I seem to recall that 'old software' included macOS X and some PDF generation software. Been a long time since I came across that myself, though.Hrant H. Papazian said:Yes, some old software will still botch things up because it assumes 1000.Josh_Finklea said:Are there any technical/application issues with having either...
A. a non-standard UPM (like 1100).
Maybe I'm hanging around the pauper libre fonts community too much, but I'm astonished to hear there are many type millionaires. I wonder if anyone here will unmask themselves?Adam Twardoch said:In the last decade, more type designers became actual millionaires than in all centuries of typemaking combined.
"The" market! This is far far too simple. There is no single monolithBen Blom said:Why did type designers lose?
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.
While you say it's not zero sum, you are still asserting that there is strong "substitution" (in the economic sense of the word) between typefaces, but this is simply not true: "I want that one" is powerful and should not be underestimated.
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.
i.e. form a cartel! Its not a good look. What happened to capitalism?
The only way to prevent this to happen, is for type designers to show solidarity with their fellow type designers—i.e.
Money's got nothing to do with it, just timeRay Larabie said:With enough money you could do it right now. I think you'd have to keep sans-serif, serif and script separate. Blending sans to serif always looks dopey.