RE: fonts

Subject: RE: fonts
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 16:02:13 -0500

I would not use freeware and shareware fonts for my "work" and
"professional" documentation. It's not that I'm a snob--or rich--it is
that I want repeatable dependability.

Sure, some of these shareware and freeware fonts are good,
well-designed, and embeddable, etc. However, many are not.

For your personal use and your local club newsletter, why not get
freeware and shareware fonts . . . but for your bread-and-butter
income, I recommend using fonts from tried-and-true foundries.



Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
203-805-0572 (voice)
203-597-1488 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Robinson [mailto:GXR -at- ddpmi -dot- com]

The are free and shareware fonts available on the Internet. Frequently
you can find a "clone" of a licensed font being offered as shareware for
a fraction of the cost of the original font. I once needed a copy of
Frutiger for a special purpose at work but found Frobisher font as a
shareware alternative. The fonts were so similar it was difficult to
tell them apart. Frobisher cost $12 to license. Frutiger would have
cost $129 for a license.

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