Hey all, Monotype has just released another typeface by Jim Ford, Alfie
It looks beautiful, and like something I could see my self using, but, after downloading it (I'm a MLS member), I find out that it lacks any obvious alternative glyphs, with the exception of the H. I also have a license for Liza
by Underware, which is in similar style to Alfie, yet offers numerous alternative glyphs, plus smart Optentype programming that makes it easy for a user like me to use.
Alfie is listed on MyFonts for AUD $118 for the 4 fonts, and Liza is AUD $199.99 for 5 fonts.
Given how many extra glyphs there are, plus the ease of use, Liza feels like a much better value proposition were I to recommend this style to someone else.
So, my question is, given who Monotype are, the resources at their disposal, why can't they support the type designer enough to deliver fonts with more features, especially where in this case, the features have a dramatic impact on the usability of the typeface?
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