Type On Call

Dan Gayle's picture

My boss just gave me an unopened and unused Type On Call CD-ROM, version 4.0.

Since the license was never used, is it still possible to request the fonts you get when you register? When I installed the software, it said that I could request Poppl-Laudatio Condensed and Apollo, both very nice faces, for the unbelievable price of $0.00!

I can't seem to be able to get anyone on the line at Adobe, but I should be able to request the fonts, right?

Miss Tiffany's picture

Type On Call, FWIR, was Adobe's version of ordering from a catalogue. When I used it, a gazillion years ago, you had to pay for a key to unlock the fonts. Are you saying that your employer's paid for an unlocked CD and they never used it?

bojev's picture

I would bet that Type On Call is ancient history and the free font on registration is long gone. I remember getting my free fonts back in 1996 for Type on Call 4.

ben_archer's picture

Give it up, Dan. That v.4 Type On Call is way old and any offer associated with it will have expired. Same thing applied to the v.6 Type On Call I found in secondhand bookstore.

BTW, have you seen any examples of Apollo in use anywhere?

Dan Gayle's picture

I have no idea what it's all about. I think you buy the "catalogue," then call to purchase individual typefaces after you select them. When you registered, you got a chance to call in and activate a selection of a few typefaces on the cd for free.

Since it was never used, I suppose that the chance to activate the complementary fonts is still valid.

hrant's picture

Dude, there's always an asterisk.


Dan Gayle's picture

Hope for Complementary Fonts Springs Eternal™

I think that shall be the new mantra of all Typography Students the world over :)

jlt's picture

I have an old Type on Call (v3) CD here - there is absolutely no language about an expiration date. I'd think that if Adobe made money from the sale, they'd have to honor the offer; maybe Tom Phinney can help you.


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