Author Archives: Theresa dela Cruz

Buyer’s Guide: Top Five Help Topics

Here are the top five help topics that may help you when you are looking to license a font on FontShop.

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What do all these abbreviations mean?
An in-depth article on all the abbreviations that you my encounter on FontShop.

I can’t find the font in Microsoft Word on Mac OS X
Experiencing frustation over not finding your licensed font in MS Office on your Mac, well you are not alone. This guide is a solution to a common problem.

Can I install EOT or WOFF on my computer?
You cannot install EOT or WOFF and use it on desktop programs.

When and how will I get my fonts after I buy them?
A quick explanation on the download process.

FontFont OpenType Formats Explained
If you need help choosing the format for FF DIN, or other FontFonts, then this article is for you.

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: Find FontShop at TYPO San Francisco

Join the FontShop team at TYPO San Francisco this week, April 10-11, and take part in the Anagram Scavenger Hunt. Clues will be given via Twitter and Instagram to find the FontShopper with the missing character. Everyone participating in the game gets a prize! First person to find the missing character gets something extra, and we’ll share the glyph with all the attendees via Social Media.

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Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Attendees will get a postcard in their goodie bag, with additional clues. Once you solve the anagram, you can use it to take 30% off your next FontShop purchase the following week.

If you still haven’t bought a ticket for TYPO San Francisco, you still have time. There are only a few seats left. Buy a ticket now!

Next FontShop: A Bold Undertaking

Check it out. The next FontShop website is in beta. It’s raw. It’s unfinished. It’s in flux. But we’re launching it anyway.

Why? Because we love the new design, and we want YOU to help us shape its development. Seriously. The site at next.fontshop.com is an open invitation for you to explore, have fun and test out the simplified, playful new design.

And then we want you to let loose: tell us what you love about it, what you hate about it, and above all, tell us what you want us to add to it. As you submit ideas and requests, we’ll continue to build on the initial foundation-stone, regularly publishing new features and modules based on your feedback over the coming months.

It’s all part of an experiment in collaborative agile design, jointly conceived and fostered by FontShop and the creative minds at Edenspiekermann. Its purpose is to get you, the public, to participate in the design process, and help create the perfect place to find fonts.

In the true spirit of the project, we’re not even going to bother extolling the beauty and the simplicity of the design here. Instead, we say only: go see it for yourself. Form your own opinion. Then tell us what you think.

New Fonts This Week

High Jinks by Comicraft

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Coco FY by FONTYOU

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Abril Titling by TypeTogether

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Essay Text by TypeTogether

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DIY Time by Latinotype

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Sofia Soft by Mostardesign Studio

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Continuing Promotions

Showcase family pack by Latinotype80% off until 10 April

Anglecia Complete Pro, Anglecia Display Pro, Anglecia Title Pro, Anglecia Text Pro by Mint Type80% off until 15 April

Courtesy Script Family by Sudtipos30% off until 20 April

Sofia Soft by Mostardesign Studio = 75% off until 23 of April

DIY Time by Latinotype = 75% off until 23 of April

Nitti Grotesk by Bold Monday30% off until 30 April

Marianina FY by FONTYOU80% off until 4 May

Coco FY and LolaLola FY by FONTYOU50% off until 4 May

Exquise FY, Kaili FY, Bruum FY by FONTYOU70% off until 4 May


Want detailed showing of new fonts straight to your inbox? Make sure you’re receiving them in your inbox. They maybe getting lost in the promotions section. If you use Gmail then you can drag and drop the FontShop Newsletter from your Promotions Tab to your Primary Tab.

Buyer’s Guide: DynaComware EULA

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Founded in 1987 (as DynaLab), DynaComware provides high definition Asian fonts. Check out DF Hei and DF Gothic Japanese on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to your designated licensed users at 1 location.
  • You are allowed to make one backup copy of the font software.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.

See DynaComware EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Red Rooster.

New FontFonts This Week

FF Antithesis by FontFont, Webfonts Available

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FF Ginger by FontFont

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FF Good Headline & FF Good by FontFont, Web Available
4 New Widths and 2 New Weights

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Continuing Promotions

Shentox by EmType30% off until 31 March

Showcase family pack by Latinotype80% off until 10 April

Anglecia Complete Pro, Anglecia Display Pro, Anglecia Title Pro, Anglecia Text Pro by Mint Type80% off until 15 April

Courtesy Script Family by Sudtipos30% off until 20 April

Nitti Grotesk by Bold Monday30% off until 30 April

Coco FY and LolaLola FY by FONTYOU50% off until 4 May

Exquise FY, Kaili FY, Bruum FY by FONTYOU70% off until 4 May

Marianina FY by FONTYOU80% off until 4 May


Want detailed showing of new fonts straight to your inbox? Make sure you’re receiving them in your inbox. They maybe getting lost in the promotions section. If you use Gmail then you can drag and drop the FontShop Newsletter from your Promotions Tab to your Primary Tab.

Buyer’s Guide: New Product Pages

Our last installment of the new product page series is here. With features that incorporate elements from the Fonts Like This Tab , the Related Tab will help you find the perfect alternate. Let’s go over the two options you have in the tab; Similar and FontList.

The Similar section will recommend alternate fonts that have related qualities. For popular typefaces, like Neue Helvetica, you may see suggestions that that are curated by FontShop’s experts first.

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If the product you selected appears in a FontList, then that list will show in Related Tab’s FontList section.

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We hope this makes licensing a font easier on FontShop.

