Paid typefaces similar to Quicksand

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Melissa Pennington's picture
Joined: 9 Dec 2013 - 12:48am
Paid typefaces similar to Quicksand
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I'm looking for a typeface similar in nature to Quicksand (http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/quicksand), but I need it to not be free.

Really, any very rounded sans serif with various weights would be great. The closest I've found is Sofia Pro Rounded, but if you have any other suggestions, it'd be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Looking for a non-free version of a free font is a new one! :-)

I would have suggested commissioning an improved derivative of Quicksand* but sadly it's under the OFL license, which does not allow that. So I think your best bet is to contact the designer for a professional version of it.

* See all the negative technical comments here:
http://www.typophile.com/node/50437

hhp

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Or Bryant Pro (by Eric Olson) using the alternate 'a'

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Pablo Impallari's picture
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Hrant, what makes you think that OFL license does not allow commissioned derivatives/improvements?
I think you are mistaken about that. The whole point of the OFL is to allow derivatives, and those can be commissioned. In fact, they usually are.

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Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Good point – sorry. Although OFL does not allow the general redistribution of a derivative for money, it does allow somebody to get paid to create a proprietary derivation for a client. Correct?

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Although OFL does not allow the general redistribution of a derivative for money

It allows the redistribution of a derivative for money, but not by itself.
For example, you can embed the font into an iPad app and sell the app, but not just the font by itself.

it does allow somebody to get paid to create a proprietary derivation for a client

It allows anybody to get paid to create a derivative for a client, but it must remain OFL, not proprietary.
Also, if the font uses RFN, you may need to a) Rename it, or b) Ask permission to continue using the same name.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Thank you for the clarification.
I may need to pick your brain on this some more in the very near future, if that's OK.

hhp

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Yep, no problem.