OTF Embedding Characteristic

Community Beginner ,
Jul 16, 2004 Jul 16, 2004

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The OpenType fonts in Adobe's library (at least the few I've looked at)
have the embedding flag set to Print and Preview only. This has the
effect of locking any pdf (or other) file and making the document
uneditable by any recipient who doesn't own the appropriate fonts. This
is separate from whatever security settings apply to the document.

This IS the way it's supposed to work. My possibly unanswerable question
is: What is the advantage (to Adobe or any other interested party) in
making the embedding flags Print and Preview versus Editable (still not
installable)?

- Herb
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Jul 18, 2004 Jul 18, 2004

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For fonts Adobe licenses from third parties, most of those third parties require the embedding flag be set to "Preview & Print." But for fonts Adobe has all rights to (as well as those licensed from Bauer), Adobe sets the embedding flag to "Editable."

As for the advantage to setting it to the more restrictive of the two settings, I guess the idea is that somebody will need to buy the font to edit documents with it, so the foundry is hoping to make more money that way.

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T

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Thank you for that straightforward response and explanation!
- Herb

Thomas_Phinney@adobeforums.com wrote:
> For fonts Adobe licenses from third parties, most of those third
> parties require the embedding flag be set to "Preview & Print." But
> for fonts Adobe has all rights to (as well as those licensed from
> Bauer), Adobe sets the embedding flag to "Editable."

> As for the advantage to setting it to the more restrictive of the two
> settings, I guess the idea is that somebody will need to buy the font
> to edit documents with it, so the foundry is hoping to make more
> money that way.
>
> Regards,
>
> T

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