Installing the Right Font Formats

Tempted to install all your fonts on your Mac or PC? Not so fast. By selecting the right font formats ahead of time, you can avoid a lot of pain later. Learn which formats are best for you.
More

Your Treasure Trove of Font Data

FontAgent® reveals a treasure trove of metadata, metrics and descriptive details about your fonts. And it makes all that data available for you to explore as you select fonts and create set criteria.
More

Stylin’ Italics and Obliques

Most people use the terms italic, oblique and slanted interchangeably to refer to font styles that lean to the right. But they're not the same. In fact, italics have a style all their own.
More

Italics, Quotes and Caps in Creative Copy

Writing creative copy and confused about the proper type treatments for product names, publications, titles and quotations? Here's a quick slant on italics, quote marks and capitalization.
More

Type, Fonts, Faces and Cases

Many digital typography terms of today — including type, typeface, font and uppercase — trace back to the creation of metal type in Europe five hundred years ago.
More

The Benefits of OpenType

OpenType is a modern font file format whose benefits include cross-platform support, simple file management, advanced typography, expanded glyph sets, and compatibility through open standards.
More

Explore Your Fonts with FontAgent

FontAgent® reveals a treasure trove of font metadata, metrics and descriptive details that you can search, sort and explore as you select fonts and make Smart Sets — on both Mac and Windows platforms.
More

What’s in a Font Name?

Font names can be cool, cute and even comical. But what does a font’s name actually say about it? In almost all cases, font names start with their family names and include style and metric terms to differentiate them from their siblings.
More

Important FontAgent Server Concepts

These basic concepts provide a foundation for understanding the operation, administration and use of FontAgent® Server.
More

FontAgent Terminology

Learn the terms that describe font management functionality in FontAgent® servers and clients.
More

Font and Typography Terminology

Font management and typography have a unique language that's precise, technical, yet artsy. Here's a quick overview of common terms.
More