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Buyer’s Guide: How to Extend Your Current License

Does your current font license support your needs? If not, then FontShop can help you find out. Send a message to Sales with your questions and we’ll help you sort everything out.

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You may need a Multi-User license, MUL for short, if you purchased a basic license in the past and your company has grown and needs to accomodate multiple locations or additional users.

We can also help you extend your license to support web and mobile.

Buyer’s Guide: Extend Your License to Support Web and Mobile

In the past you only had to worry about basic desktop licenses, webfont choices were limited to system fonts, and designing for mobile apps wasn’t a priority. Now you have to worry about supporting all three: desktop, web, and mobile.

But don’t worry, FontShop has got you covered!

You can purchase a basic desktop license that allows a font to live on your computer. The software is installed on your system so that you can use the font in various programs, but this license doesn’t include support for web or mobile.

Webfont licenses allow fonts to live on your site using the CSS @font-face rule. Take a look at how we label our webfont products and view our webfont license guide for primers on finding and purchasing webfonts.

Finally, mobile licenses allow a developer to include Mobile FontFonts into multiple apps, the license is perpetual, and they have web and desktop counterparts.

If you can’t find the license you are looking for, FontShop’s support is always here to help.

Email me the Fonts

To make it easier for you to get what you’re looking for on fontshop.com, we’ve added a new delivery option when you buy something. You can download, or now email yourself the fonts. This comes in handy especially when you’re browsing the site from a mobile device, or when you’re ready to buy something after looking it over in the new FontBook.

Selecting the Email option sends the zip file to the address listed in your account. If it’s a big file, (over 10MB) the email option is disabled for that product, but the site works the same as always; Whatever you’ve paid for but haven’t downloaded yet will be waiting for you the next time you log in.
When you choose the email option, here’s what the delivery message looks like:

You can take it from here. Thanks for following our work to put great type into the hands of great designers.

FontShop Five: Octmobilefest

We know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder on Fridays of what’s going on out there. Please find below five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

Octmobilefest is here

FontShop International introduced Mobile FontFonts for iOS Apps. Check them out at MobileFontFonts.com, then bookmark the Mobile Fonts list on FontShop.

New Typefaces

David Sudweeks recaps the fonts joining our library in September.

Language Support

Theresa’s Tips takes you through the steps of finding out if a typeface supports a specific language.

On the FontFeed

Read ScreenFonts, the monthly review of movie poster typography.

KernType

Have you read about KernType? Try it out over the weekend and tweet @FontShop your score!

Friday Five Fonts: FF Karbid and FF Karbid Slab by FontFont

Introducing Mobile FontFonts for iOS Apps

FontShop International released 14 font packs tailored specifically for use in iOS apps today, once again leading the way in typographic technology. Available at MobileFontFonts.com, the files are optimized to make the design process for creating beautiful iOS applications as seamless as possible.

Mobile FontFonts are optimized for screen and licensed for use on mobile devices. When designing a native app for a mobile device, like iPhone, Mobile FontFonts allow the designer to specify fonts outside the options that come preinstalled. Mobile FontFonts are presently supported in iOS only.

Introducing Mobile Fonts

Just like webfonts, mobile fonts protect brands and help set apps apart from the crowd. Optimized by hand for the device screen, Mobile FontFonts enhance the user experience. Mobile FontFonts let designers and developers break from the mold of system fonts and give their products some personality. With language support included, Mobile FontFonts allow for consistent, subtle branding to a global audience. 56 mobile fonts from 15 popular families are available in 14 packs with 4 fonts each.

Simple Licensing

Licensing for Mobile FontFonts serves the needs of the iOS developer. A team of up to five developers can share one license for their app portfolio. There’s no time limit on the license, nor annual royalty requirements, just a one-time license fee.

Time is Money

Mobile FontFonts are specifically formatted for embedding into an iOS app. No more hours spent converting fonts! Each is optimized for performance on screen and features developer-friendly licensing and pricing.

Try for Free

For a limited time, FontShop offers a free download of FF Basic Gothic Mobile Pro Black Italic for developers to test in iOS apps.

Although initially available only for use in iOS app development, mobile fonts for additional platforms will be released in the coming months. There are also plans to release additional font families, so designers can use typography to create truly 360-degree brands across desktop, web, and mobile.

Available Mobile Font Packages

Fourteen packages are available, containing four fonts each:

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