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Windows font embedding?

asked 2020-01-03 11:27:34 +0100

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updated 2020-08-04 15:20:47 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi, in:

it says:

"When can I use document embedding

The brief answer:

If an application follows the rules and restrictions defined in the OpenType or TrueType specification, you can use it to embed Windows supplied fonts in any document file it creates. For example, Microsoft Word follows the rules and restrictions, so you can use Word to create documents (such as Word document files and PDFs) that include embedded fonts.

You mention Word documents and PDFs output from Word but how about other applications and document formats like ePub?

If the applications follow the rules and restrictions documented in the OpenType and TrueType font specifications around document font embedding, you are allowed to use them to embed the Windows-supplied font. Please check the documentation associated with the application and document file format to confirm it is compliant with the OpenType or TrueType specs."

Is that true for LibreOffice Writer / LibreOffice Suite? So I can legally use Windows 10-supplied fonts for "save as pdf" option in publically published pdfs?

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The code that checks if it's legally OK to embed a font into a document is EmbeddedFontsHelper::sufficientTTFRights.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-02-12 09:05:40 +0100 )edit

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answered 2020-01-04 22:38:03 +0100

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Yes. You can use Windows supplied fonts in PDFs from any application.

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