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LUC DEVROYE


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YourFonts [Erwin Denissen]

On-line commercial font generation service, based on submitting a scanned template. It feels like Fontifier. At some point it became free, and soon after that it took off---105,110 free fonts have been generated between August 2008 and March 2009. Its designer, the Utrecht, The Netherlands-based Erwin Denissen, writes: As an independent software vendor, Erwin Denissen strives to continue developing new and innovative products for the world-wide typography market. Right now High-Logic has three products, a font editor, a font manager and a font generator. In March 2008 Erwin Denissen acquired MyTools.com, including 8 products. In July 2008 yourfonts.com was launched as an online font generation service. More fonts-related utilities are expected soon.

He also made FontCreator, a free font editor. JulieCouillard (2008) is a handwriting test font I sent in to see how good the outlines are. Some time in 2009, Yourfonts become commercial, changing between 9.95 and 14.95 US dollars per font. At the same time, they embarked on a reseller program in which others can use their font generation engine for a fee. Resellers include

Others, such as FontBay, have the same set-up as most resellers. Most of these services charge about 14.95 US dollars per font.

Finally, there are some free example fonts: George, Phooley, Parchemin, and others.

EXTERNAL LINKS
YourFonts
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INTERNAL LINKS
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Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html