Frequently asked questions

You have questions about Mostardesign Type Foundry, licenses, font services or you need help to use one of fonts? Most of frequently asked questions are listed below.

General questions

Can I test the fonts ?

You can test most of our fonts for a limited period of time. To do so, please contact us using our contact form and we will send you a Test Agreement with the fonts that you would like to test. Don’t forget to specify in your message the fonts you want to test (fonts or family), the name and the phycical address of your company.

Where can I buy licenses and fonts

Mostardesign Type Foundry work with external distributors such as MyFonts, Linotype,Typekit, Fonts.com… Below, a list of these distributors.

  • MyFonts  Delivering Desktop, Web fonts, App, E-book and server licenses.
  • Typekit  The subcription font service by Adobe.
  • Fonts  Desktop, Web fonts, App, E-book and server licenses.
  • Linotype  Desktop, Web fonts, App, E-book and server licenses
  • Fontspring  Desktop, Web fonts (self hosted), App, E-book and server licenses
  • You Work For Them  Creative marketplace  with Desktop, Web fonts  App and E-book licenses
  • Hype for Type  Hand-crafted typefaces to try, buy and download
  • FontShop  Delivering Professional fonts for desktop, web and apps
  • Creative Market

Can Mostardesign Type Foundry create a custom font for my company ?

Yes. Mostardesign Type foundry can create a custom font for your company or can make an alteration of an existing font. Please feel free to contact us and we will discuss your needs. Please click here to use our contact form.

Do you offer free fonts ?

Yes. Mostardesign Type Foundry offers some fonts for free for non commercial use. You can download Kyrial Sans Pro Regular and Sofia Pro Light for free at Fontspring.

Can I use a font for a logo ?

A Desktop license would be required to use a font in a logo. Please, be sure to review the Desktop EULA for some restrictions. Click here to learn more.

What’s a EULA ?

Did you know that a font is software? Like any software, its use requires a contract between the end user, who uses the font (you,) and its author (Mostadesign Type Foundry.) This contract defines the conditions under which the program may be used. For this, we use an EULA (End User License Agreement.). Click here to read our general EULA.

Do I need to renew my license every year?

No. You buy your licenses once and for all! They are continuous. Then you just need to become immortal to be able to use your license forever 🙂

Client or designer, who needs to buy a font license?

Everyone who uses a font needs to have a font licence. If a designer is creating a brochure for a client, the designer needs to buy a font licence. If clients wish to use the fonts as well, then he also needs to buy a font license.

How many workstations can I install and use a font?

Fonts are licensed for a specific number of workstations, and prices start at one computer. Every computer which a font is stored need a license.

Can I upgrade my font license to add more users?

Yes, you can add more users at any time. Please, return to the site you have purchased the fonts and proceed as follows.

How to add users to your Desktop license? The simplest way is to create a new online order with a new font license with the desired number of users.

How to increase the Webfont license? For WebFonts Licenses, simply create a new font order and only purchase the supplement for number of page views per month. For example, if you first purchased a license with 10,000 views per month and your site has increased its attendance with over 20,000 page views per month, create an order for only the additional 10,000 views.


Typography questions

What is kerning?

Kerning is the adjustment of the blank space between two consecutive characters of a font to balance that space to best effect. These sequences of characters are called “character pairs” or ” glyph pairs” and they set two pairings (Such as VA and AV) to cover all possible combinations of the two. Stored within the font, these glyphs pairs are activated automatically when typing. If you want to learn more about kerning and a “pro kerning” feature, please click here

How to use OpenType features ?

OpenType is a font file format with 100 % cross-platform compatibility (work as well with PCs and Macs computers) and it can support advanced typographic functions such as large character sets, better language support, special glyphs, one cross-platform font file, and advanced typographic features.

In InDesign program find your character palette and click the palette tab to reveal all the palette options. If the character palette is not visible, you will find it via the Window menu. Choose Opentype to show all features of the font you’re working with.

In Adobe Illustrator Go to Window > Type > OpenType. You will find a floating panel. Please note that not all OT features options are available in every font.

In Adobe Photoshop Go to Window > Character. From the Character panel menu, choose an option (standard ligatures, contextual alternates, discretionary ligatures…) from the OpenType submenu

To learn more about how to use OT features in InDesign or Microsoft Office, please read our help and techniques section here.

I’d like to use your fonts with my Typekit account

Yes you can use our fonts with your Typekit account but unfortunately, all our fonts are not available on Typekit. To see which fonts are are available, please click below

Installing fonts on my Windows PC?

Yes you can install our fonts on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and Windows XP. For more information on installing fonts on PC.

Windows 10, 8, 7

  • Close all applications
  • Unzip the downloaded file
  • From the ’Start’menu select ‘Control Panel’
  • Select ‘Appearance and Personalization’
  • Choose ‘Fonts’
  • Click ‘File’, and then click ‘Install New Font’
  • Select the font you want to install
  • And then click ‘Install’

Windows Vista

  • Close all applications
  • Unzip the downloaded file
  • From the ’Start’menu select ‘Control Panel’
  • Select ‘Appearance and Personalization’
  • Choose ‘Fonts’
  • Click ‘File’, and then click ‘Install New Font’
  • Select the fonts you want to install.
  • Press the ‘Install’ button

Windows XP

  • Close all applications
  • Unzip the downloaded file
  • From the ’Start’menu select ‘Control Panel’
  • Select the ‘Appearance and Themes’ category
  • Select ‘Fonts’ from the ‘See Also’ panel
  • In the Fonts window, select the ‘File menu’
  • Choose ‘Install New Font’
  • Select the fonts you want to install.
  • Press the ‘OK’ to install the fonts.

Installing fonts in Mac OSX

For an optimal use, we recommend that you do the following (Mac OS X 10.3 or higher) :

  • Close all applications
  • Unzip the downloaded file
  • Double click the unzipped font file to open a preview of the font
  • Click ‘Install font’ button to install the font in your Fontbook

Troubleshooting

Font installation problem

If you have a problem with font installation, we strongly advise you to restart your computer first. In the case you’re using a font manager (such as FontAgent, Font Explorer X, Font Suitcase…) try installing directly to the system instead. If the font still doesn’t work, please contact us.

Uninstalling fonts in Windows or mac OSX

Uninstalling font in Windows

  • Click the ‘Start button’
  • Click to open the ‘Control Panel’
  • Select ‘Appearance and Personalization’, and then clicking ‘Fonts’
  • Click the font that you want to uninstall
  • On the File menu, click ‘Delete’

 

Uninstalling fonts in Mac OSX

  • Launch ‘Font Book’
  • Select the font you want to delete
  • Select ‘Remove’ in the File Menu (or Right click > Remove)
  • Confirm the removal of the font

[Typekit] My fonts aren’t working in any browser

First of all, please verify the good compatibility of your browser. The most common problem is an error with the domain name declaration. Your domain isn’t listed on your kit. When you will have listed your domain name, don’t forget to republish your kit by clicking the republish button on your index page.

If the font still doesn’t work, please watch this tutorial to learn more about how to use Typekit in your website.


Need more help ?

You have more questions about licensing, we can help you to define your needs following your project.

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