News: Tagged as Functionality

Currency Changes for British and Australian Customers

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We have a great bit of news for all of our British and Australian customers!

Here at FontFont.com we are pleased to announce that we’ve improved our currency system, making it easier to purchase and pay for FontFonts. This means that as of now our Brit and Aussie customers are able to buy our fonts in either Sterling (GBP) or OZ dollars (AUD).

Happy Shopping!

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Browse and Find combined

Browse and Find combined

We are always on the lookout for ways we can improve our website and in our latest improvement we’ve combined our Browse and Find pages into one. So it is even easier to search our library and find the typeface you need.

Bringing together the best of both Browse and Find and adding a few more new features to boot, the new Fonts page allows you to search, compare and contrast our typefaces.

Here are a few highlights of the new way to find FontFonts:

You can now sort your search to view families and single products at a glance with just one click. You can also change the way you view the typefaces, so you can see what it looks like in longer text, in a list or just in the raster.Sample text paragraphsIf you’re looking for a particular language you can also search by language, just type in the language you need and and hey presto the fonts appear that support that a particular language.Sort by languageYou can also order your search by intended use, by family size, trendiness, popularity, alphabetically, newness or price.Intended useGo on, have a play!

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Faster, better, fitter Find

Helping you find the fonts you need in the fastest and smoothest possible way is something we strive to do. Following feedback from customers and looking at what people search for on our site, we’ve implemented a number of changes to our Find section.

Search by language

You can now search by language, so whether you’re looking for a font that speaks Greenlandic or contains Cycrillic just type in the language you’re looking for and hey presto the fonts appear.

Search by popularity

You can also order and sort your search by trendiness, popularity, price, family size and newness. Still not sure what you’re looking for and in need of some inspiration? Then hit random.

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FontFonts straight to your inbox

Email me my fonts

Behind the scenes, we are continually tinkering with the functionality of our website to make it even easier for you to browse, buy and download our FontFonts. You can now see what you have bought and get your FontFonts emailed straight to you.

With our nifty new feature you can choose to get your fonts delivered directly to your inbox as soon as you’ve bought them. So, whether you want to buy from the comfort of your iPad or are on the move on your mobile, shopping for FontFonts just got easier. 

Don't forget, you can also log into your account at any time to download them again.

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You’re my favorite!

Whether you want to create a wish list of FontFonts, share a selection with a client or simply want to save some font-tastic favorites for viewing later; our faving function makes it exceptionally easy for you to compile and curate your own lists. 

You’re my favourite

Not only can you select single weights but you can also ‘favorite’ whole families. 

Want to find out what we’ve got on our wish lists? We asked some of our team to share theirs …

Fabian’s club promo list is great for anyone with an ear for music and an eye for design, and includes the graffiti-like FF Marker and the hardcore FF Imperial Long Spike.

Lucy’s selection consists of lovely and legible fonts – she uses the word lovely lots and is an avid reader (much to the detriment of her eyesight), so her list is all about FontFonts that are both of those things.

Ivo’s picks are perfect for logos. Spanning the whole spectrum of our library, with classics such as FF You Can Read Me to relative newbies such as FF Ernestine.

Last but not least, check out Christoph’s choices of Ampersands with attitude.

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Pictures, award winners and the delights of OpenType

In our quest to make our website as functional and easy to use as possible, we have added three brand new features.

In-use gallery

First up, is our gallery of FontFonts in-use. Now when you browse through our typefaces, you can browse a picture of each font in-use. Just click on the ‘camera’ icon on the browse page and the pictures of our type in-use examples will be displayed.

In Use Gallery

You can also view an in-use gallery of each indivdiual FontFont family. So whether you’re searching for all in-use pictures of the FF Unit family, looking for an example of what FF Meta looks like when used on the Mozilla website, trying to find out what FF Fontesque looks like on a bookcover, or if you’re simply after another way of browsing through our library, our in-use gallery offers you a real visual treat.

Discover the delights of OpenType

Through the advanced typographical control of the OpenType format you can bring your text to life with fantastic features such as small caps, tabular figures, swashes and oldstyle figures. Yet it’s often said that the true features and fantastic functions of OpenType can be hidden away, often undiscovered. We hope to change that with our second new feature which helps you to see how the OpenType layout features, that are included in each FontFont, appear. For example, when you click on the OpenType features of FF Scala Regular you can now see all the different features that the font contains and how they will appear in FF Scala. FF Scala

Want to find out more about OpenType and its layout features? Check out our OpenType User Guide (247KB).

Award-winning FontFonts

Our FontFont Library is home to numerous award-winning typeface designs and now you can easily see which of our FontFonts have won prizes. Just look out for the little trophy icon next to the font on the browse page. You can also read all about the typefaces which have been awarded accolades and prizes on our news section under Awards

Award-winning FontFonts

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New features and functionality: Bestsellers, Random and more

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working hard to update our website and improve its functionality. From full-text searches to an improved checkout, from tooltips to bestsellers, we’ve added a whole host of new features:

FontFont Bestsellers

Want to know what the favorite FontFonts are for this month? Our bestsellers list now appears on our homepage and you can find out further information about each font on the dedicated bestseller page.

Surprise Me!

Have you tried shuffling through our fonts yet? With our Random function (check out the shuffle button at the top of our site) you can now randomize your search, find hidden gems, seek out some inspiration or simply have a play.

