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Ligatures

In typography, a typographic ligature occurs where two or more graphemes (the smallest semantically distinguishing unit in a written language) or letters are joined as a single glyph.

Ligatures usually replace consecutive characters sharing common components and are part of a more general class of glyphs called “contextual forms”, where the specific shape of a letter depends on context such as surrounding letters or proximity to the end of a line.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typographic_ligature

Small Caps

In typography, small capitals (usually abbreviated small caps) are uppercase (capital) characters set at the same height and weight as surrounding lowercase (small) letters or text figures.

They are used in running text to prevent capitalized words from appearing too large on the page, and as a method of emphasis or distinctiveness for text alongside or instead of italics, or when boldface is inappropriate.

They can be used to draw attention to the opening phrase or line of a new section of text, or to provide an additional style in a dictionary entry where many parts must be typographically differentiated.

Note: Incoputre fonts only OpenType font standard provides support for transformations from normal letters to small caps

See an example of small caps below …

Typography_Small_Caps

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_caps

Ubuntu Font Licence 1.0

Preamble
This licence allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and redistributed freely. The fonts, including any derivative works, can be bundled, embedded, and redistributed provided the terms of this licence are met. The fonts and derivatives, however, cannot be released under any other licence. The requirement for fonts to remain under this licence does not require any document created using the fonts or their derivatives to be published under this licence, as long as the primary purpose of the document is not to be a vehicle for the distribution of the fonts.

Definitions
“Font Software” refers to the set of files released by the Copyright Holder(s) under this licence and clearly marked as such. This may include source files, build scripts and documentation.

“Original Version” refers to the collection of Font Software components as received under this licence.

“Modified Version” refers to any derivative made by adding to, deleting, or substituting — in part or in whole — any of the components of the Original Version, by changing formats or by porting the Font Software to a new environment.

“Copyright Holder(s)” refers to all individuals and companies who have a copyright ownership of the Font Software.

“Substantially Changed” refers to Modified Versions which can be easily identified as dissimilar to the Font Software by users of the Font Software comparing the Original Version with the Modified Version.

To “Propagate” a work means to do anything with it that, without permission, would make you directly or secondarily liable for infringement under applicable copyright law, except executing it on a computer or modifying a private copy. Propagation includes copying, distribution (with or without modification and with or without charging a redistribution fee), making available to the public, and in some countries other activities as well.

Permission & Conditions
This licence does not grant any rights under trademark law and all such rights are reserved.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of the Font Software, to propagate the Font Software, subject to the below conditions:

Each copy of the Font Software must contain the above copyright notice and this licence. These can be included either as stand-alone text files, human-readable headers or in the appropriate machine-readable metadata fields within text or binary files as long as those fields can be easily viewed by the user.

The font name complies with the following:
The Original Version must retain its name, unmodified.
Modified Versions which are Substantially Changed must be renamed to avoid use of the name of the Original Version or similar names entirely.
Modified Versions which are not Substantially Changed must be renamed to both retain the name of the Original Version and
add additional naming elements to distinguish the Modified Version from the Original Version. The name of such Modified Versions must be the name of the Original Version, with "derivative X" where X represents the name of the new work, appended to that name.
The name(s) of the Copyright Holder(s) and any contributor to the Font Software shall not be used to promote, endorse or advertise any Modified Version, except
as required by this licence,
to acknowledge the contribution(s) of the Copyright Holder(s) or
with their explicit written permission.
The Font Software, modified or unmodified, in part or in whole, must be distributed entirely under this licence, and must not be distributed under any other licence. The requirement for fonts to remain under this licence does not affect any document created using the Font Software, except any version of the Font Software extracted from a document created using the Font Software may only be distributed under this licence.

Termination

This licence becomes null and void if any of the above conditions are not met.

Disclaimer

THE FONT SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, OR OTHER RIGHT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE FONT SOFTWARE OR FROM OTHER DEALINGS IN THE FONT SOFTWARE.

Ubuntu Font Licence Version 1.0 (plain text)

Ubuntu Font Licence — Further information

The Ubuntu Font Family is presently distributed under the Ubuntu Font Licence. This means you can use the font in much the same way as you would use any other font (open or proprietary). The open means that in the long run, the font can continue to be expanded, because the raw source code (design files) for the font itself are available to those who are interested.

