Exporting WebFont as Non-Installable .ttf File


#1

I would like to export a TTF (or OTF) file for web font use that cannot be installed on a desktop computer but only embedded in website. Is this possible?


#2

There where some discussion about that on the forum. There are some ways to break fonts for desktops but they can be easily repaired with the right tools.


#3

OK can you refer me that discussion? (I couldn’t seem to track it)


#4

I thought that there was a more detailed discussion: Webfont Custom Parameters
but speaking about the protection scheme in public is not very wise as it gives the thieves all the info they need.


#5

Haha :slight_smile:
I don’t mind it being a solution that can be easily repaired. FontSquirrel has a nice WebOnly feature. Can this be implemented in GlyphsApp?


#6

I mean I would like to have a TTF file that is WebOnly.


#7

There is a custom parameter for that :wink:


#8

What is it?


#9

Did you know that there is a complete list of all parameters in the Handbook :wink:


#10

It seems that the “Webfont Only” parameter is not working anymore. I export the font as .ttf and can install the file as normal. Is there another way to achieve this? Thanks!


#11

I think it only affects WOFF and WOFF2.


#12

Ah ok. Is there any solution that you know of for making TTF files not instal-able?


#13

There is no 100% save solution. It is only some obfuscating and explaining that in the open is defeating it.