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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Important FontAgent Server Concepts

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

FontAgent adds a layer of lingo to font and typography terminology. Here's a list of some terms that describe font management functionality in FontAgent servers and clients.
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Font and Typography Terminology

Font management has a unique and specific language all its own. Here is a sampling of terms you might encounter when working with fonts and FontAgent software.
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