Font licensing can be very confusing, since the goalposts are always moving. Here are the most common font licenses:
If you want to install a font on a computer and design projects with it, you need a Desktop License. This is the most basic license for Mac/Windows systems, covering use within desktop apps (Photoshop, Word, etc.) for creating/printing documents, images, etc. Two installations (computers) are included with a single license. (If you need to install it on a third computer, you must purchase an additional seat. If you want to install it on 100 computers, you must purchase 100 seats.)
Feel free to check prices any time–just place an item into the shopping cart and adjust amounts. There’s no obligation or personal information required. Also, unless the designer/foundry has set their own pricing (this is rare), multiple seats are sold at a substantially discounted multi-user rate. (For more information on specific uses covered by the Desktop License, see the FAQ.)
If you want to install a font for display in a web browser (via the @font-face declaration), you need a WebFont License. YouWorkForThem WebFonts are licensed based on monthly pageviews, for a one-time fee. There are no subscriptions, no re-occurring fees, and no tracking. You are responsible for upgrading your license, should your site come to reflect higher monthly pageviews. (You only need to pay the difference.) Traffic should be based on a six-month average of stats. (Or an estimate thereof if six months are not yet available.)
YouWorkForThem WebFonts are made available in the following file formats: EOT, WOFF, SVG, Web-Only TTF and are generated “on the fly” from the latest version of the desktop font. You are responsible for hosting the files, and referring to them with code that you administer. YouWorkForThem simply provides the files “as is,” and is not responsible for tech and/or design support. (We just sell the cars, we don’t pave the roads.)
If you want to embed a font within an electronic document (eBooks, Kindle AZW, iBooks, PDF, EPUB and Mobipocket formats), you need an ePub License, since the fonts get installed by a third party when the eBook is downloaded to an eReader. The ePub License allows you to embed ONE (1) OpenType/TrueType font in ONE (1) ePub Release Title for a one-time fee of 2x the font price. During checkout you must define the Title of the ePub release. This license is available in your shopping cart. (Note: This is an extension of the Desktop License, not an additional file.) For more detail, including specific restrictions, please read the ePub License language carefully.
Mobile Application License
If you want to embed a font within an application for a mobile device, you need a Mobile App License. You will need a separate license for each separate app. This license allows you to embed the fonts into one (1) specific Mobile Application title (such as an iOS, Android or Windows RT app). During checkout you must define the Title of the Mobile Application. This license is available in your shopping cart. (Note: This is an extension of the Desktop License, not an additional file.) For more detail, including specific restrictions, please read the Mobile App License language carefully.
Custom Embed License – (costs based on your specific situation)
If you plan to allow users of your applications to use an embedded font–say in a menu that allows them to select and type with that font, then you need an additional Custom Embed License. We can quickly write you such a license, just contact us and we’ll answer all your questions.
As always, if your scenario falls outside any of the above, simply contact us and we’ll be happy to help you work things out.