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I’ve been wondering if any designers or retailers sell affordable font packs or bundles which are worth acquiring for someone interesting in building up a library of fonts for general text setting? I’ve seen a few posts and the Typowiki entry but, on searching around, haven’t found much that is either affordable (say no more than £100) or which isn’t primarily composed of decorative or “special purpose” typefaces (e.g. scripts, blackletter typefaces &c).
Indeed, the only package I’ve found which seems to fit the bill is Adobe’s “Type Basics OpenType Edition” which is about £100 and has a good selection of classic body-text typefaces (e.g. Adobe Caslon, Myriad, Garamond, Gill Sans). The cheaper “[http://store1.adobe.com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?store=OLS-US&event=displayFontPackage&code=1507|WebType Pro]” package at about £70 would also be appealing if it had full versions of the typefaces.
I was just wondering if anything else is available from other designers or retailers? I think if you are prepared to spend about £200 or more there is a reasonable selection, but little else in the more affordable category and almost nothing from the major designers. This did make me wonder if the Adobe package is just cheaper because they usually give those fonts away in software bundles, but perhaps I just haven’t been able to find anything...
(For what it’s worth, the reason I am quite cost-concerned is that I am an amateur who would just use them for personal use!)
Any recommendations would be gratefully received!