I use an online prototyping whiteboard tool – what font format do I need?Online prototyping tools such as Figma, Sketch, Invision, Figjam, Miro, Mural, Canva, etc. usually use desktop font formats, and need OTF (OpenType) fonts rather than dedicated webfonts (WOFF). You can get a desktop licence for you and your collaborators.
I have a font download code; how do I use it?If you have received a code for a free font download, you can redeem it directly online. You will need to create an account before downloading the fonts. 1/ Go to this page[http://www.typotheque.com/my_account] and register a new account (if you don’t have one already). 2/ After successful registration, go to ‘Corporate Fonts’ https://www.typotheque.com/my_account/corporate_fonts[https://www.typotheque.com/my_account/corporate_fonts] where you can enter your code. 3/ At the last step, you will be prompted to agree with the terms of the End User Licence, after which you can download the fonts.
What is Typotheque Club?Typotheque Club[https://www.typotheque.com/club] is a loyalty programme with a social aspect. It brings font users and font makers closer to each other. Members earn points for each online purchase, font referral, or sharing examples of fonts in use. The earned points can then be redeemed for printed type specimens or discounts, or they can be used to contribute to the development of marginalised writing scripts via one of our crowdfunding campaigns.
How does the crowdfunding work?Typotheque carries out research into and develops fonts for digitally disadvantaged languages, contributing to global linguistic diversity, even when there is little financial incentive. We need your help to make these long-term projects sustainable, with direct support via crowdfunding. Typotheque Club members can use their points to help fund these projects, and via the crowdfunder choose a reward in return for their donated points. If the crowdfunder target is not reached, the points are simply refunded to you. If the project succeeds in reaching its funding goal, Typotheque will work on the project, provide project updates, and after completion of the project, all backers will receive their chosen reward.
How does the referral work?Each member receives a unique referral code, which can be appended to the URL of a Typotheque font, so you can refer the font to other people. When people use the link that contains your referral code, and go on to buy a font, we record the transaction, and you receive 10% of the font price paid. For example, if someone buys a font for €100, you will receive 10 points, which can then be redeemed against the various rewards.
I can’t download any webfontsIf you want to download webfont files, choose the option ‘Self-hosted webfonts’. If you choose ‘Hosted webfonts’ instead, you will be working with CSS code, and the actual fonts will stay on our servers. You can always upgrade from hosted to self-hosted webfonts.
What happens when project is not fully fundedThe crowdfunding project needs to meet the funding goal by the funding deadline. Unfunded projects will be terminated.
Can I use your webfonts on multiple domains or websites?Yes. There is no limit to the number of domains on which you can use the fonts. For self-hosted webfonts, the total number of monthly page views will apply to all domains collectively. For example, if you use ten different domains, and each has 100,000 monthly page views, you need a self-hosted webfont licence for 1 million monthly page views.
Can you create a quote before I order the fonts?Absolutely, just go to the font order page, select the licence and fonts you need, and on the same page you can choose to Save your order or download a PDF of it.
How can I download a new version of your fonts?We offer free updates to those who have purchased Typotheque fonts in the past. Just log in to your online account and download the fonts again. We always supply the latest version, and there will be a release note about any changes and/or improvements.
I want to create a custom font, how much does it cost?The price of a creating a new custom fonts depends on three main variables — *how many styles* need to be created, *how large is the glyphs set*, and *what kind of licensing* arrangement you are looking for. If you can tell us more, we can calculate indicative price The glyph set depends on which languages you intend to support. If you can list a languages you need to cover, we can calculate which glyphs you the font requires. Than it comes to licensing. If end-user doesn't need any exclusivity, than the license can be as cheap as 72 euro per font. This is the standard price of a non-exclusive font license. A more common scenario is that client requires some sort of exclusivity. It could be, for example for 3-4 years, as design identity tend to change, or it can be lifetime exclusivity. Creating brand new fonts is rather time-consuming, and an economic alternative is to consult our exiting font catalogue, and identify a font that is close to what you need. We could modify an existing typeface for your needs, which can save up to 90% of the development costs. Or perhaps there is already a font that fits your needs as it is, and we can simply rename it for your brand, and offer a custom licensing arrangement. In either case, please get in touch, we’ll be happy to discuss your project.
I have a VAT number, and I don’t want to pay VAT tax.If your company is registered in the European Union, and you have a valid VAT number, you can register the number, and then order products without any tax being applied. If your billing address is outside of the EU, we donʼt charge the VAT. Please note that you have to do this before placing the order, as we canʼt return the VAT later. If you have any questions, please send us an email.
Do you monitor the number of page views?Hosted webfonts remain on a remote network of servers (CDN), and we log the number of server requests in order to calculate the number of page views. With self-hosted webfonts, we don’t monitor the use of webfonts, and the client is responsible for choosing the correct tier of monthly page views. Should you exceed the monthly limit for two months in a row, we expect you to upgrade your webfont licence. We use tools to help us estimate the website traffic, such as www.similarweb.com and www.semrush.com, to ensure you use the correct webfont tier.
How do I earn pointsThere are multiple ways to earn points. When you become a member of the club, you will receive 10 points as a welcome bonus. For signing up to the Typotheque mailing list, you will receive another 10 points. For each example you share of a font in use, you will receive 10 points. Points can be earned by referring fonts to others, and, finally, you will receive points for each font you order – one point for each €10 spent.