Licensing- Can we use a font in a static screen display?

New Here ,
Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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I've read the FAQ, but my use case seems to fall into the cracks (or I'm not sure how to interpret what's there). What I want to do is create a PNG file that will serve as the display background for a module in Voltage Modular, a music synthesizer app. In other words, it will be the face of the module, over which the module's controls, knobs, jacks, switches, etc. will be drawn. 

My confusion is over the fact that app usage appears to be not allowed, but static (say, PDF) usage is. This use case is both, in that the background will be created in PhotoShop, and will be a static file imported into the module at compile time, but the module is a piece of commercial software. Is this usage allowed, or not?

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

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Adobe Employee , Feb 07, 2022 Feb 07, 2022
You are correct. As long as you are not embedding the font software itself into your module, and the fonts are being displayed in a static/non-editable format, you are covered by the Adobe Fonts license.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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I believe you can make a static file for any commercial purpose EXCEPT to distribute it for use as a font design. (I am not a lawyer).

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You are correct. As long as you are not embedding the font software itself into your module, and the fonts are being displayed in a static/non-editable format, you are covered by the Adobe Fonts license.

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