Are TypeArt® fonts Euro-equipped?
Yes indeed, since 2002.
Are TypeArt fonts available in OpenType format?
There are plans for newly improved versions of TypeArt fonts to be released in OpenType format in the future, but in the meantime only TrueType and Postscript versions are available. If for some reason you must absolutely have an OpenType version of a font (or font family), an OpenType conversion can be performed. The resulting fonts will not be fully featured, but they will be in OpenType format.
In the meantime, should I order the TrueType or PostScript versions of the font(s)?
For both Mac and PC, ordering the TrueType version of the font is recommended these days, unless you need the advantages of PostScript and are using them successfully on your system.
If I order one format and end up wishing I had ordered the other, will I be able to get the other versions without having to buy them again?
Yes, of course. It's important that you have whatever version works best on your system.
How much does it cost to license fonts for multiple computers?
Since this site is focused on selling the fonts in bundle form only, here is a quick break down for additional pricing if you wish to license the font bundle for multiple computers:
1 CPU = US $480
2 CPUs = US $720
3 CPUs = US $840
4 CPUs = US $900
5 CPUs = US $960
10 CPUs = US $1620
20 CPUs = US $2500
30 CPUs = US $3800
For questions about licensing and the pricing for other CPU numbers please contact licensing@TypeArt.com.
For more information about Multiple-User Site Licensing, please read the TypeArt® Font License Agreement.
But what if I don't want to buy the full bundle?This site is not designed to automatically process individual font products, so any order will be processed manually and may be delayed. But what you lose in automation you gain in knowing your order will get personal attention and direct contact. If you want instant downloads and support, please purchase individual TypeArt® fonts from TypeArt® Foundry distributors MyFonts.com, Fonts.com and YouWorkForThem.com.
In the event that you make a special arrangement to purchase individual fonts or font families from this site, this the original formula for calculating the cost of licensing the fonts for use on multiple workstations. The basic price includes the basic price (i.e. the license for installation onto 1 computer) plus additional licensing at $2.50 font/CPU. In other words, If you are licensing a 4-font family and wish to install it onto 1 additional computer, the fee would be:
Price of font/family + $2.50 x (number of fonts) x (number of CPUs) = $2.50 x 4 x 1 = Family Price + $10
I'm ordering this bundle for an office with whole bunch of computers. Can't I get a special rate?
Yes, of course. If you are licensing fonts for more than 30 computers (or a number of CPUs not listed above) a custom quote can be made for you by contacting licensing@TypeArt.com to request a special quotation.
What kind of savings am I getting by ordering the Full TypeArt® Library at the US $480 bundle price?
Huge savings. It's more than 92% off the cost of buying the included font families separately.
Since you may be releasing OpenType versions of TypeArt® fonts in the future, will I be eligible for a free upgrade to the OpenType Library when it is released?
Yes you will.. And the new collection will include a bunch of new styles and some nice improvements too, but this upgrade project is currently on hold and may be a few years away. For bundle purchasers any new font families will also be available at a reduced rate, if not included free with a bundle upgrade
Are there other advantages to ordering the Full TypeArt® Library bundle?
If you pay for the hard copy of the library it will include a full colour printed font catalog which shows the fonts in design contexts. You can flip through the pages and instantly be able to start experimenting with any of the fonts you see. Every font sample is labelled so you can easily reproduce what you see.
Can I have the fonts in both Mac and PC format?
This is possible under certain circumstances. Please e-mail licensing@TypeArt.com to discuss.
Do your fonts come with an International Character Set?
All of the fonts currently have a minimum of 235 printable characters, including most of the international characters and accents which are used to set type in many European languages. Our fonts also include stylized symbol characters which are usually referenced from the symbol font when using most commercial typefaces. This comes in most handy for users who want a "registered", "copyright" or "trademark" symbol in the same style of font as the text they are setting.
Many of the fonts created after 1998 also include fractions. All of the new versions of the fonts when released as OpenTypes will have fractions and some other added characters.
