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The Risks and Dangers of Free Fonts

It’s important to understand the risks of using free fonts in your projects. The dangers can include license violations, font integrity and quality issues, incomplete families and character sets, and serious rendering problems.

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Why Not Activate All My Fonts?

If you’ve built a sizable font collection over the years, there are crucial technical and practical reasons why you shouldn’t activate them all at the same time. Learn how to preserve the productivity of you and your computer by activating just the fonts you need.

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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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The Case for Small Cap Fonts

Small cap fonts are uppercase glyphs reduced to the size of lowercase letters and modified to work at smaller sizes. Here are some ideas and rules for using small caps effectively in your designs and documents.

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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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Font Sample Sheets in Seconds

It's easy to create hardcopy and PDF font sample and specimen sheets in FontAgent® so you can share your font selections with others, compare text in various fonts, and create catalogs of your font collection.

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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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Dealing with Duplicate Fonts

There are many ways that apparently similar fonts can differ from each other. It’s crucial to understand the differences so you select thee right fonts to use in your creative projects.

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