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I've never paid money for a font. Not only do I not want to have to spend
money, I want to know that my fonts are available on all the machines I use.
At least here in America, font files are treated as computer software and
subject to copyright protection even though the font design itself is not
protected. I want freedom of use as well as freedom from price.

"Times New Roman" is the title of the version of Times that comes standard with Windows.

"Palatino Linotype" also comes standard with Windows. It is probably my
favorite standard Windows font. While I'm not allowed to copy it, it will
already exist on any Windows machine I use.

URW has a set of classic fonts that are free. They include

   URWPalladio L -- a clone of Palatino
   CenturySchL -- a clone of Century Schoolbook
   GaramondNo8 -- an excellent classic Garamond
   NimbusRomanNo9 -- a clone of Times
   URW BookmanL -- a clone of Bookman, a font often used in children's

I downloaded the URW fonts many years ago. Since then, I've had difficulty finding them again online.

Of course, Linux Libertine G is free, as we've discussed at length.

The free OFL Sorts Mill Goudy is an excellent approximation of Goudy Old

Minion Pro is a font that comes bundled with Adobe Reader. It's an excellent
OpenType font full of expert glyphs. However, I've never quite come to grips
with how it works on a Windows machine. When Reader is installed, Minion Pro
is installed within the Adobe Reader folder, so that the font is only
available for files opened with Reader. I've seen nothing in Adobe's
licensing materials that clarify whether the user may copy the font into the
Windows\Fonts folder for use with the entire system.

While I've never paid for fonts, many years ago, I purchased WordPerfect 7.
it was a great deal; $29.95 with a $30.00 rebate. While I have long since
abandoned the program, it came bundled with hundreds of fonts, mostly by
Bitstream. Some of my favorites, which I still use, are:

Iowan Old Style
Matt Antique BT
New Baskerville BT
Century Schoolbook BT


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For me, I try to stay away from fonts that require me to pay for them.
If it came with an OS, that is one thing, but if I have to pay for them
myself for each and every style, like you do with Adobe's fonts, than no

I do have an older Adobe font library, since I was given it to deal with
a large, long, project over 10 years ago.

You can get free versions of your fonts, or very good look-a-likes,
online at various sites.  I have used "Schoolbook" and Garamond before
though.  I believe Minion is an Adobe font.  I will have to check about
Goudy Old Style.  I think I have used it before.

Were you talking about Times Roman or just Roman for the font name.  I
have a font that is called "Roman", and it is a serif font.  For those
who do not know much about fonts, all of this may be a little confusing
to them.  Well, if you have a large font collection, it gets worse some
times.  That is why I believe that the sites that give you good
substitution font options for ones that you do not have can be a good
thing for people.

As I stated before, if you are going to have something published, find
out which font[s] they use and then give then your document/manuscript
in that font, if they do not want a plain text file.

I have not worked on this for over a year, but here is a sample from my
"work in progress" 50+ page font substitution guide.   I have a lot of
formatting and editing to do before I go out and find more.  I even have
a list that tells you which Windows installed fonts match Mac installed
fonts, but that was created many years ago and no longer up-to-date.

The first name is the font and the list is replacement types.  I get
this information from various online sources, so I do not really know
how good they are. In the document, it is in 2 columns, but sometimes
emails mes that up.

Many of the font names I never heard of, while others I have.



American Classic
Flareserif 721


Antique Olive

Incised 901 BT
Provence BT
Berry Roman
Gibson Antique
Olive Antique
Olivette Antique



New Baskerville
Transitional 401





Copperplate Gothic

Copper Pot
Gothic No.29
Gothic No.30
Lining Plate Gothic



Dutch 823

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