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  • I am trying to find out what fonts are licensed for use on the Windows Mobile and Pocket PC platforms. I know a font can just be added to a PDAs windows\fonts folder for use by copying it from the PCs windows\fonts directory but I was unsure of the legal position of doing this.  My understanding is that Microsoft have licensed Arial etc for use on Windows but I was not sure whether this extended to Windows Mobile.  I have always stuck to the defaults of Tahoma and Courier New but have been asked whether other fonts could be used.
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 8:48 AM

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  • I do not know the answer for WM and Pocket PC but, in creating a Windows CE image you can include the following fonts (see below). I imagine that WM development environment allows the OEM to do the same so...
    Disclaimer: I'm not a legal!
     
    Arial (Subset 1_30)
     
    Arial Black
     
    Arial Bold
     
    Arial Bold Italic
     
    Arial Italic
     
    Comic Sans MS
     
    Comic Sans MS Bold
     
    Courier New (Subset 1_30)
     
    Courier New Bold
     
    Courier New Bold Italic
     
    Courier New Italic
     
    Georgia
     
    Georgia Bold
     
    Georgia Bold Italic
     
    Georgia Italic
     
    Impact
     
    Kino
     
    MSLogo
     
    Symbol
     
    Tahoma (Subset 1_07)
     
    Tahoma Bold
     
    Times New Roman (Subset 1_30)
     
    Times New Roman Bold
     
    Times New Roman Bold Italic
     
    Times New Roman Italic
     
    Trebuchet MS
     
    Trebuchet MS Bold
     
    Trebuchet MS Bold Italic
     
    Trebuchet MS Italic
     
    Verdana
     
    Verdana Bold
     
    Verdana Bold Italic
     
    Verdana Italic
     
    Webdings
     
    Wingding
     
    SimSun and NSimSun
     
    SimSun and NSimSun (Subset 2_50)
     
    SimSun and NSimSun (Subset 2_60)
     
    SimSun and NSimSun (Subset 2_70)
     
    SimSun and NSimSun (Subset 2_80)
     
    SimSun and NSimSun (Subset 2_90)
     
    MingLiU and PMingLiU
     
    MingLiU and PMingLiU (Subset 2_70)
     
    MingLiU and PMingLiU (Subset 2_80)
     
    MingLiU and PMingLiU (Subset 2_90)
     
    MS Gothic, MS PGothic, and MS UI Gothic
     
    MS Gothic, MS PGothic, and MS UI Gothic (Subset 1_50)
     
    MS Gothic, MS PGothic, and MS UI Gothic (Subset 1_60)
     
    MS Gothic, MS PGothic, and MS UI Gothic (Subset 1_70)
     
    MS Gothic, MS PGothic, and MS UI Gothic (Subset 1_80)
     
    MS Gothic, MS PGothic, and MS UI Gothic (Subset 1_90)
     
    MS Gothic and MS PGothic (Subset 30)
     
    MS Gothic and MS PGothic (Subset 30_1_19)
     
    Gulim (GL_CE)
     
    Gulim and GulimChe (Subset 1_30)
     
    Gulim and GulimChe (Subset 1_40)
     
    Gulim and GulimChe (Subset 1_50)
     
    Gulim and GulimChe (Subset 1_60)
     

    --
    Luca Calligaris (MVP-Windows Embedded)
    lucaDOTcalligarisATeurotechDOTcom
    www.eurotech.com
     
     
    "tgderekw" <=?utf-8?B?dGdkZXJla3c=?=> ha scritto nel messaggio news:c6c84dd2-ed9d-49cc-ae5b-598ae4251328...
    I am trying to find out what fonts are licensed for use on the Windows Mobile and Pocket PC platforms. I know a font can just be added to a PDAs windows\fonts folder for use by copying it from the PCs windows\fonts directory but I was unsure of the legal position of doing this.  My understanding is that Microsoft have licensed Arial etc for use on Windows but I was not sure whether this extended to Windows Mobile.  I have always stuck to the defaults of Tahoma and Courier New but have been asked whether other fonts could be used.

    Luca Calligaris (MVP-Windows Embedded) lucaDOTcalligarisATeurotechDOTcom www.eurotech.com
    • Marked as answer by tgderekw Wednesday, January 5, 2011 2:07 PM
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 10:28 AM
  • Depending on why you are asking this question, you probably want to discuss this with your corporate lawyer, not a discussion forum.  Take a look at http://www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq11.htm


    Bruce Eitman (eMVP)
    Senior Engineer
    Bruce.Eitman AT Eurotech DOT com
    My BLOG http://geekswithblogs.net/bruceeitman

    Eurotech Inc.
    www.Eurotech.com
    • Marked as answer by tgderekw Wednesday, January 5, 2011 2:08 PM
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:48 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • I do not know the answer for WM and Pocket PC but, in creating a Windows CE image you can include the following fonts (see below). I imagine that WM development environment allows the OEM to do the same so...
    Disclaimer: I'm not a legal!
     
