Font Licenses Explained

What is a font license?
A font license grants someone the right to use the font, according to the terms contained in the license. Regardless of whether you are a designer or personal user, it is important to check a font’s license before usage. The most fundamental standard to font licensing is that unless specifically allowed by the license, a font

The Characteristics of a Font

Weight
Weight is the thickness of the letters. Although regular fonts you see in Microsoft Office may only have a few weights, specialty typefaces can easily have a dozen weights. Generally, heavier-weighted fonts (ie. Bolder ones) are reserved for emphasis text