With the introduction of FontAgent® 8.1, Insider has increased the size of its open source font collection by more than fifty percent.

There are more than 2100 fonts in the new FontAgent catalog, which contains a wide variety of fonts and families from the Google library. We’ve used FontAgent’s integrity engine to verify and validate the fonts, and to eliminate duplicate and corrupt ones, so you can depend on them to preview and print properly.

Easy, Flexible License Terms

Font licensing has become a serious concern for individual users, IT organizations and enterprises as font foundries have begun enforcing their copyrights wth legal challenges.

Even more troubling, font license agreements have so many caveats that it can require an attorney to determine how they can be legally used. A font that is licensed for desktop use might not be OK to embed in a PDF. A font licensed as a web font might not be licensed for print. A font licensed for print might not be OK for broadcast. A large percentage of “free fonts” place restrictions on anything but personal use.

Open source fonts can eliminate these problems and provide relief to those dealing with font licensing headaches.

Open Source Font Licensing

The Insider open source font collection is an elegant and varied catalog of free typefaces for those who don’t want to be concerned with license terms. The fonts are covered by the SIL Open Font License, which is a free, libre and open source license designed specifically for fonts.

The fonts in the collection are open source and are licensed for any use—web, print, presentations, broadcast, embedding—any way you want to use them. This means you can easy collaborate with other designers and service bureaus on any project without fear of violating license agreements.

Using the Open Source Collection in FontAgent

Insider’s open source font collection is free and available for download with a license to FontAgent or FontAgent Sync. The fonts work on both Mac and Windows systems.

Once you have downloaded the collection, just unzip it, and import the typefaces into FontAgent as you would any other folder of fonts. You can then use FontAgent to organize, preview, activate and manage the fonts along with the rest of your collection.