“Like” has been awarded a lot to posts which are supposed to be funny, but don’t help the discussion very much. I think there can be enough fun between the lines of serious posts. No need for “funny posts”, and the “Like” flag which rewards such posts.
Making free fonts, facilitates to kill the market of paid fonts.
It’s the same as with Google Fonts and other big free font schemes.
The bigger (in relative terms) the market of good quality free fonts becomes, the smaller (in relative terms) the market of good quality paid fonts becomes. It may not be a zero sum game—but the more good quality fonts become available for free, the less people are willing to pay for good quality fonts.
So type designers who are dependent for their income on the market of good quality paid fonts, will loose out by the increased availability of good quality free fonts.
The only way to prevent this to happen, is for type designers to show solidarity with their fellow type designers—i.e. not to collaborate with the creation of good quality free fonts. Therefore, it is in the long-term interest of all serious type designers, not to collaborate with any big free font scheme. So, fellow type designers: please don’t shit in your own nest.So indeed:
The short-term profit of a few, may cause the long-term loss of many.
If this would be true, then this would be true too:
I think both these statements are untrue. Perhaps there is a lot not to like in these statements—but there is no immorality to be seen in them.
So, whenever the design of a font would allow it, an unconnected “fi” ligature would be the best way to ligate the “f” while retaining the identity of “ij” as a letter.