    Arial (Subset 1_30)
     
    Arial Black
     
    Arial Bold
     
    Arial Bold Italic
     
    Arial Italic
     
    Comic Sans MS
     
    Comic Sans MS Bold
     
    Courier New (Subset 1_30)
     
    Courier New Bold
     
    Courier New Bold Italic
     
    Courier New Italic
     
    Georgia
     
    Georgia Bold
     
    Georgia Bold Italic
     
    Georgia Italic
     
    Impact
     
    Kino
     
    MSLogo
     
    Symbol
     
    Tahoma (Subset 1_07)
     
    Tahoma Bold
     
    Times New Roman (Subset 1_30)
     
    Times New Roman Bold
     
    Times New Roman Bold Italic
     
    Times New Roman Italic
     
    Trebuchet MS
     
    Trebuchet MS Bold
     
    Trebuchet MS Bold Italic
     
    Trebuchet MS Italic
     
    Verdana
     
    Verdana Bold
     
    Verdana Bold Italic
     
    Verdana Italic
     
    Webdings
     
    Wingding
     
    SimSun and NSimSun
     
    SimSun and NSimSun (Subset 2_50)
     
    SimSun and NSimSun (Subset 2_60)
     
    SimSun and NSimSun (Subset 2_70)
     
    SimSun and NSimSun (Subset 2_80)
     
    SimSun and NSimSun (Subset 2_90)
     
    MingLiU and PMingLiU
     
    MingLiU and PMingLiU (Subset 2_70)
     
    MingLiU and PMingLiU (Subset 2_80)
     
    MingLiU and PMingLiU (Subset 2_90)
     
    MS Gothic, MS PGothic, and MS UI Gothic
     
    MS Gothic, MS PGothic, and MS UI Gothic (Subset 1_50)
     
    MS Gothic, MS PGothic, and MS UI Gothic (Subset 1_60)
     
    MS Gothic, MS PGothic, and MS UI Gothic (Subset 1_70)
     
    MS Gothic, MS PGothic, and MS UI Gothic (Subset 1_80)
     
    MS Gothic, MS PGothic, and MS UI Gothic (Subset 1_90)
     
    MS Gothic and MS PGothic (Subset 30)
     
    MS Gothic and MS PGothic (Subset 30_1_19)
     
    Gulim (GL_CE)
     
    Gulim and GulimChe (Subset 1_30)
     
    Gulim and GulimChe (Subset 1_40)
     
    Gulim and GulimChe (Subset 1_50)
     
    Gulim and GulimChe (Subset 1_60)
     

    --
    Luca Calligaris (MVP-Windows Embedded)
    lucaDOTcalligarisATeurotechDOTcom
    www.eurotech.com
     
     
    "tgderekw" <=?utf-8?B?dGdkZXJla3c=?=> ha scritto nel messaggio news:c6c84dd2-ed9d-49cc-ae5b-598ae4251328...
    I am trying to find out what fonts are licensed for use on the Windows Mobile and Pocket PC platforms. I know a font can just be added to a PDAs windows\fonts folder for use by copying it from the PCs windows\fonts directory but I was unsure of the legal position of doing this.  My understanding is that Microsoft have licensed Arial etc for use on Windows but I was not sure whether this extended to Windows Mobile.  I have always stuck to the defaults of Tahoma and Courier New but have been asked whether other fonts could be used.

    Luca Calligaris (MVP-Windows Embedded) lucaDOTcalligarisATeurotechDOTcom www.eurotech.com
    • Marked as answer by tgderekw Wednesday, January 5, 2011 2:07 PM
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 10:28 AM
  • Depending on why you are asking this question, you probably want to discuss this with your corporate lawyer, not a discussion forum.  Take a look at http://www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq11.htm


    Bruce Eitman (eMVP)
    Senior Engineer
    Bruce.Eitman AT Eurotech DOT com
    My BLOG http://geekswithblogs.net/bruceeitman

    Eurotech Inc.
    www.Eurotech.com
    • Marked as answer by tgderekw Wednesday, January 5, 2011 2:08 PM
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:48 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the responses here... I have spent 6 months trying periodically to get an answer to this one... having not got anything more definitive we have ended up deciding to continue using the defaults. 
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 2:11 PM
  • The problem might have been that you were asking the wrong question.  The question must be asked from the font side, that is are you licensed to distribute the font to your users?

    That question was clearly answered in the link that I posted.


    Bruce Eitman (eMVP)
    Senior Engineer
    Bruce.Eitman AT Eurotech DOT com
    My BLOG http://geekswithblogs.net/bruceeitman

    Eurotech Inc.
    www.Eurotech.com
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:24 PM
    Moderator