If, in future, we decide to release some fonts which do not have all the special characters, we will make it clear the font has only a basic character set.
If you would like to purchase enhanced versions of any of our fonts with additional accented characters to cover languages not covered with our current character set, they can be created for you. Please contact info@TypeArt.com to request a quote.
How do I access the Special Characters in a TypeArt® font?
As with all properly designed commercial fonts, special characters can be accessed by using standard keyboard commands. All font orders include a Special Characters PDF file which tells you how you can access all of these characters.
In some cases, our fonts have unusual characters in some of the special character slots (most often these are additional ligatures which we think you might find useful when setting your type). The family-specific text file which comes with your font download will explain what additional characters may be available and how you can access them.
Why are my PC fonts named differently than the font names shown on your web site?
This information is soon to be out of date, as the OpenTypes will not have this issue. Currently, because of naming restrictions for PC fonts, some font family names had to be modified for the PC versions.
In our Post Industrial family, for example, the Mac version comes in the following styles:
Light, Light Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Dark, Dark Italic
For the PC version, we had to build two separate families.
Post Industrial (which is the primary family name) contains:
Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic (equivalent to the Light and Dark weights).
Post Industrial Medium (which is the secondary family name) contains:
Regular and Italic (of the Medium weights).
I ordered your printed catalog. Why was it not a part of my font download?
Our catalog is actually a printed-ink, physical document. It will be sent to your contact/shipping address by Air Mail, and should reach you within 2-4 weeks, unless you specified FedEx delivery.
What's the difference between your Italic and Oblique styles?
Any TypeArt® font that has the name "Oblique" in its style, is simply a skewed version of the regular or bold version of the font. If a font has the name "Italic" in its style, then it actually has some characters, which have been modified to give the version a more unique flavour. The most common letters that are modified to form an italic face are the letters "a" and "g".
I can't open the PDF files that came with my fonts. How do I do this?
You first need to get the Adobe® Acrobat Reader. This software is FREE, and if you don't already have a copy, you really ought to add it to your collection of Internet utilities. Acrobat's PDF (Portable Document Format) has become the standard file format for creating cross platform documents. The layout, fonts and graphics are embedded into these PDF documents so that they look the same on any device and are readable by Acrobat software on ANY computer platform.
To download a free copy of this software, here is a link to the Adobe® site where you can grab copies of Acrobat for any platform. Please be aware that by continuing, you will be leaving this site and going to Adobe's Acrobat page. Go to the Acrobat Download Page now! http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html
Why the wacky font names? Who owns them?
We try to come up with names that suit the style of the font and are both catchy and able to show off some of the most distinctive letters of the typeface. All of our font names are trademarks of the TypeArt Foundry Inc.
How come your fonts don't look as well kerned in some applications?
While many applications support kerning, these days, there are still some which do not. All of our faces are carefully and MANUALLY kerned, so that they include essential kerning pairs, but not an unnecessary excess of them. Great attempts have been made to eliminate the need for excessive kerning by setting proper character widths to begin with. The objective when designing any face is to set the spacing properly so that when the font is used in an application which does not support kerning, it will still look as pleasing as possible.
If you use our fonts in applications that offer you the choice of turning the kerning on or off, be sure that the kerning is turned on. In ADOBE® ILLUSTRATOR, for example, be sure that you DO check the box which says "auto kerning", when you use our fonts. With "auto kerning" unselected, Illustrator ignores the kerning pairs built into a font.
Many TypeArt® fonts are intended for use as larger display type. For that reason, they may have been spaced and kerned more tightly than type intended for smaller point sizes. If you use those faces in an application that does not support kerning, certain letter combinations may look unpleasant. When using tightly kerned faces at smaller point sizes, we suggest that you increase the tracking of the font.
