It is my belief that the people who download free fonts are a different breed than those who buy fonts. There are exceptions but few people who are serious about using fonts professionally need a fre… (View Post)
What can't be measured is the long term typeface sales that might be generated from free fonts. I don't know if someone who downloads a free font is a different breed. I don't see why someone who pur… (View Post)
Thank you for your comment. As the curator of the collection and project manager of the exhibition at the North-Holland Archives I'd like to explain a little bit about the na… (View Post)
If you are looking to get designers involved I for one would like who you are, where you are, where my font data is stored, where the payments are coming from; just off the top of my head.
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For hamburger, assuming you mean the UI symbol and not the sandwich, you can use 2261 ≡. At least then it'll fall back to something similar if the font is missing. If you already include that as a ma… (View Post)
Expanding on Johannes' point, A neural network could in principle learn to categorize type, but only if your data set included a very large amount of information about each font beyond their appearan… (View Post)
Word and other MS Office apps do not complain proactively about missing fonts. I do wish they would. Especially PowerPoint! It is possible to check, but not obvious.
Last time I looked into it, Micr… (View Post)
One other thing about the space glyph in InDesign (at least), it seems that at some point the text engine decided that it wouldn't swap the space glyph for another glyph with a unicode code point, so… (View Post)
Since last fall, now that Typekit offers such a huge selection of desktop and web fonts to anybody with a Creative Cloud subscription, with no usage/sync limits (at least, not on the desktop), that h… (View Post)
You make a font, include a free commercial use license and submit it to Dafont and other free font sites. A few years ago MyFonts banned free fonts unless they're part of a typeface which includes no… (View Post)