A font is actually a small software, and is licensed the same way. Each computer on which the font software is installed needs a valid license.
When purchasing a font license from Optimo, you buy the rights to use the font according to our EULA (End-User License Agreement) that sets the terms and conditions under which the font can be used. You don't own the font, the typeface designer remains the only copyright owner.
During the purchasing process, you must agree with the terms of the EULA to be able to download and use the fonts.
If you would like to expand your License (increase the number of computers on which the Font Software can be installed), follow the instructions bellow:
Order the same font style(s), package or family corresponding to your previous order, proceed to checkout and adjust the number of CPU’s to the new number. Continue the purchasing process until Step 4.
Fill in your previous order number in the corresponding field, then click ’ok.’ If your informations matches our database you will see the amount of your previous order deducted to your current order. Be sure to use the exact same informations found on your previous invoice.
Review your settings, select the payment method and finalize your purchase.
With the Optimo Standard License you may install the font software on a maximum of 5 computers (including: desktop computer, laptops). If you wish to install the fonts on more than 5 CPU’s, you will need to buy a additional license, please follow the ‘Increasing Licenses’ section instructions.
Optimo font licenses cover a single location only, meaning you are not allowed to install the purchased font at work and at home. An other example, if your company has offices in two location (in the same cities or not) and you consider to install the font at both locations, you will need to buy two separate licenses.
Our fonts are exclusively available as Self-Hosting webfonts using the CSS @font-face mechanism. Any technologies other than CSS @font-face, including but not limited to sIFR, Cufón or Typeface.js are not allowed. Only the WOFF (encoded within the CSS file), EOT and SVG webfont files provided by Optimo may be used. Any use of other formats (such as TTF or OTF) is strictly prohibited.
You are allowed to embed fonts in PDF documents only in a secure read-only mode to prevent the extraction of the fonts.
Our EULA allows the embedding of our fonts in Flash documents provided you prevent the extraction of the fonts by enabling the ‘Protect from import’ option when generating the files.
The modification or of the Font Software for the purpose to produce new fonts is not allowed. Any manipulation to the vector outlines contained in the font software will be considered as ‘derivative works’ and is strictly forbidden.
However you may modify the shape of the letterform—for example to create a logo—under the only condition you convert the letterforms to outlines using a drawing program.
If you need to customize a Optimo font, we would be pleased to send you a quote. Please contact us for more information.
There are many font management software available on the market like Suitcase Fusion, Linotype Font Explorer X, FontAgent and FontBook. If you decide to work with such tools, please refer to the installation manuals of each software manufacturer. If you use FontBook (freely included in with Mac OS X), check out the built-in Font Book Help guide on your Mac (in Font Book, choose Font Book Help from the Help menu) before installing your fonts.
Without a font management tool there are primarily two places (folders called ‘Fonts’) where you can drag the font files into, this action will activate them. Please, close all open applications before installing fonts otherwise they wont be immediately accessible for use unless you have a proper font management tool already installed.
If you want your fonts to be accessible to all local users of the machine, drag and drop your font files in the folder located in MacintoshHD/Library/Fonts.
If you want your fonts to be available to a particular user (but not to any other users that may have a login for the same machine), drag and drop the font files in ‘MacintoshHD/YourUserName/Library/Fonts.’
Installing fonts on Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Unzip your font files if necessary and after opening the font folder, right click the font software and select ‘install’ from the menu. More information here.
Installing fonts in Windows XP
Unzip your font files if necessary and after opening the font folder. Choose Start / Control Panel. Then double-click the Fonts folder. (If you can't see the Font's folder, click the ‘Switch to Classic View’ button located on the left side of the Control Panel window.) Choose ‘File / Install New Fonts’ and locate the fonts you want to install. Be sure that the ‘Copy Fonts to Fonts Folder’ box is checked, and click ‘OK.’
If you have trouble installing your fonts under Windows you can find more information here.