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Pixelous says

Hi, everyone, I saw a similar post here recently but can’t find it via searching. Could someone say it’s allowed to use icon fonts in theme development to be accepted on TF? If yes, should I pack this font to my theme or I should use a li?k into it in such a way <link href=’http://somefont/css?family=Family' rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’> ?

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codeblvck says

Yeh mate you can use icon fonts. If the font author permits the use you would be better off adding font to your download package.

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Pixelous says

Yeh mate you can use icon fonts. If the font author permits the use you would be better off adding font to your download package.

Thanks for the reply, u sure I can use them? How do u know about that? Do u use them at your theme?

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codeblvck says

i only have one theme available, the other one i have just submitted but that uses font awesome. Alot of templates use icon fonts, specifically this one its a standard for bootstrap. Just like jquery plugins it just depends on the license of the font if you are allowed to use it in a commercial project.

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nagaemas says
It was clarified in this thread :) http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/clarification-on-including-icon-fonts-in-themes/73312

Just look at the Icon Font licence statement.. if it’s allowed, then it should be no problem to include it in your download package. Font awesome for example, has a CC BY 3 .0 licence, so it should be no problem as long as you attribute the work.

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virtuti says

And this: “I don’t know what’s all the fuss about this — sure it’s a bit of a pain — but you just need to place an empty folder called ‘Fonts’ and write in the docs where they can download and where to paste the fonts files.”?

I do not include font@face fonts (following the above quoted instruction) and already got a complain from a buyer.

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ChillThemes says

And this: “I don’t know what’s all the fuss about this — sure it’s a bit of a pain — but you just need to place an empty folder called ‘Fonts’ and write in the docs where they can download and where to paste the fonts files.”? I do not include font@face fonts (following the above quoted instruction) and already got a complain from a buyer.

I had to do that when we weren’t allowed to include font awesome fonts in the final download, which caused my item to be rated low a few times because a few were claiming it didn’t work as intended/couldn’t get the fonts to work.

I’m guessing they don’t read the documentation, it’s like when you buy something new, you toss the directions aside and start messing around with the product.

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