The font license. They can be long, boring, and filled with legalese, but reading them can save you from costly missteps. Jim Kidwell explores the subject at the Extensis Community Blog.
Junction is a free humanist sans-serif, and the first open-source type project started by The League of Moveable Type..
Identifying unknown fonts in design projects just got easier. A new bundle of font tools from Extensis makes it easy to identify, purchase and add fonts to designers creative arsenal.
Until December 30th, 2011, each purchase or upgrade of the Suitcase Fusion 3 font manager for Mac, designers get the font identification tool FontGenius ($40 value) for FREE.
FontGenius allows designers to:
- Identify fonts used in any picture graphic
- Preview matched fonts, even uninstalled fonts
- Search, download, and purchase matched fonts
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This ain’t your daddy’s dingbat font. Erler Dingbats offers an upgrade to the decades-old Zapf Dingbats font that ships on every Mac. Erler cleans up some standard dingbats like the mail envelope, airplane, and pointing fingers. To see a comparison of existing dinbats and Erler Dingbats, you can view the dingbat comparison PDF file.
Designers have been able to use actual fonts in their websites for quite a while now, but integrating web fonts at all points throughout the creative workflow has been a challenge until now. Extensis closes the web font gap in the traditional web design workflow by adding Google Web Fonts to their plug-in for Adobe Photoshop. Extensis’ Web Font Plug-in already provides web designers with free access to thousands of WebINK web fonts, and now adds convenient access to hundreds of fonts from Google Web Fonts.
The advantage of using Extensis’ WebINK technology with the Web Font plug-in is that you can design your site mockup in Adobe Photoshop even if you don’t already own and have installed the actual web font you want to use on the site.
The free WebINK Photoshop Plug-in is included with Suitcase Fusion 3. If you’re not already a Suitcase Fusion user, you can download the trial version. The free plug-in will continue to work even if you choose not to keep Suitcase Fusion 3.