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Selecting Fonts: X-Height X-Factors

Font selection is full of x-factors, qualities that appeal to the eye or to the needs of a specific design. One of those x-factors is x-height. So what is x-height and how does it affect the way we interact with type?

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Lowercase g: The Story of Stories

Ever wonder why lowercase glyphs for the letters g and a vary in appearance? The answer involves kings, scribes, religion, power, culture and literacy. Grab some popcorn and settle into your seat because this story begins twelve hundred years ago.

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Replace Your Dying Font Server

Are you worried that your current font manager is being discontinued? Wondering what your font server vendor’s development strategy is moving forward? If you aren’t worried, you should be. Your freedom is at stake.

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macOS Compatibility

Learn which versions of Insider font management and distribution products are compatible with Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur and other Apple macOS releases.

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FontAgent 10 for Mac Highlights

FontAgent 10 for Mac adds native M-series chip support for up to 10x faster rendering and auto-activation, macOS 12 Ventura and Adobe CC 2023 support, set filtering, dupe checking, and UI improvements.


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