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Buyer’s Guide: New Search

FontShop recently launched a new feature that changes the way search works on the site. We wanted to make it easier for you to scan the results and quickly narrow down your search visually.

Let’s go over the changes so that you can optimize your search results. For this example, we will be searching for the font Blender by Gestaltensearch-for-blenderWhen you search for a font you will bring up a page that shows the family or families that a particular font belongs to. For clarification, a family is a collection of related typefaces which share common design traits, common name, and are from the same foundry.

Blender is associated with only one family, which is made of up 100 items and that includes webfont options. To view all the items available for Blender you can click on See Family.

family-pagesAt the top of the family page there are multiple sort options, including product and format to help narrow down the results even more. This is especially helpful on large families. For instance, if you know that you are looking for an OpenType format, filter the family results with the OpenType format button.

If you need to search for a single font then I recommend filtering the products by singles, font format, and sorting by weight and width. We’ll go over searching for singles in depth in the next guide.

We hope you like the new search and if you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: Family Pages

New family pages are here and they have some great features that you should be aware of. But first let’s define what we mean when we mention the term family.

A family is a collection of related typefaces which share common design traits, common name, and are from the same foundry.

When you look at a family page you’ll be able to filter by product, format, and a series of popular sortable list. For this example, we’ll use Univers.

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Singles will show you all styles that are available within the family. Packages with show you groups of those styles that are available. All will show you both singles and packages.

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If you know the format you need to license your fonts in, then you can choose those formats here. Other includes legacy formats like PC PostScript and Mac PostScript. All will show you every format available.

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You can also sort by Bestsellers, Weight and Width, Price, and Name.

We hope you like the new options and if you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

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