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Buyer’s Guide: Can I install EOT or WOFF on my computer?

When you’re searching for fonts on FontShop, sometimes you’ll see webfonts in your search results. For example, if you search for “FF DIN” only, “FF DIN Web” may come up down the list, too:

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Keep in mind that desktop fonts and webfonts are not the same! Desktop licensing and web licensing are completely separate, so if you’re planning on using something like FF DIN for a big project that includes print materials and a shiny new website, you’ll need to license both the desktop version (OpenType or TrueType format) and the web version (EOT and WOFF formats).

buyersguide-eotwoffIf you have only purchased a webfont, you will not be able to install the webfonts on your computer. Webfont formats — EOT and WOFF — cannot be installed on Macs or PCs. A webfont will not work in desktop programs like InDesign or Microsoft Word.

If you need a version to install on your computer for mockups or wireframes (in Photoshop or Illustrator, for example), you can use our Plugin to test out fonts in Adobe® Creative Suite® — it’s free and easy to use!

Typographic Pinspiration of 2012

We started pinning back in July and have, since then, created almost 50 unique boards full of typographic eye candy. As 2012 comes to a close, here are some of our favorite pinboards:

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The most delicious of them all. We have many tasty type samples up on Pinterest divided between various food-themed pinboards. From Edible Type to Savory Stems to SweetShop, you’ll find letters crafted from cookies and pancake mix to tempting fonts like Chocolate and Candy Script. Let your computer gain the holiday weight this season with more fonts!

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The boards that get In Your Face. We dedicated a few boards to some of our popular FontFonts. FF Chartwell was an exciting new release for us this year, FF Mister K was one of many TDC Typeface Design Winners for 2012, and FF DIN is one of our top bestsellers. Learn more about these faces by checking out their spotlights on Pinterest!

pinterest-geekyboards2012The geeky side of FontShop. Here at FontShop, we geek out about more than just fonts. Our nerdiest pinboards reflect this best — we’ve expressed our love for videos games, the cosmos, and Middle Earth through typography. Explore the 8-bit overworlds of Mario and Zelda with pixel fonts on our Like A Boss board, relive Curiosity’s amazing landing on Mars with our Spacing Out board, and journey to the Shire with uncial fonts and beautiful photography from fStop Images on our Keep Calm & Hobbiton board.

Aside from our themed boards, don’t forget about some of our 2012 events: examine the decathlon competition and results from the Fontlympics and be thankful you’re still alive by taking a look at the fonts that were included from the Mayan Calendar Countdown. And to get you pumped up for our Best of 2012, browse through our Best Typefaces of 2011 pinboard while you wait!

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