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Articles in the type category

  • Acknowledgment

    “I think it is impossible to copyright empty space” (Pierre H quotes Pierre M)

    We received different responses to our open letter to Monotype that we posted here and on Typophile.

    Actually, we did get a reply from MonoType’s lawyer, acknowledging our letter, and asking us to identify ourselves …

  • Dingbat Dictée

    By OSP

    Recipe for teaching Unicode poetry to students of all ages: ((Previously tested in Brussels and Kiel.))

    1. Print out listings of the following Unicode blocks: Dingbats (2700–27BF), Miscellaneous Symbols (2600–26FF) and eventually Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows (2B00–2BFF). It is important you include the descriptions in the language of …
  • Legal Soup

    By Femke

    1. Unlimited Use License

    Judging from the mysql errors flying around, the Open Records Generator software developed by David Reinfurt, is not actively maintained at the moment. Still, this GPL licensed software presents an interesting mix of buyers and users: "The buyer receives full rights to modify and reuse the …

  • Open Revival

    By OSP


    "With the written word an absolute fundamental component of daily communication, typography and fonts are vital to providing aesthetic harmony and legibility to our textual works. There are thousands of fonts available, of which only a small number are useful or any good for setting vast quantities of text, and …

  • The status of Utopia

    By Femke

    On October 11, 2006 Adobe granted members of the Tex User Group the right to use, modify and distribute the Utopia typeface:

    Adobe Systems Incorporated ("Adobe") hereby grants to the TeX Users Group and its members a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to the typeface software for the Utopia Regular, Utopia …

  • Looking for F, Q, X and H

    By OSP

    On our way from Berlin to Wroclaw, OSP managed to photograph almost every letter in the Polish roadsignage alphabet. We are preparing for the Local Universal workshop and still looking for F, Q, X and H (capital + lower case). If you happen to come across one, please send us a …

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