It is with deep regret that I must announce the demise of the
comp.fonts pages that I have maintained for so long.
There are a number of reasons why I've decided to take down these pages.
In no particular order:
- Conflicting personal projects have reduced the amount of
time that I have to spend on these pages to a level that, in my
opinion, compromises their quality.
- With my departure from O'Reilly, I no longer have adequate access to
a host where I can maintain these pages.
- The Internet Font Archives were built around PostScript font technology,
which has largely been replaced by TrueType on most people's desktops.
- Because some individuals have elected to engage in font piracy, and
because these pirated designs appear on ftp servers that the IFA points to,
I've received a number of nasty-grams from legal firms. One of those was
plenty. Three or four was just too many.
- The major type foundries (e.g., Adobe,
Monotype) all have web pages of
their own these days. In addition, there are literally dozens of smaller
foundries on the web.
Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience that this
change may cause.
P.S. The last version of the comp.fonts
FAQ that I produced will remain online until a successor
P.P.S. Several people have offered space on their servers for the
IFA, if I was interested in reviving it. After much consideration,
I've decided that I won't, mostly because of the lawyers.