I probably have a quarter million, (or more), commercial fonts that I didn't pay for. Most of them are still in .zip archives that I've never opened. Some I install, and try them out in a Microsoft Word document, or I just open them with my font editor, and study the workmanship. I don't see anything wrong with that. To me, they're more valuable than the disk space they occupy, but I would probably only buy CA Subbacultcha if I had to pay for any of them.
If I was using one of the fonts for a commercial purpose, I would buy it, even if I already owned a bootleg copy. The way I see it, when you buy a commercial font, you are purchasing the right to use the font to generate income, rather than purchasing the digital information contained in the .ttf or .otf file. Since the only graphic design that I do is making free fonts for other people to use, I don't foresee the need to buy any licenses anytime soon. I realize that not everyone shares my Libertarian views on this.
No, the first two are mimes.
Manfred Klein retired from font design in early 2008, to care for his wife, who was very ill. Information I received from a third party suggested that he was ill himself, possibly with Alzheimer's Disease, or similar, (his English was poor; I believe the quote was 'he was becoming confused').
His fonts should be considered free for personal use, and Donationware for commercial use, ie: he would like you to donate a sum of your choice to a charity of your choice, if you use one of his fonts commercially. Doctors Without Borders is a suggested charity.
You can use his fonts for artwork on a music CD. You can't include any of his fonts on a compilation CD of fonts that would be sold commercially.
Bookman Old Style
- depress the Alt
key, type 7, (or 249, or 250), from the number pad
, release Alt
Edited on Apr 02, 2013 at 19:29 by metaphasebrothel
Installing fonts on a machine outside of C://?
I like to work sometimes at my school and I need to use some fonts that aren't on the machines here. Unfortunately the C:// has restricted access and I am unable to install any new fonts on there without admin permission.
Is there any way to use some other drive to read fonts?
You could embed
the font in an MS Word
document on a computer that doesn't have installation restrictions, attach the document to an e-mail addressed to yourself, then open the e-mail and download the attachment at the school. This assumes that the font(s) you want to use allow embedding. You can only embed one font per document.
I wrote a tutorial on embedding in post #7 of this thread: http://www.dafont.com/forum/read/78124/why-won-t-this-font-work-when-i-try-to-make-it-bold
You could use the font in MS Word with the Orientation changed from Portrait to Landscape.
dangertaylor, if I understand you correctly, You would use the fonts for school work, work that helps you obtain academic credit, but no financial compensation. The work created for the school project would have no commercial value. If this is the case, that's sort of the textbook definition of personal use. The fact that you are a design student, as opposed to a 7th grader, is irrelevant. I don't know of any font that is free for those under 18 years of age, for example.
I say the terms SHOULD be included in the header, even if there is a read me or license file, because there are many, many font download sites to which no one submits fonts, but they add new downloads taken from other sites, often with just the .ttf or .otf file made available for download.
For example, if you Google Candy Inc font, (by Billy argel), you will find dozens of sites hosting this font, but I think Billy only submitted the font to Dafont, Fontspace, and his home page. All, or almost all, of the other sites are using his font on their site without his permission, and perhaps without his knowledge. Many font download .zips, as prepared by the designer, also include artwork or character guides, which are omitted by the fly by night sites that save bandwidth by omitting the non font files.
, you could send a private message to Lauren Thompson
, the designer of Champagne & Limosines: http://www.dafont.com/profile.php?user=195029
. She visits dafont often, and posts in the forums using the nickname PseudoNympho
. If you have purchased a commercial license to use Champagne & Limosines
, she would probably be able to help you with the problem you're experiencing. If you haven't purchased a license, you should probably have done that first, before providing a link to where you're using it commercially.
made a number of fonts with 'grid lines'. You can scroll through the one that are on dafont: http://www.dafont.com/manfred-klein.d302?page=1
or look further through his Fonteria
. The site
link on his dafont page is to his last batch of fonts prior to his retirement. I don't think there are any 'grid' fonts on that page.
retired from type design in 2008, and no longer has any presence on the Internet, so there is absolutely no chance that he will personally respond to any requests. I believe that all of his fonts in circulation are free for personal use/ donationware, meaning that a donation to charity is requested, but not required, if used commercially. He designed thousands of fonts, so I can't point you toward any specific ones by name.
I think you would like something like this:
but I think those exist only as commercial vectors.
We're on it.
Wow, I think I could see myself spending a year doing a font of one of those alphabets, but it would look awesome, even at four points. The only comment I'd get is some guy bitching because there's no Euro
Edited on Feb 22, 2013 at 02:22 by metaphasebrothel
Well, excuuuuuse me
, Mr Nine Million downloads
. You can't blame a guy for trying to shill his 2 downloads-a-day technically precise ugly font.
How come the text display for all the Myfonts links is FineAss Girls? I'm pointing the finger at claudeserieux.
Very close to a 'single line' font:
at 9 points.
It looks like the text is in Italics, and the slant is created in a graphics program that can skew the baseline. You won't find many, (if any), fonts that slope up like that on their own. That's usually a sign of custom lettering.
1) Instructions are in the Tutorial.jpg
image file, included with the font.
2) Browse the Fancy -> Old School Theme: http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=104
Download and install Winrar: http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
, and I'll bet you won't have those problems.
holly0001, the problem you are experiencing is likely related to the embedding settings in the font(s). We need to know which font(s) is/are causing the problem(s) for someone to be able to help you with a solution. Otherwise you will just get more sarcasm from the chuckleheads.
If someone downloads a free/ free for personal use/ donationware font, it means that the font is more valuable to them than the time spent to complete the download, the bandwidth needed to transfer the file, and the disk space it occupies. Many downloads are never extracted from their .zip files. Just about everybody has downloaded multiple copies of many fonts, without realizing they already have them.
If I'm walking down the street and someone offers me a free lollypop, I will accept it, but I won't make a donation to the Hare Krishnas for doing so. Just because someone downloads a font, doesn't mean they will ever actually install it, or use it if it is installed. Many people just collect fonts, like other people collect coins, or stamps, or figurines of animals.
I have declined a few requests for financial compensation for the commercial use of my free fonts. Most notably, film director Tyler Perry
's representatives asked my permission to use one of my dingbat glyphs for a poster used in the background/ set dressing for a scene in his film For Colored Girls:
If a font is free, it's free for everybody, even those who can easily afford a licensing fee. Israeli Trance
music DJ Liam Shachar
also used a glyph from BeautyMarks
in his logo:
, with my blessing. It was nice of him to e-mail a .pdf of the font in use. That's the only kind of compensation I'm looking for.
I agree with Daniel Gauthier
of Gaut Fonts
, who quoted Wayne Burris
on his page at TypOasis
: "If you want to give back to the Design community … design a font.”
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