What are fonts and typefaces?
"The distinction between font and typeface is that a font designates a specific member of a type family such as roman, boldface, or italic type, while typeface designates a consistent visual appearance or style which can be a "family" or related set of fonts. For example, a given typeface such as Arial may include roman, bold, and italic fonts."
How do I install them on a Windows PC?
There are several ways, but this is what I do (on Windows 7):
- Click the start menu button.
- Click on "Control Panel."
- Click "Fonts."
- Open the folder where you've saved your new font (usually the download folder) and paste it into the Fonts folder.
- If your font is in a .zip file, you'll have to unzip it. You can either use a program like Winzip (which has a free trial you can download repeatedly), or you can right-click the file, go to "open with," and open the .zip file with Windows Explorer.
- You should probably close any running programs while doing this.
How do I install them on a Mac?
Clicky clicky. Or clicky clicky here. I don't own a mac right now (boo) so there's no specific way I go about it.
What's the difference between TrueType, OpenType, and PostScript fonts?
If you just want a font that prints well and is easy to read on the screen, then consider using a TrueType font. If you need a large character set for language coverage and fine typography, then you might want to use an OpenType font. If you need to print professional quality print publications, such as glossy magazines, or you need to do commercial printing, PostScript is a good choice.
Where can I get free fonts?
There are lots of free fonts out there, and if you're as broke as I am, you are thankful for this. I usually bookmark places I find, so I'll share a few of them here. Some of these are websites of font-creators, others are sites that aggregate content from other places.
REMEMBER: Even though these fonts are free to download, it's up to you to double-check the license agreement for every font you use. Some are free to use for commercial use, others are free for non-profit or independent projects, others are non-profit only. Most creators will have their agreement either on their website or included in the .zip file as a .txt document
- Blambot (License Agreement)
- Iconian Fonts (License Agreement)
- FontSpring (License Agreement)
- FontADay (License Agreements usually included in the .zip file)
- BanComicSans (included in .zip file)
- FontSquirrel (included in .zip file)
- OpenDyslexia (License Agreement)
- More Suggested Typefaces for Dyslexic Readers
And if you want something that's completely free and unique, you can always hand-letter.
If you've got any other sources or tidbits of information, feel free to add them in the comments!
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Well, in case you didn't notice, I'm uploading more Ruby Red pages to this site. A few months ago I had a small snafu with my site, so I figured it couldn't hurt to have a mirror. Since so much of the comic is already on here, I decided to stick with it. I'm about 80 pages behind the site's most recent update so we'll see how it goes The comics are all up to date here, so go ahead and read it all! Here's the Ruby Red gallery and the site archive, and if you'd like to start from the start, you can start here or here (don't get me started...) In case you missed it, I did all of #inktober2017 and put them up on Instagram and Twitter! You can s
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