Is attribution required while using a Google Font as a piece of art or in video?


#1

i let all fonts i used to use when i found there was free and paid and all files were mixed, and started from zero to find a clear resource and i found google fonts , then i was shocked with this word “attribution”, i think it is impossible and insane to attribute if you use a word of font or in a piece of art or in video i never see any one did that!! please help with that ! i can not find a font to start !!! or they mean by attribution the source if you edit it or use it in a software ?!


#2

The OFL-FAQ addresses this question for OFL-licensed fonts, including most Google-Fonts-hosted fonts:

Question: 1.1 Can I use the fonts for a book or other print publication, to create logos or other graphics or even to manufacture objects based on their outlines?

Answer: Yes. You are very welcome to do so. Authors of fonts released under the OFL allow you to use their font software as such for any kind of design work. No additional license or permission is required, unlike with some other licenses. Some examples of these uses are: logos, posters, business cards, stationery, video titling, signage, t-shirts, personalised fabric, 3D-printed/laser-cut shapes, sculptures, rubber stamps, cookie cutters and lead type.

Question: 1.1.1 Does that restrict the license or distribution of that artwork?

Answer: No. You remain the author and copyright holder of that newly derived graphic or object. You are simply using an open font in the design process. It is only when you redistribute, bundle or modify the font itself that other conditions of the license have to be respected (see below for more details).

Question: 1.1.2 Is any kind of acknowledgement required?

Answer: No. Font authors may appreciate being mentioned in your artwork’s acknowledgements alongside the name of the font, possibly with a link to their website, but that is not required.

If you have further questions they are very likely to be addressed in the rest of the FAQ.