Are there built in capabilities to inventory for commercial Fonts? I have a need to inventory and setup license metrics for commercial fonts that are deployed desktop, web, and print imbeded.
Jul 23, 2020 09:35 AM
My customers, managing their commercial fonts, made sure to create installer packages so that inventory would pick them up on the machines they're deployed to. With these evidences you can then link to manually created applications. These apps can then be used in licenses as you like, user or device type.
I found this to be a simple but effective solution.
Edit: I would go with a package per font family.
Jul 24, 2020 03:36 AM - edited Jul 24, 2020 03:37 AM
Thank you for the response.
This is a good process.
It is not a inventory solution. It is a packaging solution.
Fonts are one of the original copy righted items. They are software now. They can automatically be installed just by opening a document. I am needing an inventory solution to identify fonts and the software vendor that owns them.
Jul 31, 2020 09:01 AM
If everyone can install them by opening a document, you might just have a problem on a whole other level.
Here are some ideas regarding inventory:
Aug 01, 2020 03:34 PM
I don't know of any solutions to handle font inventory gathering and licensing beyond what has already been discussed in this thread. However the following Idea related to has now been logged, so you may want to consider voting for it: FNMS-I-118: Detection of usage of commercial fonts.
Jul 16, 2021 07:15 AM - edited Jul 16, 2021 07:43 AM
If you can, make a push for a smart deployment solution. If there are installer packages used to deploy the fonts, you should have an easy time using standard inventory strategies.
Jul 16, 2021 07:24 AM
But the question is, does ARL recognize the commercial fonts?
Also, I am looking for a larger solution, which Flexnet cannot solve, but I would like to seek an opinion anyway. Is there a tool available, that could scan target websites and let me know the fonts used, that would be nice. If it can classify them into free/commercial as well, that would be great
Jul 16, 2021 07:56 AM