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Plant Breeder’s webfont

Now you can easily insert the Australian Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR) logo as text on your website. Download and install Adam Dimech’s free* Plant Breeder’s webfont as the ideal way to display the PBR mark next to cultivar names for your horticultural website.

The Australian Plant Breeders Rights Act 1994 requires owners of PBR-protected plants to indicate the protected status of their cultivars by inserting the PBR mark (P) beside the plant name.  Until now, this has been very difficult to achieve on websites without resorting to unsightly tiny graphics or simply typing “PBR” beside plant names.

Plant label with Australian Plant Breeders Rights symbol on it
Indicating Plant Breeder’s Rights on protected cultivars in Australia is critical.

Now there’s a way to easily insert the PBR logo beside plant names in a manner which will work on all devices and in all browsers, will print reliably and pose minimal technial challenges.

Adam Dimech’s Plant Breeder’s webfont kit has been designed with accessibility in mind. Visitors who rely on screen readers to access the website will hear the logo read aloud as “PBR”.

Key advantages of using Adam Dimech’s Plant Breeder’s webfont:

  1. Inserts the PBR logo beside cultivar names as text.
  2. Easy to install on any web server.
  3. Complies with the labelling requirements of the Plant Breeders Rights Act 1994.
  4. Protects your intellectual property or reminds your readers of the PBR status of cultivars that you write about.
  5. Works on all devices (mobiles, desktops, tablets) and modern browsers (including screen readers).
  6. Adds a professional touch to your horticultural website.
  7. Free to use commercially (subject to the Usage Terms).

What's included?

Adam Dimech’s Plant Breeder’s webfont kit contains:

Simple installation instructions for quick implementation:

  1. Download the webfont kit ZIP file and unzip the contents to your local drive.
  2. Upload all of the files to the root directory of your web server via FTP.
  3. Insert the following code into the head of your web pages:
    <link href="adonline-pbr-webfont.css" rel="stylesheet">
  4. Implement inline by referencing the pbr class as follows:
    <span class="pbr">(PBR)</span>

Examples of usage:

Adam Dimech’s Plant Breeder’s webfont is designed to be used in the following manner, making it accessible and complying with spacing requirements of the PBR logo under the Plant Breeders Rights Act 1994:

HTML code:

<p><i>Acacia cognata</i> 'Mini Cog' <span class="pbr">(PBR)</span></p>


Acacia cognata ‘Mini Cog’ (PBR)


As an alternative, the use of lower-case letters will generate a PBR logo with the PBR lettering included. This may be useful for some applications:

HTML code:

<p><i>Acacia cognata</i> 'Mini Cog' <span class="pbr">(pbr)</span></p>


Acacia cognata ‘Mini Cog’ (pbr)

Advanced installation instructions for a custom implementation

  1. Download the webfont kit ZIP file and unzip the contents to your local drive.
  2. Upload the font files to your web server via FTP, taking note of the directory location.
  3. Using a text-editor of your choice, open adonline-pbr-webfont.css and edit the directory paths in the following code to point to your files:
    /* Adam Dimech's Plant Breeder's Webfont */
    /* */
    @font-face {
        font-family: 'adonline-PBR';
        src: url('path/to/your/files/adonline-pbr-webfont.woff2') format('woff2'),
            url('path/to/your/files/adonline-pbr-webfont.woff') format('woff'),
            url('path/to/your/files/adonline-pbr-webfont.ttf') format('truetype'),
            url('path/to/your/files/adonline-pbr-webfont.svg#adonline-PBR') format('svg');
        font-display: swap;
    .pbr {
      font-family: 'adonline-PBR';
  4. Copy the edited text from adonline-pbr-webfont.css and insert into your website’s pre-existing CSS file.
  5. Upload your modified CSS file to the web server.
  6. Implement inline by referencing the pbr class as follows:
    <span class="pbr">(PBR)</span>
  7. If you found Adam Dimech’s Plant Breeder’s webfont to be useful, make a donation via PayPal:
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Usage and Disclaimer

*This font is offered as a free download, on the condition that it is not offered for download or distribution anywhere else, used to generate commercial products, onsold, bundled within other font or software packages or used to create derivative works.

As per the Plant Breeders Rights Act 1994 (Section 75, Part 4), it is an offence to falsely claim that a cultivar has PBR protection when it doesn’t. Users of this font agree not to use this font in a false or misleading manner.

Adam Dimech’s Plant Breeder’s webfont is provided “as is” with no express or implied warranty for accuracy or compliance.

Questions? Comments?

Please contact Adam Dimech via the contact form.