[writing] Font licensing

Dom

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#1
Having gone Adobe free, the only part of the ecosystem I miss is Typekit/Adobe Fonts. Monotype used to have a similar service but all I can now find is something called Mosaic (good name for a browser really). Does anyone know if this is the same thing? Are there alternatives?

For reference, you can’t licence Adobe Fonts separately from CC.
 
#3
You can -buy- Adobe fonts. And of course you can buy from lots of other places too, though you have to watch out for the licensing conditions. (At one point I found Adobe's licensing was about the most open. Eg some want to charge you a lot extra for commercial use.)

But recently if I've been interested in fonts I've tended to look at Google Fonts first. If anyone doesn't know, you can download them for use on the computer, as well as accessing them for web fonts. You have to find the good ones, mind, but it's a handy resource.
 

Dom

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#5
You can -buy- Adobe fonts. And of course you can buy from lots of other places too, though you have to watch out for the licensing conditions. (At one point I found Adobe's licensing was about the most open. Eg some want to charge you a lot extra for commercial use.).
I know that; Typekit used to offer full access into the entire library of fonts so long as you stayed subscribed. I knew Monotype had a similar service. I don't do the Adobe tax any more.

But recently if I've been interested in fonts I've tended to look at Google Fonts first. If anyone doesn't know, you can download them for use on the computer, as well as accessing them for web fonts. You have to find the good ones, mind, but it's a handy resource.
Skyfonts integrates Google Fonts nicely.
 
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