RE: fonts

Subject: RE: fonts
From: "Domaschuk, Rob" <Robd -at- datalogics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:58:57 -0600


Gary writes:

> Frequently you can find a "clone" of a
> licensed font being offered as shareware

This is true, and not a bad idea. The only thing to watch for is that the
"clone" is not in a copyright violation. No real good way to tell, other
than asking to see the license agreement before you purchase it.

Another alternative is to look at ITC (International Typeface Corporation).
I am a big fan of their typefaces because they:
a) are a fraction of the cost
b) high quality
c) legal
d) don't require much fondling.

For instance, I wanted a Caslon face, but Adobe wanted over $100 for it. ITC
had Founder's Caslon for $30 (I think). Again, it was "clone" of the Caslon
that I was looking at, but it was legally their's to sell and high quality.

(for the record, I have no affilliation with them other than having
purchased a few fonts a couple of years ago).

Just one more idea.


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Technical Writer | 719.623.7431 - f
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