Rules for Sharing1.
Only post fonts that are freeware or shareware
. This means: no commercial fonts. If you're unsure about a font, pop over to Google
and do a search on the font. ("fontname, download). If you can only find places to download on pay sites (such as fonts.com), chances is it's a commercial font. If you can find other sites that offer it for free, chances are that it's fine to post. :)2.
DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, zip your fonts. Upload only the .ttf file. All posts with zipped fonts will be deleted, for safety's sake. I do not
want to find out the hard way that there's a Trojan tucked in that zip.3.
Please cut all
Use a site like You Send It
when uploading fonts. Do not
direct link to a download source that isn't yours. (http://yourdomain.com
is fine. http://abstractfonts.com
When tagging your entries, include only
the font name and the font style (curly, script, grungy, etc).5a.
Your tags should have FONT_ before every font name and STYLE_ before every font style.6.
Because there are so many fonts, you can't just post them willy-nilly. Both on the main page
and this post
will have info on the letter we're doing this week. (Friday to Friday.) Only post fonts starting with that letter then, unless otherwise specified.Sharing FAQWhat is a preview?
It's something like this
. It's a small image done in a program like Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro, showing what the font looks like.How do I make a preview?
Assuming you have some basic knowledge of your program, it'll go something like this: open a new blank canvas, white background, font tool, find the font, choose the color you want to use for it (as long as it's readable, anything is okay), and type the text you want (the font name is best for a preview). The size used is usually something around 30pt-48pt. Make sure to crop away any excess blank canvas, so it looks something like the example program.What if I can't make a preview?
If you're unable to obtain access to a program like Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, or anything good (note: Paint won't work), unable to get help from a friend, unable to find a preview of the font made elsewhere on the web, you can comment on this post with a link to the font and someone might be nice and make you a preview image. However, this is totally up to them and not required of anybody.Can I share more than one font per post?
Sure. :) As long as you cut the preview images and be sensible (if you have over 50 or so, it might be best to break it up into smaller posts) and it's perfectly okay.LJ says I don't have permission to post in this community. How do I get that?
You only need this if you intend to share fonts. If you're just downloading, you don't need posting access to comment. :) If you do intend to share fonts, comment on this post. You SHOULD: have access to a proper program to make previews with, agree to the rules above, be able to upload a file at a site like You Sent It
or similar, be able to post fonts at least every now and then, be a member (I can't give you posting access if you aren't). You DO NOT have to: post fonts daily, know me personally, pass any kind of secret quiz, be recommended by someone, download a certain number of fonts, link the community somewhere, or be a member at least X amount of days.I submitted a post to this community, but it hasn't shown up yet. Why is this happening?
Posts are moderated. This means a moderator needs to approve it before it will show up on the community. Don't worry: the longest you'll have to wait is a day to be approved or rejected. We're on a lot. :)I got an email saying my post got rejected. Why is this? How do I fix it?
In that email, it should say why you were rejected. It's most likely you forgot to do something (cut your preview image, upload the font, link the font, etc). Just fix whatever's wrong and post it again.
Finally, if you have any other questions/problems, comment here and you'll get help ASAP. :)