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Protecting against web font download access


#1

I've purchased some very expensive fonts for a site I'm working on the client wants to make sure that the fonts can't be downloaded or accessed directly.

However, currently I can hit Command-U in Safari and download the WOFF files.

Can I use an .htaccess file or something or redirect a user so the fonts can't be downloaded?

Safari Mac on Apple.com — The fonts can be clicked on but will not download.


#2

I don't think this is possible. For users to be able to use an asset, it has to be downloaded into their web browser.

See

http://stackoverflow.com/a/21471437/584192
http://www.typophile.com/node/80145
http://stackoverflow.com/q/33262225/584192


#3

Yes, I've already heard that before. Yet again and again, I keep seeing it on sites like Apple.com and many others.

Try and download this font (pulled from the CSS): http://www.apple.com/wss/fonts/SF-Pro-Display/v1/sf-pro-display_medium.woff


#4

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