RE: fonts

Subject: RE: fonts
From: "Nancy Kaminski" <nancy -dot- kaminski -at- spanlink -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 15:19:52 -0600

> 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.

Beware, though, because free and cheap fonts are often of poor
quality--they'll have very few kerning pairs, you'll have trouble making
PDFs with them, etc.

In fonts, often you get what you pay for. I've found that buying a basic
type pack from Adobe or another reputable foundry is cheapest in the
long run.

Nancy Kaminski
nancy -dot- kaminski -at- spanlink -dot- com

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