The Unicode Consortium
Font Submission Policy
Information sent to the Unicode Consortium by E-mail or other means may be
retained and used in the development of the standard or other
documents and as appropriate for the nature of the transaction. In
particular, all font submissions are subject to the following Font
- By submitting a font for characters to be standardized or a
font otherwise intended to be used in a publication of the
Unicode Consortium, the submitter grants the Unicode Consortium
a license to use the font as described in
Grant of Font License and
further warrants that such submission under 'Grant of Font
License' does not infringe on the intellectual property rights
of third parties.
- Font Submissions include any transfer of a font file, font
source file or other forms of outline data to the Unicode
Consortium, or its agents, where circumstances, manner and
context of the transmission clearly indicate that it is intended
as a submission of a font or font data for use by the
Consortium. Merely embedding a font in a document, or reference
to sources of publicly available fonts is not considered a font
submission under this policy.
- Submissions can be via CD-ROM or other storage media,
E-mail, upload to an ftp site designated by the Consortium, or
by giving explicit instructions where to download a font from an
ftp or web site that is under the submitters control.
- Submitters are encouraged to complete the
Grant of Font License with
detailed information about the font and submitter and to submit
it at the time of font submission.
- The Grant of Font License should be mailed or faxed to the
Consortium head office.
- If the submitted font is accompanied by a written grant of
license document, that grant of license document governs. The
Unicode Consortium reserves the right to refuse submissions
under a written grant of license document unless it deems the
terms of said license to be sufficiently broad to cover the
requirements of the Consortium's publication process.
- Submitters of fonts not accompanied by a written grant of
license document have thirty (30) days from actual submission of
the font, to rescind the submission or to submit an explicit
grant of license document. Up to this time and for a reasonable
transition period thereafter, the Consortium may use such fonts
under the terms described in Grant
of Font License.
- After the end of this thirty (30) day period, any change in
font license terms must be agreed to in advance by the Unicode
- Fonts submitted prior to the effective date of this policy
will be subject to this policy as if they had been submitted on
the effective date of this policy.
- Fonts covered by existing written grants of font license
document and other existing license agreements are unaffected by
- The effective date of this policy is: May 1, 2004.