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Andria Villaneuva
Andria Villaneuva
428 Points

Font licensing for website needed?

I'm using Brush Script MT Italic and the Avenir font family for a branding/website client. As these are fonts already installed on my computer, do I have the ability to imbed them into a website without the need to buy special licensing to use them? This is my first gig in web design, and I'm fuzzy on the topic. Any help would be appreciated!

1 Answer

Both Brush Script MT and Avenir are commercial fonts, so you would have to get a license if you want to use them legally. Just because they come with a program on your computer does not mean that you are allowed to use them on the web, apart from the fact that you may need a different format to embed these fonts on the web.

So your first option is to get a license for these two fonts from the publishers Microsoft (Brush Script MT) and Linotype (Avenir) which is not too expensive.

Your second option is to find a free font which is similar to the two fonts you mention. There is a very big selection of free fonts, which are often very close to their "role-models". Here's two links to get you started: https://www.google.com/fonts http://www.dafont.com/