Microsoft font properties editor
Microsoft's free Font properties extension lets Windows users learn more about their fonts. The extension provides access to text entries stored within TrueType and OpenType™ fonts. Because type designers cannot easily edit these entries, we have created the Font Properties Editor.
The editor gives type designers access to the following entries:
- designer - the type designer or designers
- designer link - the designer's Web site or e-mail address
- type foundry - the company responsible for marketing the font
- foundry link - the company's Web site or e-mail address
- description - background information on the font, the people who created it, advice on its use, and information about upgrades and technical support
- license - the license field should contain in plain language the restrictions placed on the use of this font. Some issues you may consider include:
- Type of font. If the font is 'shareware' or 'freeware', you may wish to define what you mean by these terms.
- Redistribution. Even if you are giving the font away for free, can the people you give it to redistribute it?
- Service bureaus. Are users of the font allowed to loan it to service bureaus?
- Embedding. Ensure that any restrictions on embedding are consistent with the embedding permissions encoded within the font.
- Conversion & manipulation. Do you allow users to convert the font to a different format, or manipulate the outlines? What restrictions do you place on the redistribution of such 'derivative works'?
- license link - a link to a licensing FAQ or an e-mail contact for licensing questions
- Vendor ID - a unique four letter code that identifies the font foundry
- Embedding - embedding permissions may be made more restrictive