29Letters [29LT] is an independent type business creating and publishing multilingual fonts. Its specialty in Arabic and Latin typography arises from its collaborative team of professional Arab and European type designers crafting high-quality typefaces.
Just something to keep in mind: “You are not permitted to use any of our fonts, individual letters or glyphs extracted from the font file(s) for logos, logotypes, brand marks or any kind of custom lettering. If you would like to create a logo, logotype, brand mark or any kind of custom lettering from one of our fonts, then please get in contact…”
Student license option is available when checking out.
Pulled from their FAQ:
I AM DESIGNING A LOGO, CAN I MODIFY JUST A TINY DETAIL?
“Modifications are not allowed, even in Graphic Design software. We do offer tailor-made custom services, from a few letters to complete font families. Please contact us to share your project with our team.”
All fonts offer an A La Carte purchasing method which is very easy to use. Desktop license is the default, and a web or app license requires an addendum which can only be added by contacting the foundry directly. You can not purchase just a web license directly from their site.
There is a big jump between personal and group licensing from one user (up to 3 workspaces) to then 20 workspaces (no user limit specified). But then the EULA states, "Each user that has access to the Font Software shall count as one of your permitted number of workstations." This just seems like a strange licensing structure that feels loosely defined.
Purchasing options available through Fontspring.
All Fontwerk fonts that are available as variable fonts, have them included in the superfamily package (or family package respectively) at no additional cost. Students can purchase all font families for the price of a regular weight on request. Universities, schools and other educational institutions are being granted a 50% discount on the entire range.
Self hosted web fonts are now available, but are not a one time purchase and must be renewed yearly. Most fonts are only available as full families or bundles which isn't very freelancer friendly. This can also be problematic if you are building a brand which only uses one or two fonts, but your clients are required to purchase more fonts than they actually need.
Paratype focuses on multilingual text typefaces, primarily Latin+Cyrillic (but sometimes also Greek, Armenian and Georgian) and hosts the Modern Cyrillic type design competitions. Paratype webfonts work perfectly on all screens because of professional in-house manual TrueType hinting.
Self-hosted webfonts available upon request. To save you from digging for their trial fonts, here is a link. Pro and Standard options available depending on language support and opentype features needed. Webfonts only available via Typekit (no self-hosting). For more information regarding educational licenses, please visit https://typofonderie.com/purchasing-help/.