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Buyer’s Guide 101

With the New Year comes new questions … or the same ones. Below is our list of the best Buyer’s Guide tips we have for any type enthusiasts and designers out there who want to license fonts during their winter break or anyone who’s missed our previous Buyer’s Guide tips:

1. Font Formats
Double check the fonts in your cart before licensing them to make sure you have the format you need or the format that has the best compatibility with the system or programs you’re running!

2. What is EOT and WOFF?
Increase your understanding of the web formats available before licensing fonts for the web.

3. Can All Webfonts Be Linked To Typekit?
You’ve learned the difference between desktop licensing and web licensing and have decided you need to purchase some webfonts. If you have a Typekit account, read this Buyer’s Guide tip to make sure if the webfonts you want can be linked to your Typekit account or not.

4. Buying Fonts For Others
Still haven’t gotten gifts for a few people on your list? Don’t worry, you can buy fonts for them — that way, you won’t have to deal with getting out of your pajamas and trying to find parking in crowded shopping lots the day before Christmas.

If you have any other questions about buying fonts, you can view our Buyer’s Guide posts or our Help Topic forums.

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Buyer’s Guide: Buying Fonts For Others

For those of you who have designers in your family or friends that would light up at the idea of some new swashes to play around with in Illustrator this holiday season, how about getting them a font that they’ve had their eye on? This may also be the chance to license some fonts for your parents to replace those dreaded system defaults on their old computer sitting in the living room at home.

If you’re thinking that licensing a typeface like Aranjuez Pro may be the best present for your loved ones, be sure that their name and address is under the Licensee Address information before placing your order — they will need to be licensed to use the font before you send it to them, so don’t forget to double-check this part!

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Once you’ve added the fonts to your cart and entered your payment information, you’ll be able to change the Licensee information when you review your order on the Order Confirmation page. The Licensee Address will default to the primary address listed in your account, so you’ll need to change it if it’s still under your name. A link to change the Licensee Address will be under the second section with the Address Information; when you click to edit the Licensee info, you’ll be able to enter the new information. Be sure to fill in all required details!

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When you’re done entering the new license address, click on the “Next” button and you’ll be able to complete your order. Since you’ll be getting the download link after completing your purchase, you’ll need to download the ZIP file with a copy of the EULA to give as a gift — send it off in an email the night before Christmas and wait for a fresh design with the newly licensed typeface!

Take a look at our Bestsellers and New Fonts to get some ideas of which fonts may be the best to gift this holiday season!

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