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
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
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.
"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
"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
"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
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.
This license becomes null and void if any of the above conditions are
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.
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.
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
Special thanks to the developers of FontForge, ttfautohint, TTX/FontTools, Ghostscript, OpenType Santizer and a host
of other GNU and open-source software and software libraries,
and not least to the large number of font designers, typographers and creators of open-license fonts
that make applications like Font Combiner possible.