I understand that I am allowed to use fonts licensed under the Open Font License in PDFs. However, I want to do it in a way that complies with the OFL and some things remain pretty unclear to me. Even if I never had any intention to redistribute fonts through a PDF, as the OFL FAQ 1.15 states:
“Certain document formats may allow the inclusion of an unmodified font within their file structure which may consist of a compressed folder containing the various resources forming the document (such as pictures and thumbnails). Including fonts within such a structure is understood as being different from embedding but rather similar to bundling (or mere aggregation) which the license explicitly allows. In this case the font is conveyed unchanged whereas embedding a font usually transforms it from the original format. […] Even if the font travels inside the document as one of its assets, it should not lose its authorship information and licensing.”
When I open a PDF in Acrobat Reader I can find which fonts are present inside it. And it is pretty clear in the abovementioned FAQ that it is legally a technical matter, not one of intention. Which leads me to three questions :
1.) Could the creation of PDFs, or certain kinds of PDFs (e.g. ones that contain searchable text), generally or using certain softwares, add the font to the document in a way that would make mention of the font’s copyright and license necessary to comply with the OFL?
2.) Is there any way that I can check whether the copyright and licensing information remained present, in a way that complies with the OFL, in the version of the font that is inside a PDF ?
3.) If the answer to question 2 is no, where and how do I add the fonts’ copyright and licensing information to comply with the OFL in case of doubt?
Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer my questions!