is the user's responsibility to ensure that generated fonts comply with any license agreements that may apply. Please respect the license agreements of any fonts you make use of.

Please use our free tool for viewing font name table information. If you're not sure whether you should be using a font on the internet, you could try contacting the author to ask.


Notes


Where the free fonts Font Combiner list as sources are used to produce a new font or subset, a font generated using a guest or free account will contain the copyright entry associated with the source.

Where glyphs or characters from two or more source fonts are combined into one, associated copyright entries are included one after the other.

All fonts created by the end user are removed from the server once the session expires.

Judgments regarding OFL compliance need to always return to the foundational goals:
  • to stimulate worldwide development of collaborative font projects
  • to support the font creation efforts of academic and linguistic communities
  • to provide a free and open framework in which fonts may be shared and improved in partnership with others


Please contact info@fontcombiner.com with any questions on how the Font Combiner application works or with any suggestions on how to improve our service.