Bitstream Inc. today announced the launch of a new e-store for users interested in finding, trying and buying fonts online. The new site is called MyFonts.com. Although Bitstream’s fonts have always been available for online purchase, you had to know the name of the font you wanted to buy — Bitstream said that MyFonts.com gives users the ability to search and categorize what they’re looking for.
MyFonts.com has been developed for graphic design pros and casual users who have a need to apply new typefaces to projects they’re working on. The site incorporates a search engine to help you find the fonts you need, arranged in easy to use categories. You can “test drive” fonts before you buy them by examining character maps. MyFonts.com also maintains order history information, so you can review fonts you’ve already bought and re-download them if you need to.
MyFonts.com’s catalog is comprised of all the fonts in Bitstream’s Typeface Library. All the Typographer Sets from Bitstream Cataneo, Bitstream Charter, Bitstream Chianti, and Bitstream Iowan Old Style are available (Typographer Sets include ligatures, swashes, fractions, small caps, old style and alternate characters). All fonts are available in multiple formats for one price. Once you buy a font, you can download TrueType and PostScript Type 1 versions for Windows, and then do the same for the Mac.
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