Finding FontFonts

Tooltips

Not sure which format you need or what our different library tiers mean? Having trouble working out what the different options are? Finding FontFonts just got easier with our tooltips on each of the filter buttons. We’ve also improved our search functionality by adding a full text search, so if you’re looking for FF Tundra you can now search the whole of our site including news, awards and announcements.

Check it out!

From browse to buy in just a few clicks, now our online checkout process is even easier. We’ve simplified the process, so in just a matter of clicks you can pick and choose the fonts you want to buy and download them straight away. 

Let us know what you think

We're continually looking at ways to improve our website, so if you have any suggestions feel free to send them our way!

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Massive update of our In-Use images

We are sure you haven’t overlooked our in-use gallery on every family page. But what you may not have noticed is that this key feature of our site has just received a massive update. We recently uploaded over 2000 images representing almost every FontFont in our library, and will continue to upload more in the coming weeks.
 
So just browse on over to your favorite FontFont and get inspired by the in-use images to the right of the font’s description. The images offer you a peek at what is possible using a specific FontFont and explain how others have used that particular typeface on their projects. Most images even include a description and the designer’s contact information in case you’d like to hire them for your next project.
 
FF You Can Read Me in use

FF You Can Read Me in use: Album cover DJ Slouch – Travels

FF Typeface Six in use

FF Typeface Six in use: Album cover Shipstad & Warren – Sex, Lies and Melody (Songbird/Black Hole Recordings)

FF Quadraat in use

FF Quadraat in use: Book cover Jules Verne – 20000 Meilen unter dem Meer (Fischer Klassik)

FF Dolores in use

FF Dolores in use: Book cover Mauri Kunnas – Hier kommen die Wikinger! (Oetinger Verlag)

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Finding faces faster

Introducing the FontFont Library Tiers: Premium, Collection & Free

In an effort to minimize the amount of time customers spend choosing fonts, FontShop International has split its award-winning type library into three distinct tiers, dubbed the FontFont Library Tier system.

FontFont Library Tiers

The FontFont® brand debuted in 1990, built around one simple premise: Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody conceived of a library of innovative digital typefaces created by designers for designers. FontFont launched with a handful of types the founders commissioned from their colleagues and up and coming young talent. From those humble beginnings, the FontFont library has grown to include 750 families representing the work of more than 160 designers worldwide.

FontShop International carefully developed the FontFont library to meet the demands of type users with diverse needs. Hand picked twice yearly by the FontFont type board—helmed by Spiekermann, a self-proclaimed “typomaniac”—each typeface in the library has been chosen for aesthetic appeal, innovation, and craftsmanship. FontFonts are technically perfected and thoroughly road tested before release, ensuring that designers have the best possible experience when using these high-quality fonts in their typographic projects.

With 2,500 typefaces and counting, FontFont has become one of the largest contemporary type libraries in the world. Having so many designs to choose from can be both a blessing and a curse; leisurely sifting through thousands of fonts online is pleasurable for any type lover, but it can be a daunting task at 3 a.m. when deadlines loom.

Enter the FontFont think tank: FSI’s dedicated team of type fanatics and technical gurus were determined to make font selection as easy as possible. After countless hours spent on research and in talking with type users, their mission was to minimize the amount of time each customer had to spend on selecting fonts. To achieve this goal, they decided to split the FontFont library into three distinct tiers.

FontFont Premium Tier: The Most Popular FontFonts

FontFont’s Premium Tier includes today’s most popular FontFonts and will feature the latest releases going forward. This tier, the largest in the new system, showcases international favorites like Albert-Jan Pool’s FF DIN®, FF Scala® by Martin Majoor, FF Dax® from Hans Reichel, and Spiekermann’s FF Meta® and FF Unit®.

Premium Tier FontFonts anchor the library in three formats to address every need — OpenType, Offc, and Web.* By next summer, all fonts in the Premium Tier will feature Pro language support, including Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic in some designs. Customers are not restricted to licensing full packages in this tier, but may choose single weights from these bestselling type families.

(*Offc and Web versions of some Premium Tier FontFonts are still in development and will be available soon.)

Enhanced font search and selection functions
Enhanced font search and selection functions

FontFont Collection Tier: Extraordinary Pricing and Hidden Gems

The FontFont Collection Tier is a selection of economically priced typographic treasures, including Xavier Dupré’s FF Reminga™, FF Mambo® by Val Fullard, and experimental designs like the FF FUSE Classics™. Visitors to the website will enjoy simple, easy-to-use navigation when browsing typefaces in the Collection Tier.

The Collection Tier is offered in full-family packages only—fonts are available in OpenType with Standard language support (with a few key exceptions). All packages in this tier are affordably priced at less than 100€/$, making it easier than ever for customers to build a quality type collection.

FontFont Free Tier: Giving Something Back

As a bonus to loyal customers, FontFont now offers a variety of free typefaces, including Paul Sych’s FF Dig, Dog, Hip™, FF Peecol™ from Steffen Sauerteig and Kai Vermehr (Eboy), and Timothy Donaldson’s FF FancyWriting™. Free Tier titles contain the complete family in a single package, and are available in OpenType with Standard language support.

Font Surfing Made Simple

FSI is continually working to improve the font shopping experience. In conjunction with the introduction of the FontFont Library Tiers, FontFont.com has been enhanced with new font search and selection functions.

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Now more interactive

It is now possible with the new “Comment” feature to express your opinion on articles in our News section. Just sign in to your FontFont.com account,  go to a news article and click on the “Comment” button. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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