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Melonking's avatar

Can I use this font on my site?

Asked by Melonking (1221points) August 21st, 2009

Hi,
I was looking for a font to use as my main site font and I found this one: http://www.dafont.com/apple-garamond.font

The only thing is I don’t know if I have the right to use it. (Excluding the fact users would have to download it to see it)

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theichibun's avatar

Doesn’t matter if you have the right to use it or not. Using a font that your readers would have to download in order to see is not good practice anyway. Find something else to use that your readers would already have installed.

jrpowell's avatar

This can be done and is transparent to users in modern browsers.

Here is a example. It works on a Mac. I didn’t test in Windows.

markyy's avatar

@johnpowell You can see the font because it is installed on your system. Unless you are talking about the new css3 @font-face (which would obviously not be supported by older browsers). Maybe I should just check the pages source next time before I run of my mouth :)

If you do have to use a special font that will not be supported by all browsers or operating systems, google for alternatives like: sifr.

robmandu's avatar

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jrpowell's avatar

Updated to just a <p> tag..

Here is a pic.

robmandu's avatar

I’ve cast around a bit in search of the licensing. Everywhere I look, it’s free to download Apple Garamond. I haven’t been able to find any kind of licensing limitation.

The fact that it’s a free download from several reputable sites leads me to think that it’s also completely free for you to use as you see fit.

[ I am not a lawyer, a typographist, or a fontographer. ]

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