You are most welcome to use the Ubuntu Font Family, in your documents, graphic designs, logos, or company stationary. We’d like as many people as possible to have a better quality reading experience everyday.

For those wishing to alter or expand the font itself

The present Ubuntu Font Licence 1.0 is loosely inspired from the SIL Open Font Licence (OFL) version 1.1. Using the Ubuntu Font Licence 1.0 is an interim solution and the choice of licence will likely change as alternative licences become available in the future.

Note that the Ubuntu Font Licence and the SIL Open Font Licence are not identical (view the differences) and should not be confused with each other. Please read the terms precisely and read through the FAQ for more details.

In order to properly license your font derivative under the Ubuntu Font Licence you should:

Add your copyright information into the dedicated placeholders in copyright.txt at the top of your file tree, modelled on the example included in this tree. (Never remove existing copyright notices.)
Include a copy of the ubuntu-font-licence-1.0.txt from this tree
Put the text from copyright.txt with the placeholders properly filled-in at the top of any files, to be explicit about ownership and licensing for those files in particular. Fonts in both object and sources have dedicated metadata fields to hold author and licence details, you should make use of these to include the relevant information.

Public Domain

1. Preamble
The given typeface is in the public domain, because the intellectual property rights have been forfeited by the respective author.

2. Copyright
The given typeface is free of known copyright restrictions.

3. Usage
The given typeface may be downloaded and used free of charge for any use, including both personal and commercial use.

Personal use refers to all usage that does not generate financial income in a business manner, for instance:

– personal scrapbooking for yourself
– recreational websites and blogs for friends and family
– prints such as flyers, posters, t-shirts for churches, charities, and non-profit organizations

Commercial use refers to usage in a business environment, including:

– business cards, logos, advertising, websites for companies
– t-shirts, books, apparel that will be sold for money
– flyers, posters for events that charge admission
– freelance graphic design work
– anything that will generate direct or indirect income

4. Modification
The given typeface may be modified freely.

5. Distribution
The given typeface may be distributed freely.

6. Disclaimer
The given typeface is offered ‘as is’ without any warranty. KreativFont.com shall not be liable for any damage derived from using this font.

Installing fonts on Mac

Mac recognizes TrueType and OpenType fonts (.ttf and .otf), but not the PC bitmap fonts (.fon). Files are compressed, you may need an utility like Stuffit Expander.

Fonts are placed in your operating system’s Fonts folder and will be made available to all the applications or programs you use.

On Mac copy the font files (.otf, Mac Truetype, Mac Postscript) into /Library/Fonts.

Now open the application and the font should be in the select type/font box.

1) Under Mac OS X 10.3 or above (including the FontBook): Double-click the font file > “Install font” button at the bottom of the preview

2) Under any version of Mac OS X: Put the files into /Library/Fonts (for all users), or into /Users/Your_username/Library/Fonts (for you only)

3) Under Mac OS 9 or earlier: The old Mac fonts are not supported anymore, so first, you have to convert the font files (.ttf or .otf) you have downloaded. Then drag the fonts suitcases into the System folder. The system will propose you to add them to the Fonts folder.

Installing fonts on Windows

Fonts are placed in your operating system’s Fonts folder and will be made available to all the applications or programs you use.

On Windows copy the font files (.ttf, .otf) into C:\Windows\Fonts, or right-click on the font files > Install

Now open the application and the font should be in the select type/font box.

Scriptina custom licence

This font is freeware and can be used as is in any context without permission from Apostrophic Laboratories, except to produce material that is racist, criminal and/or illegal in nature. It is prohibited to modify any Apostrophic Laboratories font(s) for repackaging and/or re-release without an express written authorization by the designer(s) of the font(s) or Apostrophic Laboratories. Under no circumstance shall any Apostrophic Laboratories design or font design be sold or purchased.

Email info@apostrophiclab.com if you want more information.

TrueType Font Format

TrueType is an outline font standard developed by Apple and Microsoft in the late 1980s as a competitor to Adobe’s Type 1 fonts used in PostScript. It has become the most common format for fonts on both the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

The primary strength of TrueType was originally that it offered font developers a high degree of control over precisely how their fonts are displayed, right down to particular pixels, at various font sizes. With widely varying rendering technologies in use today, pixel-level control is no longer certain in a TrueType font.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueType

OpenType Font Format

OpenType is a format for scalable computer fonts. It was built on its predecessor TrueType, retaining TrueType’s basic structure and adding many intricate data structures for prescribing typographic behavior.

