Static images and font licensing in embedded device?

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Feb 15, 2011 Feb 15, 2011

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If the designer of a GUI for an embedded industrial product uses an Adobe font (like Helvetica Neue) for display of numeric information, can the manufacturer of the GUI include static, bitmapped images of numerals from the font in the embedded software, thereby negating the need for the font file, and thus negating the need for an OEM/embedded license for the product?

To put it another way:

Licensing the font software itself is almost certainly cost prohibitive for this kind of application. Because only a few characters are needed, can licensing costs be avoided by including those characters as bitmapped files (created in Photoshop with a licensed copy of the font) instead of the original font software?

Thank you for any help.

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sambapati,

The licencing pertains to the use of the live font, so your using images of letters/numerals can be no breach of the terms.

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