(x) Antique cursive script - Cezanne {Jared}

chimere's picture

It's a cursive font that's on my French textbook (first two pics) that I've seen used in many other applications. That's a tea from President's Choice, one of their more image-focused products. I've also seen it used on TV for fade-facades on shows as subliminal text.

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Jared Benson's picture

P22's ubiquitous Cezanne

If you're interested in a quality alternative, I suggest DearSarah.

chimere's picture

thanks.. finally took that off my head, it was bugging me for awhile. too bad it's a commercial font. I had no ideas fonts could be copyrighted commercially to be sold for a profit (well I did, but I figured most of them were scams). If they aren't recognized by the gov't as intellectual property, then why are they not being distributed freely but rather sold?

Bald Condensed's picture

> If they aren’t recognized by the gov’t as intellectual property, then why are they not being distributed freely but rather sold?

Since when can the government be trusted to be right? :^D

> I had no ideas fonts could be copyrighted commercially to be sold for a profit (...).

Why not? Designing a typeface is an artistic activity, just like composing music, painting or making a film. Why should it have any less rights than the others to be sold for profit? Type designers spend countless hours of hard work and a vast amount of skill and creativity in designing and producing a good working typeface. I can imagine they want to get paid for that.

Life for a type designer is not free, contrary to popular belief. It's not like they haven't got bills to pay. "Oh, you're a type designer? That's all right, you don't have to pay your mortgage." "You say you're a type designer? No prob, the groceries are for free." "Type designer, huh? Fill up your car, no need to pay."

chimere's picture

but I meant, what stops people from distributing a type designer's fonts for free (against the artist's will)? they can't lawfully be charged, so they can get away with it..

Lex Kominek's picture

I always thought fonts (and most software) were subject to use under their EULA. Since you do not actually buy the font itself, only a licence to use it, you must use it according to that licence. In most cases, that involves not distributing the fonts for free.

But you're right, there's nothing to stop you from doing it, just like there's nothing to stop you from slipping a candy bar into your pocket at the grocery store (to use a tired analogy). A lot of crimes are hard to enforce because they are very hard to detect. That doesn't mean they should be committed.

- Lex

Bald Condensed's picture

> but I meant, what stops people from distributing a type designer’s fonts for free (against the artist’s will)?

Some obscure notion called "ethics" or "moral values", that very thing Republican politicians can't stop yapping about but appear to have so little of.

> they can’t lawfully be charged, so they can get away with it.

Since when does being able to "get away with it" dictate one's actions? What a sorry world would we live in...

Miss Tiffany's picture

Yves, your statement implies that the Democrats do have ethics and moral values. I think if the words politics or politician are used you need to forgo giving any of them too much credit. ;^)

Bald Condensed's picture

Well, that's the problem with fake democracies, innit? If the only choice is between right-wing and extreme right-wing, you quickly run out of options. :^D

William Berkson's picture

>they can’t lawfully be charged

Yes they can, at least in civil court. In Adobe vs SII, this was done successfully. Also a publisher recently had to pay tens of thousands of dollars for using pirated fonts. And there are other cases. Do you expect type designers--or anybody else--to work for nothing? How are they going to eat?

>fake democracies

Yves, what is fake about US democracy?

Admittedly, the legislative process in the U.S. is to a degree corrupted by money. However, when voters are fed up with people or policies they do make their voices heard. This past election changed both houses of congress. So to me American democracy looks flawed, but not fake.

You may not like the choices that the American public makes--and I often don't--but that is a different matter from democracy.

Bald Condensed's picture

Oops. Maybe I was misinformed.

Democrats are right-wing and Republicans are extreme right-wing, isn't it? Then what are the extreme left-wing, left-wing and/or eco and central political parties in the USA?

William Berkson's picture

Personally, I wouldn't call Democrats right wing because they support the welfare state--now often called the 'safety net'.

Nader represented a more left-wing approach in his run as leader of the Green Party in the 2000 election. However, he received a less than 3% vote. Not enough to make him a factor for federal funds for the next election--his goal--but enough to elect George W. Bush over Albert Gore.

There is definitely a left wing within the Democratic party. In order to understand US politics, you need to understand that it is not a proportional representation system. The parties tend to have a much broader range of views within them, and the compromises on policy take place within a party, rather than by coalition of parties.

That being said, it is true that the US has never had a large socialist movement or party.

In my view the results of this difference, internally, have been policies in the past 50 years that have been in some respects better than Europe--leading to a more dynamic economy--and in some respects worse, in failing to implement a key feature of the welfare state, namely health security for all citizens.

After the voting rights act of 1965, which empowered the African American vote, the South turned against the Democratic party. As a result, Republicans have been in the majority more often than not ever since. With the steadily increasing number of new immigrants (over 10% of US citizens are foreign born) this may change. My hope is that this past election represents the beginning of a new era, but time will tell.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Well spoken, William.

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