The specification germinated at Microsoft, with Adobe Systems also contributing by the time of the public announcement in 1996. The specification continues to be developed actively and is migrating to an open format.

Based on Unicode, an OpenType file can contain up to 65,535 characters or glyphs. This allows for extensive language support and makes room for advanced typographic features like ligatures, various figure styles, fractions, stylistic alternates, swashes, small caps, ornaments, borders, and so on. All these extras can live in one file instead of many. A single OpenType file contains all the information required for a typeface style: metrics, kerning,  outline, hints, and bitmaps.

OpenType is a truly cross-platform format. You can use the same font on Mac or Windows machines without converting the font or fearing that reflow. Everywhere you use an OpenType font, it is the same typeface, same kerning, same line breaks.

Because of wide availability and typographic flexibility, including provisions for handling the diverse behaviors of all the world’s writing systems, OpenType fonts are used commonly today on the major computer platforms.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Type
http://www.fontshop.com/opentype/

SIL Open Font License (OFL)

The SIL Open Font License (OFL) is a free, libre and open source license specifically designed for fonts and related software based on our experience in font design and linguistic software engineering.

The OFL provides a legal framework and infrastructure for worldwide development, sharing and improvement of fonts and related software in a collaborative manner. It enables font authors to release their work under a common license that allows use, bundling, modification and redistribution. It encourages shared value, is not limited to any specific computing platform or environment, and can be used by other organizations or individuals.

Read the SIL Open Font License Version 1.1 terms.

SIL Open Font License 1.1

SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1 – 26 February 2007
—————————————————–

PREAMBLE

The goals of the Open Font License (OFL) are to stimulate worldwide development of collaborative font projects, to support the font creation efforts of academic and linguistic communities, and to provide a free and open framework in which fonts may be shared and improved in partnership with others.

The OFL allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and redistributed freely as long as they are not sold by themselves. The fonts, including any derivative works, can be bundled, embedded, redistributed and/or sold with any software provided that any reserved names are not used by derivative works. The fonts and derivatives, however, cannot be released under any other type of license. The requirement for fonts to remain under this license does not apply to any document created using the fonts or their derivatives.

DEFINITIONS

“Font Software” refers to the set of files released by the Copyright
Holder(s) under this license and clearly marked as such. This may
include source files, build scripts and documentation.

“Reserved Font Name” refers to any names specified as such after the
copyright statement(s).

“Original Version” refers to the collection of Font Software components as
distributed by the Copyright Holder(s).

“Modified Version” refers to any derivative made by adding to, deleting,
or substituting — in part or in whole — any of the components of the
Original Version, by changing formats or by porting the Font Software to a
new environment.

“Author” refers to any designer, engineer, programmer, technical
writer or other person who contributed to the Font Software.

PERMISSION & CONDITIONS

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of the Font Software, to use, study, copy, merge, embed, modify,
redistribute, and sell modified and unmodified copies of the Font
Software, subject to the following conditions:

1) Neither the Font Software nor any of its individual components,
in Original or Modified Versions, may be sold by itself.

2) Original or Modified Versions of the Font Software may be bundled,
redistributed and/or sold with any software, provided that each copy
contains the above copyright notice and this license. These can be
included either as stand-alone text files, human-readable headers or
in the appropriate machine-readable metadata fields within text or
binary files as long as those fields can be easily viewed by the user.

3) No Modified Version of the Font Software may use the Reserved Font
Name(s) unless explicit written permission is granted by the corresponding
Copyright Holder. This restriction only applies to the primary font name as
presented to the users.

4) The name(s) of the Copyright Holder(s) or the Author(s) of the Font
Software shall not be used to promote, endorse or advertise any
Modified Version, except to acknowledge the contribution(s) of the
Copyright Holder(s) and the Author(s) or with their explicit written
permission.

5) The Font Software, modified or unmodified, in part or in whole,
must be distributed entirely under this license, and must not be
distributed under any other license. The requirement for fonts to
remain under this license does not apply to any document created
using the Font Software.

TERMINATION

This license becomes null and void if any of the above conditions are not met.

DISCLAIMER

THE FONT SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, OR OTHER RIGHT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE FONT SOFTWARE OR FROM OTHER DEALINGS IN THE FONT SOFTWARE.

More info: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL

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