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Old 11-26-2007, 12:07 PM   #1
Gerry Kowarsky
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I recently chanced upon www.fontmarketplace.com. I don’t recall seeing it mentioned here before. The fonts available at this site are a large selection of the ones that can be purchased from Ascender Corporation at www.ascendercorp.com. The difference is that the organization and pricing at www.fontmarketplace.com seem to be targeted at nonprofessional users. People who don’t already know a lot about type will find plenty of help in identifying fonts appropriate for a specific use or occasion. Licensing is for one user as opposed to five on www.ascendercorp.com. The typical FontMarketplace prices are $4.99 for a single font and $17.99 for a family of four. One interesting family available at these prices is Nina, a Matthew Carter sans serif design that is similar to Tahoma and Verdana but more condensed. There are several collections with fonts, templates, and tools for a specific application. For example, the Ascender Resume Kit offers 12 fonts, 24 Microsoft Word templates, and resume writing tips for $14.99. The fonts are in three families of four: Ascender Serif, which has the same metrics as Times New Roman, and Michael Harvey’s Ellington and Strayhorn, a related serif and sans serif pair.
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