[OS X TeX] Type Classics for Learning

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Jun 15 14:47:39 CEST 2004

On Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at 08:40  AM, Lawrence Paulson wrote:

> It appears to be a boxed Adobe product and it is available in the UK 
> with a typically inflated price (£89.99). It isn't clear from
> 	http://www.adobe.com/education/ed_products/typeclassics.html
> whether this product is good value for TeX users.

If you had ever made a typeface, you wouldn't view that price as 
inflated. A typeface is typically a one-time sale --- unlike the old 
days when worn-out matrices or type had to be continually renewed, or 
film fonts replaced as equipment was upgraded.

If you mislike the price, there are now a lot of free alternatives, so 
don't trouble yourself.

Fonts are among the most pirated of computer software, and sales are 
typically very low except for a few examples (big game hunter effect).

(who now remembers why he hasn't taken the time to finish any of his 
typeface designs)

William Adams, publishing specialist
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