Licensing font in iPhone App?

New Here ,
Nov 08, 2010 Nov 08, 2010

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Hello,

as you can read in the title I am currently developing an iPhone App. I purchased the Adobe CS5 Design Premium and already used it to create graphics.

My question is if I can use Myriad Pro in my App and if I need to purchase a new license.

The font will be encrypted in the iPhone App-file later and cannot be extracted. So it would fit "printable" and according to the font licensing-tables Myriad Pro is "editable".

But I am unsure so I wanted to ask here first.

Regards

Paul

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Aug 30, 2012 Aug 30, 2012

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Did you ever get an answer on this? I have the same question.

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Enthusiast ,
Aug 30, 2012 Aug 30, 2012

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So, the answer is, yes you do need additional licensing to embed the font in an app and distribute it. The existing embedding permissions are for documents, rather than apps.

For those fonts that Adobe owns all rights to, which include Myriad, they can license the fonts to you for app embedding. Contact Adobe, and if they don't know who to send you to, ask for your request to be forwarded to product management for Adobe Type. They'll know what to do.

Cheers,

T

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Aug 30, 2012 Aug 30, 2012

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Thank you for the clarification. A post in another thread seemed to imply the opposite.

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/432088

I've called Adobe four times now and can't seem to find someone who can help. I haven't asked for product management though, so I'll give that a shot. The operator keeps telling me I have to ask for a specific person.

Thanks again.

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Enthusiast ,
Aug 30, 2012 Aug 30, 2012

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It may be the case that Adobe includes Flash embedding in their default licensing, but not embedding for other kinds of apps. I dont know what the current position is on that.

In any case, if you can get me your email address, I'll get you in touch with the right person. 

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Aug 30, 2012 Aug 30, 2012

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Thank you so much. I'll PM it to you.

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Enthusiast ,
Aug 30, 2012 Aug 30, 2012

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I am writing the relevant person right now. 

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New Here ,
Mar 08, 2013 Mar 08, 2013

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Hi.

So what was the answer?

Did you get the license? How much does it costs?

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Mar 08, 2013 Mar 08, 2013

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I did talk to someone. Adobe doesn't have a program yet to license fonts for app distribution, but they are working on one. I was told they hope to get things set up this year. Hopefully earlier, rather than later.

I haven't heard anything so far, but it seems inevitable. Other font foundries are heading in that direction too.

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New Here ,
Mar 08, 2013 Mar 08, 2013

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Thanks.

FontShop already has such license. Check out their “Mobile” fonts.

Will look forward for Adobe’s move.

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Guest
Sep 04, 2013 Sep 04, 2013

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I'd still like to see Adobe license their fonts for mobile use. MyFonts (and others) now have mobile app licensing options, but Adobe fonts seem to be excluded and only available for desktop licensing.

Has anyone heard an update on this?

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New Here ,
Oct 29, 2013 Oct 29, 2013

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I have the same question, for the same font (Myriad Pro).

But how rediculous is this, that we have to wait for ages to get an answer (if that will ever happen), and that it is really impossible to get someone on the phone from Adobe who can answer this question? I've tried several times and every time ended up with: send an email to font-licensing@adobe.com. Which doesn't aswer back of course...

The initial question dates from November 8th, 2010(!) and this thread has had 6000+ views...

COME ON ADOBE!

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Oct 29, 2013 Oct 29, 2013

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I heard back from Adobe on Sep 6. They are still planning to do this, but those plans have been delayed for various reasons. Seems like a simple obvious step to take though.

I ended up having to ship with another font.

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Aug 04, 2014 Aug 04, 2014

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I emailed Caleb Belohlavek (see https://forums.adobe.com/message/5184139), who is who I talked to earlier, on Feb 6, 2014, but did not hear back. I just emailed again today, and cc'd font-licensing@adobe.com too. Hopefully, I hear back.

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Aug 04, 2014 Aug 04, 2014

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Looks like there is a more recent thread covering the same topic. Same answer so far.

Adobe fonts for commercial use? Need license?

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