In almost all cases, the uppercase characters of our fonts have NOT been kerned to FOLLOW a lowercase letter. Since that is not conventionally done, except in stylized headlines and logos, we did not add these extra kern pairs... and in most situations, proper spacing does not make this an issue anyway.
Are accented characters also kerned in your fonts?
Yes. In most cases accent characters have been given the same kerning as their root characters. Therefore the kerning of "Noel" will be the same as for "Nöel", for example.
Do I have to pay for a font upgrade when a new version comes out?
There may be a minor upgrade fee to receive the newly improved OpenType versions of the fonts, since quite a few improvements have been made, and the task of validifying previous orders would take way too much time to offer everyone a free update. Customers who purchased the Full Library will be offered the replacement library for free.
If you licensed an early version of a font family, which perhaps had fewer styles (and for which you probably paid a reduced rate), you may be asked to pay a small upgrade fee in order to upgrade to the newly released full family version.
In the event that your hard drive failed or you lost data in a flood, or some other misfortune, replacement fonts may be provided free of charge if the original order can be verified. If the order cannot be verified, each situation will be considered on a case-by-case basis and at the TypeArt Foundry's discretion.
I have discovered a problem with my new font, which I think is a bug. What should I do?
While we always aim to provide a high-quality product, we cannot take into account all the possible problems that may occur when using the different combinations of applications and platforms available. Generally, our fonts will work flawlessly on all computer systems, but if you do encounter a situation where this is not the case, we would appreciate your reporting this to us at bugreport@TypeArt.com. Please describe the problem and remember to include the name of the font, tell us whether you are using a Mac or PC, and the operating system, and whether you have a PostScript or TrueType version of the font.
We also welcome any reports or suggestions you may have with regards to kerning or spacing. If we make your suggested improvements to the font, you will be first on the list to receive a free upgrade.
Will I encounter conflicts with your font ID numbers?
Our legacy fonts all have unique postscript ID numbers, which have been registered in a database kept by Adobe Systems Inc. You should not, therefore, encounter font conflicts with any other commercial fonts. You can check the font ID numbers for each font in the "history" section for each font.
Why the coloured suitcase icons? (Mac users only)
For Mac users, you will notice that you get a customized suitcase icon when you obtain our fonts. Just for your reference, a blue custom suitcase indicates that you have a Type 1 version of the font, and a red custom suitcase indicates that you have a TrueType version.
Why are there no AFM files included with the fonts I ordered?
We no longer distribute AFM files with our fonts. Over the course of seven years marketing fonts over the Internet not one customer has ever requested an AFM file.
I want to give your fonts to all my friends and post them on the Internet. Can I?
Silly question! Of course not. Please remember that TypeArt® fonts are NOT shareware. They may NOT be freely distributed, resold or posted on bulletin boards or in newsgroups.
I've designed a logo using your font and I'm planning to mass market products which use that logo? Am I allowed to do this?
If the font is the main defining feature of the logo you would first need to contact us for an additional merchandising license.
Can I use your fonts on a book cover, a movie poster or an album cover?
Yes, by all means. Anything like that!
Can I use your fonts in an iPad document or electronic book I am publishing? The computer program I am creating?
You would first need to contact us to arrange for an additional e-license. Please contact us for the latest license terms and restrictions.
Can I still get a copy of your amazing printed catalog?
Although the option to order to TypeArt Catalog has been removed from the product list, there are still copies available which can be sent out if you want one. The cost would now be $20 including shipping. The catalog will be sent by postal mail to the contact address you provide. Please allow 2-4 weeks for catalog to arrive. If you want faster delivery by courier, the cost is $35.
Why don't you digitize your catalog and make it available as a free download for iPad or desktop use?
This is likely going to be available in future. Also being considered is the creation of some fun YouTube videos to show off font samples with music. Stay tuned!If you like this idea or have any other suggestions or encouragements, feedback is welcomed.
Additional Questions or Comments?
If you have any other questions about our fonts, which were not answered here, please feel free to send a message to info@TypeArt.com