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A Zebra with stripes of a different color

How do unusual font families work? It's simple: each part is actually a separate font, designed to match up perfectly if you stack two or more text containers on top of each other. If you want a unique look for your brochure, poster, or Web site, here are a couple of ways to accomplish it.

FontGear releases FontGenius

The new font utility from FontGear matches fonts within images.

Linotype FontExplorer X Server now available online

Linotype and Monotype Imaging have announced Linotype FontExplorer X Server is now available to customers online.

Extensis releases Universal Type Server 2.0

Universal Type Server 2.0 now supports Open Directory and Active Directory and other key improvements.

Spring cleaning—but how?

What happens when you find a bunch of old floppy disks and you haven't had a drive in years? Jackie Dove found out when she uncovered some old fonts stored on floppy disk.

FontExplorer X Pro 2.0

FontExplorer X Pro 2.0.1 is an advanced, feature-complete font-management tool. It's as if the developers asked hundreds of designers and prepress professionals what they wanted, and then delivered everything on the list.

PopChar X adds ‘reverse search’ feature

PopChar X, the special character search and insertion tool, now lets you find special characters in specific fonts.

Suitcase Fusion 2 now supports Tiger

Suitcase Fusion 2 13.1 now supports Tiger.

How to clear font caches in Leopard

Learn how to use Terminal to clear font caches, which if corrupted, can cause various font display issues.

Review: What The Font for iPhone

This font finder has some limitations, mostly related to the iPhone’s built-in camera. But it’s still a worthwhile tool if you find yourself with a desire to identify fonts when you’re out and about.