Straightjacket urgently needed!

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Katharina's picture
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Joined: 21 Aug 2007 - 4:18am
Straightjacket urgently needed!
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I am an absolute dilettante (and that translates “I love typography”) and that is why I have just devoured the forums without being able to contribute. But after some very interesting threads

e.g.
http://www.typophile.com/node/17260
http://www.typophile.com/node/36423

I guess it’s time someone wrapped me in a straightjacket for otherwise I will strangle the next person who tongue-in-cheek asks for “a free font very similar to that famous …”.

Of course I always realized that it is hard work to create a typeface, but the amount of individual and collective theory development, historical research and meticulous craftsmanship involved makes me feel grateful that as a single non-commercial user I spend only 20 to 50 Euro for a good font.

Thanks to all you professionals!

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Joined: 25 Sep 2006 - 2:15pm
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I’ve learned to spot such threads from the titles and ignore them.

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture
Joined: 3 Mar 2005 - 3:23am
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I’m always searching for a car that looks a lot like a Porsche because I don’t want to pay for a real one.

Pieter

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Joined: 13 Jul 2001 - 11:00am
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You're being sarcastic, right James? I mean you didn't ignore the thread. :^P

Welcome to Typophile, Katharina. Why don't you have a seat next to James.

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Joined: 13 Jul 2001 - 11:00am
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... and yet another one where I mis-read. D'ah! Yes. You have to learn to ignore the free font threads because those people need to do more lurking.

Christian Neumann's picture
Joined: 9 May 2004 - 5:14am
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I'm not sure, ignoring those threads without educating "those people" will just make them look somewhere else (like some russian forum) and end with some pirated font. If they are on typophile they may be cheap but they are at least trying to do the right thing.

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Joined: 13 Jul 2001 - 11:00am
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That's a very good point.