Microsoft includes 24 fonts in Office 2007 and 2008, and in their Vista operating system. If your clients are using these fonts, and want to use them in QuarkXPress, what are you going to do? Unless you own Office or are running QuarkXPress in Vista, can’t legally use those fonts in your projects.
That set of 24 fonts is now available separately for $299 from Ascender Corporation. The fonts may then legally be used on up to five computers. Individual fonts are also available for $35 each, and font families cost $120.
All the fonts contain extended multi-language support (including Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts), advanced OpenType typographic features and specialty character sets.
Here are the six font families:
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.