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Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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abfonts

Free service by some font enthusiasts: free fonts posted by occasional type designers on alt.binaries.fonts are collected here for easy download, and for historical reference. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adobe typography

Adobe typography news group. [Google] [More]  ⦿

alt.binaries.fonts

Newsgroup with many postings, loaded with hints, tips, pointers, subliminal messages and hacker info. It was quite active between 1990 and 2007. Here is a text I wrote in its heyday: On slow days, about 5 fonts get posted, while on some days (like December 17, 1997), over 1000 fonts are posted. In 1997, virtually every Adobe font was posted, as well as many fonts from Image Club Graphics, T-26, Letraset and ITC. Towards the end of 1998, the flow of fonts had dried up. In 1999 and 2000, it picked up again, with some posts having up to 10,000 commercial fonts in them. Presently, the Adobe collection gets posted about once per year in its entirety.

In recent years, past 2007, the site has come to a virtual standstill. See also StBen, StBen II, Usenet Replayer, binsearch.info, ngindex (not free, but one can see what is available). [Google] [More]  ⦿

alt.binaries.fonts FAQ

FAQ for alt.binaries.fonts newsgroup. Has information and links on the creation of fonts, and font management on PCs and Macs as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

alt.binaries.fonts FAQ

FAQ kept by James Goffin. Font links. Alternate URL. Type glossary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

alt.binaries.fonts.floods

Newsgroup featuring massive uploads of fonts. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

alt.binaries.hebrew.fonts

Newsgroup for Hebrew fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

alt.binaries.mac.fonts

Newsgroup featuring many goodies, and loaded with hints, tips, pointers, subliminal messages and hacker info. [Google] [More]  ⦿

alt.binaries.warez.ibm-pc

Occasionally posts font packages. For example, Adobe Font Folio 7, 8, 9 and OT were posted on 31 October 2004. [Google] [More]  ⦿

alt.binaries.warez.win95-fonts

Newsgroup featuring massive font postings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

comp.fonts

Basic non-binary newsgroup related to fonts and typography. Access via Google. [Google] [More]  ⦿

comp.fonts archive

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Comp.fonts backup

Comp.fonts backup at google, going back to 1981. [Google] [More]  ⦿

comp.fonts FAQ

Copy of Norman Walsh's font FAQ. Other copies in Switzerland, Germany, France, UK, Sweden, USA, Croatia, Japan, Austria, The Netherlands, Germany and Germany. [Google] [More]  ⦿

comp.fonts FAQ

Was managed by Norman Walsh. Check also the parent directory. Mirror. [Google] [More]  ⦿

comp.fonts (Google)

comp.fonts group backed up at Google. [Google] [More]  ⦿

comp.fonts homepage

comp.fonts home page by Norman Walsh. [Google] [More]  ⦿

comp.lang.postscript

PostScript language newsgroup. [Google] [More]  ⦿

comp.lang.postscript FAQ

Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

comp.sources.postscript

PostScript sources. This newsgroup is very quiet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

comp.sources.postscript FAQ

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comp.text.pdf

PDF newsgroup. [Google] [More]  ⦿

fido7.dtp.fonts

Russian Net's Desk Top Publishing Fonts newsgroup. [Google] [More]  ⦿

fido7.ru.dtp.fonts

Russian Net's Desk Top Publishing Fonts newsgroup. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontboard

New font forum and board run by Typeone. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Free and Public Usenet News Servers

Search for free public newsgroups. [Google] [More]  ⦿

gnu.ghostscript.bug

GNU ghostscript newsgroup. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mail and News

Free newsgroup service. Includes alt.binaries.fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

maxwell

Newsgroup that backs up alt.binaries.fonts, and keeps stuff around for almost two weeks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mynews

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Newsgroup search

German site that allows one to find newsgroup servers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Randori

Subscribe to newsgroup server at about 150 USD /year. All newsgroups. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Russian Net - Ru Desk Top Publishing Fonts

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Saint Benoit

Belgian news archiver. Has most font groups. [Google] [More]  ⦿

StBen

Font news groups at StBen include

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Usenet: alt.binaries.fonts

Newsgroup articles neatly stored at Usenet Replayer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Usenet: alt.binaries.mac.fonts

Newsgroup articles neatly stored at Usenet Replayer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Usenet: alt.binaries.warez.win95-fonts

Newsgroup articles neatly stored at Usenet Replayer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Usenet: comp.fonts

Newsgroup articles neatly stored at Usenet Replayer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Usenet Replayer

Search archives of newsgroups such as alt.binaries.fonts or comp.fonts. Very useful for finding tons of fonts that were recently posted. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Usenet Replayer

Storage of old articles of newsgroups. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yahoo: Truetype fonts

Yahoo discussion group regarding truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