Buyer’s Guide: OurType EULA

We’re introducing a new series for buyers. Every month we will pick two foundries from FontShop and highlight key points that you should pay attention to in their EULA.


The first foundry we’ll highlight is OurType because of their exceptional basic EULA that allows web and mobile embedding. Yes, I said their basic EULA allows you to embed the font you licensed into one (1) website and one (1) mobile app. The standard license also allows embedding the fonts into PDFs and e-Publications! Since OurType delivers OpenType, TrueType, and EOT/WOFF files with their product you’ll have everything that you’ll need to create documents, a web site, and a mobile app.

Now for the fun part. The basic license allows OurType fonts to be used in a single (1) location for up to 5 users, but you can extend the license to support additional locations and users. You can not share the fonts with third parties that do not have a license for the same fonts. And you can not send the font files to a service bureau or a printer, but you can deliver your files as press-ready PDFs with the fonts embedded. If your website or mobile app allows users to create content using the font, then an additional license (Online Editing-Publishing) will need to be issued.

Phew! Hope you got all of that. If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Stay tuned for Dalton Maag.


  1. Posted May 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM | Permalink

    The licence conditions of OurType are really generous and great. I only realised yesterday that if one orders the fonts via Fontshop one will get four file formats: woff, eof, ttf and otf. This wasn’t the case in past orders.

    Are the web fonts hand hinted? Is it possible to get the woff, eof and ttf formats also for older purchases of OurType fonts from FontShop?

    I run a website using Fakt and Fakt Slab but since the purchase at that time only offered otf format I wonder if I could get the web formats now? However, it might be this makes sense only if the web fonts are hand hinted.

    What do you experts think about this?

  2. Theresa dela Cruz
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 3:10 PM | Permalink


    Woff, eot, and ttf formats are a new addition to OurType’s products. If you previously purchased a license from FontShop, please email our support team with your order number and we can help you obtain the new files.

  3. Posted May 14, 2013 at 5:31 AM | Permalink

    Thank you. I am going to it as you suggested.

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