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

New Fonts This Week

Vtg Stencil US No. 72 Alt Rough by Astype
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Vtg Stencil US No. 51 Regular by Astype

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Continuing Promotions

Shentox by EmType30% off until 31 March

Showcase family pack by Latinotype80% off until 10 April

Anglecia Complete Pro, Anglecia Display Pro, Anglecia Title Pro, Anglecia Text Pro by Mint Type80% off until 15 April

Courtesy Script Family by Sudtipos30% off until 20 April

Nitti Grotesk by Bold Monday30% off until 30 April


Want detailed showing of new fonts straight to your inbox? Make sure you’re receiving them in your inbox. They maybe getting lost in the promotions section. If you use Gmail then you can drag and drop the FontShop Newsletter from your Promotions Tab to your Primary Tab.

Buyer’s Guide: Device Fonts

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Device Fonts is the foundry arm of Rian Hughes’ studio. With over 200 fonts, the collection covers various genres with styles that can be categorized as playful to serious. Check out Battery Park, Paralucent, and Dazzle on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 CPUs in 1 location.
  • You can take a digitized copy of the font software to a commercial printer or service bureau to print documents only if the commercial printer or service bureau has a license to use the font software.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.

See Device Fonts EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is DynaComware.

Buyer’s Guide: ARS Type

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ARS Type is an independent type foundry based in Amsterdam. Established in 1994 by designer Angus R. Shamal the foundry has a versatile library of unique, high-quality text and display faces. Check out ARS Maquette, ARS Region, and ARS District on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 CPUs in 1 location.
  • You can create a non-editable Workflow PDF to your printers as long as the font is subsetted and is distributed on a one-to-one basis, over a closed network .

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website using @font-face.
  • You cannot embed the font software into an Application.

See ARS Type EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Device Fonts.

Buyer’s Guide: New Product Pages

Welcome to the second part of our new product page series. Last week we reviewed two features, the sample text tool bar and buying options, on FontShop. This week we’ll take a look at the Glyph Tab using Gordon by Letterbox as an example.

The Character Set option allows you to view the all the glyphs available in a specific font. A small arrow will appear in a glyph’s box if there are alternates characters for that glyph. You can click on the arrow to preview the alternates.

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The Language Support option will show you all of the languages that the font will support. Typically fonts will support common languages like Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, and Spanish.

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Now you know where to find out if a font has contextual alternates and supports a specific language. If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: HVD Fonts EULA

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Founded by Hannes Von Döhren in 2002, HVD Fonts is based in Berlin, Germany and provides high quality fonts. With a collection that has seen a recent rapid growth, the foundry has created a solid foundation of original families in various styles. Check out Brandon Grotesque, Diamonds, and Livory on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 users in 1 location.
  • You can embed the font in a non-editable document, application, or device as a rasterized representation of the font software, or as a subset that allows only viewing and printing.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website.

See HVD Fonts EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is ARS Type.

New Fonts This Week

Alverata by TypeTogether

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Ennio FY by FONTYOU, Webfont Available

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Kraaken FY by FONTYOU, Webfont Available

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Minuit FY by FONTYOU, Webfont Available

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Australis Swash by Latinotype

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Ride my Bike Serif by Latinotype

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Falcon Script by Alan Meeks, Webfont Available

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Spartacus by Alan Meeks, Webfont Available

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Continuing Promotions

Arquitecta by Latinotype85% off until 21 February

Adria Grotesk by FaceType90% off until 21 February

Supernett cn Family by FaceType50% off until 27 February

Squirrel, Saya, Maryleen, Brixton, Achille, Booster Next, Younion, and Vidok by FONTYOU50%-85% off until 28 February

Lalola by Type-O-Tones20% off until 28 February

Schwager Sans Family and Schwager Sans Family Web by Latinotype75% off until 2 March

Evergreen by Sudtipos30% off until 2 March

All Typefolio30% off until 5 March

Australis Swash Pro family by Latinotype - 50% off until 17 March

Ride my Bike Serif Pro family and Essential family by Latinotype70% off until 17 March

Nitti Grotesk by Bold Monday30% off until 30 April


Want detailed showing of new fonts straight to your inbox? Make sure you’re receiving them in your inbox. They may be getting lost in the Gmail promotions section. If you use Gmail then you can drag and drop the FontShop Newsletter from your Promotions Tab to your Primary Tab.

Buyer’s Guide: New Product Pages

Our product pages have changed. Now it’s easier to test, view, and find related styles within a family. Here two key features to be aware of and we’ll use Klavika by Process Type Foundry as an example.

The sample text tool bar is now under the Specimen tab. Preview short text in different sizes and colors!

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Buying Options allows you to see the available formats, included and related styles, plus the option to add multiple styles of a family to your cart.

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We’ll delve deeper into the new product page features in our next Buyer’s Guide. We hope you enjoy the new layout. If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: PsyOps Type Foundry EULA

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Launched in 1995, PSY/OPS was built on providing solid customer support and collaborative opportunities with other designers around the world. The foundry creates typefaces for tech giants, manufacturers, game developers, print publishers and more. Their collection of unique typefaces has steadily grown throughout the years to create an eclectic library. Check out Harunami, Ruzena Antikva, and Oxtail on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 6 devices in 1 location.
  • Derivative works created by you with the PSY/OPS font software is subject to the terms and conditions of the original EULA.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font without an additional license.

See PsyOps Type Foundry EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is HVD Fonts.

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