Holy smokes. It's finally done (well, done enough to launch). Welcome to the new Okay Type website. There is a lot to announce and explain. But for now here’s an overview of the important stuff.
Introducing Webfonts and App Fonts
In addition to old-school desktop fonts, you can now buy licenses for webfonts and app-embedding. The licenses are fair and there are no subscriptions or third-party services required. Oh, and everything is a simple one-time fee. Read on for more details.
A New EULA
Adding app and webfont usage meant I needed to update the End User License Agreement behind every font license. Instead of writing separate agreements for each license option, which tends to clutter the agreements with lots of redundant legalese, I adopted a new modular structure. The information is clearly organized and plainly written, making it simpler and easier to read. I think it’s an improvement, but it is new and warrants a little more explanation.
Every Okay Type font license starts with a General EULA. This agreement contains the standard definitions, rights, restrictions, and other (boring) high-level legal stuff. To be honest, it’s mostly a list of what you can’t do. The things you actually can do with the fonts are defined in separate use-specific addendums.
There are three addendums, Desktop Use, Webfont Use, and App Use, offered as “License Options” in the cart system. Because each one builds upon the general EULA, they are short and clearly written, focusing solely on the details important to using the fonts in whichever particular manner.
You can read the general EULA and use-specific addendums here. Please, please, please send me any questions you might have, I know this approach is new and might need some more explanation. And thanks to Joyce at Darden Studio for recommending the idea of modular licenses.
More Info About Webfonts
Yea, so you can finally purchase webfonts directly from Okay Type. Here are some details for the webfont nerds: They are self-hosted files priced with a simple one-time fee. Simple self-hosted @font-face webfonts. No third party services or dependencies. No subscriptions. Each license covers a single domain and the price depends on a maximum number of pageviews per month.
Each webfont includes both .woff and .woff2 file formats. I can provide legacy formats upon request, but those are the only formats most websites should need.
To help save time, every webfont includes both the full version of the fonts and an alternate version subset to cover the standard Latin-1 character set. The webfont license also allows you to subset the fonts, but you do so at your own risk.
For more information, please read the Webfont Use Addendum. It’s short and easy to read. You can also review the Webfont section of the FAQ.
More Info About App Fonts
Do you need to embed or encapsulate a font in an application or digital document? You can now buy an App font license. They are priced as a one-time fee for a single title, with a discount for multiple or reoccurring titles. For more information, you should read the App Use section of the FAQ and the App Use Addendum. This kind of usage can get complicated (and expensive), so don't hesitate to email with any questions or to talk about a specific project.
I’ve always made old-style figures (☞ 0123456789) the default in my fonts. In most designs they simply look better, especially in body text. But every so often a customer will ask for a version with lining figures (☞ 0123456789) instead. That's fine, most typefaces use those as the default. I'm more than happy to send those versions. But it's a bit of a hassle for everyone involved.
To make life easier, every purchase now includes an alternate set of files with default lining numerals. They are in a separate folder labeled with a “LP” suffix for Proportional-width Lining numbers. I strongly recommend that you only install the alternate versions if you really need them.
One last thing important. I moved all of the old customer accounts to this new system. It was a little messy (I've learned a lot about how to run a website over the last ten years) but I did my best to clean things up.
Your old orders should be there, just use your email address to sign in (you'll need to reset your password the first time). You can edit the name and company associated with your account on the Account Information page. And please email me if your info or order history is missing or incorrect.
Alright and Harriet received significant updates, so you should absolutely log in and download the new files.
Thanks for your patience with rolling out this new site. Please, please, please send any bug reports, feature requests, or questions : email@example.com.