Mashugly, on Feb 12 2006, 02:14 PM, said:
Font Expert is a great app for those who need to manage a lot of fonts. I looked around for a good program to do this and it's the best one I've found!
After years of messing around with fonts I've found just a handful which I always put on any system I build, and I keep a few others handy for special jobs. The ones I install by default are -
Yes, it's Courier but a specially crisp version - if you're a writer you NEED this to satisfy publishers - normal Courier just looks feeble on the page with most laser printers.
(usually called F***ed Olympus) - great 'old' typewriter font.
- the whole set. Just nice, clear and sharp for sans-serif work.
Girls Are Weird.
- I used this odd font on a website years ago and, well, I just like it. It's weird and I'm a girl.
ITC Garamond 2000.
I used an old version of Corel Gatineau on a website and then lost it in a disk crash. It took years to find another Gatineau/Garamond font which had italics with matching uppercase and lower case slants (some don't), and with the hooked "H" and drop apostrophe. Corel's version had been brought into line with Garamond and lost some of those features. ITC has the whole lot.
An imitation of the script used in London Underground signs.
A nice joined-up script font for fancy work.
A very clean and tidy handwritten script.
This is the font used by British Airways. I use it for all my printed correspondence, it's really nice.
Another typewriter font.
If you ever watched 'The Prisoner' you'll recognise this.
A comic-book speech-ballon script.
For editing fonts (and removing the er, unwanted glyphs from samples, and changing the text) I use Font Creator Pro3.
Most of the above are links which will download the font or a zipfile with all the font parts. Note they are WINDOWS TrueType format. I haven't linked Mylius because BA are very proprietary about it. The rest are public domain to the best of my knowledge - at least I found them all on the web without any restrictions. If you think they shouldn't be here PM me and I'll remove them!
Edit - I searched the web and discovered that lots of people are trying to get their hands on Mylius and you can't download it anywhere. As it's commercial, very expensive and under copyright I won't be risking linking to it.