Tag: Font Legibility

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Font licensing & management terms and definitions.

From servers to desktop, this licensing lexicon covers terminology related to font licensing. While these definitions are applicable to licensing fonts in general, all examples given are related to Monotype font licenses specifically. Always refer to the relevant EULA to understand more accurate definitions for a software license.

Evolving with the types: When to update your font solution.

Usually, if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. But when it comes to vessels carrying precious cargo, be they vehicles, bodies or fonts, maintenance checks are imperative for avoiding a crash. We usually get a clear signal when something isn’t right. With a car, you might have a “check engine” light, while aches and pains tell us when something’s not right with our bodies, but with fonts, its not always obvious when something’s wrong. Unless you know where to look, that is… 

Monotype Fonts: What it really means for you.

If you’re here, we’re guessing you know you need to do something about your font management, and you also know Monotype can help. But you’re probably wondering where the real value add is, and mainly if it’s worth it. With that in mind, we thought we’d make things easy for you by taking a closer look at what we offer, and what that means for you and your brand. 

Monotype Fonts: 5 Features that make font management a breeze.

Gives the reader an in-depth view into what font management features Monotype Fonts provides. Covers features such as managing company tags, managing permissions, assigning users to teams, etc… This should be written as if speaking to the admin so it should focus more on admin level font management features rather than the more tactical features that designers would be interested in. Conveys how these features will benefit the reader.

Monotype Fonts: Our font library structure explained.

This piece should explain how the MTF library is structured and give the reader a good understanding of how the structure of the library benefits them. The article should be sectioned out into different categories such as the full range of styles, the range of languages, etc. with each section showing the reader why that portion of the font library matters. This piece should also touch on the foundries program and explain how Monotype partners with different foundries.

Fonts & Accessibility

With more companies focusing on DE&I initiatives, it’s essential to include people with disabilities in those policies. One easily overlooked aspect of this is the accessibility of your digital properties for people with various visual abilities. This article will outline how digital accessibility practices and DEI policies are interconnected, and how fonts contribute to a digital experience that is accessible to all.

Choosing the right type for your project.

As a disclaimer: There are no big secrets here, no giant revelations from my 20 years of design and type experience, but it may be helpful to see how someone else goes about the process of narrowing down their font options. Once you start giving focused thought and deliberate time to choosing fonts, your choices will get better. 

 

How to find a legible font.

Legibility is a crucial consideration when trying to choose a font for your project. Here’s how to find a legible font that will be easy on the eyes for your readers and customers.

Q&A from the 2023 Type Trends Webinar.

We recently presented our 2023 Type Trends report during a lively, interactive webinar. Our Creative Type Directors and report curators, Emilios Theofanous and Terrance Weinzierl, walked through the projects featured in the report to a global audience of over 1,300 live attendees. There were too many thoughtful questions to answer during the Q&A, so we’ve taken the time to answer them below. Enjoy!  

8 reasons why you should pay for fonts.

Paid fonts are superior to free fonts in a variety of ways (and no, we’re not just saying that because we sell fonts). Learn what separates a premium font from a free font from experts at Monotype. 

 

Is the text on your website ADA-accessible?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has changed the lives of countless Americans by prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

How a Monotype Fonts subscription takes agencies to the next level.

From a supercharged creative team to account managers, a Monotype Fonts subscription empowers every role in an agency.

Gauge your clients’ font needs with these 12 questions.

When you’re undertaking the daunting, yet important task of determining client font usage, these questions can help get you started. Check them out in the article below.

Legal font licensing: Secrets to avoiding pitfalls with fonts.

Font. Music. Imagery. Colors. These elements are all integral to creating digital assets and marketing campaigns. Like Cinderella, however, only one magical font will fit a specific project or campaign. If a marketing or creative team finds what they think is the perfect font that helps express the message behind the effort, everything else seems to fall into place–except for legal font licensing.