Help FAQs


Account

A Barnbrook Fonts account enables you to access your order history, retrieve your downloads and keep your information up to date. It also means that, when logged-in to virusfonts.com, you do not need to re-enter your personal information when purchasing new fonts.

If you have lost or forgotten your password, you can request a password reset here. You will receive email containing a link to complete the reset.

Simply head to the account area, where you can edit your account details, add a billing address and view your order history and downloads.

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Buying Fonts

We accept payment via the major credit cards Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

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While the UK operates under the rules of the EU, customers based in the EU must pay the UK VAT rate of 20%. For more information see our Terms of Use.

While the UK operates under the rules of the EU, we are accepting VAT registration codes from EU countries. Add yours to the VAT Number field in the Billing Details section of the Checkout. For more information please see our Terms of Use.

Yes. We offer the opportunity to purchase all ourt typefaces as single styles. Since the relaunch of our type library in 2016, single styles now include alternate characters which are accessible through the OpenType palette.

Occasionally we offer promotional discounts. To find out more about these, create an account and join our mailing list.

Yes. Barnbrook Studio has a history of creating custom typefaces for a variety of uses. Tell us about your project and what you’re proposing to do with type! See examples of our bespoke work on the Custom page.

If you wish to purchase Exocet, Mason Sans and Serif, Priori Sans and Serif, and Priori Acute, you must do so through the Emigre site, as they own the exclusive right to distribute these typefaces.

Licensing and Use

You may purchase a licence for another person. However, Desktop licences are allocated to a single geographic location. If you and your client are based in different geographical locations, you will both need to purchase a Desktop licence. For more information please read our Desktop EULA.

If you have a publishing system that is accessed remotely, you should purchase a Server licence. This will enable you to access the fonts from more than one geographical location. A single Server licence will cover this. For more information please read our Server EULA.

Yes. We have two licensing options for online use. If you wish to use the font software to serve your website, you should purchase a Web licence. If you wish to use the font software to create dynamic HTML5 digital adverts, then you should purchase a Digital Ad licence. For both these licensing options you will receive the font formats Embedded OpenType (EOT), Web Open Font Format (WOFF) and Web Open Font Format 2 (WOFF2).

To design a logo you should purchase a desktop licence. This will enable you to use desktop software to design and output the logo as an uneditable image file. You may then display or distribute it via an open network. For more information please read our Desktop EULA.

Software licensing, for volumes of users greater than one, is usually divided into bands and our font software licensing follows this practise. For Desktop licences, we offer a variety of licensing bands starting at 'up to 5 users' all the way to 'up to 1000 users', with plenty of flexibility in-between.
A one user licence means that you can install the font software on one user account on a single device. If multiple user accounts are in use on the same device, they each constitute a single user and will require an individual licence. For more information, please read our Desktop EULA.

If you made a mistake with your licensing information, please purchase a new license with the correct details, contact us and we will arrange to refund you for your original incorrect order.

If you want to use the font software to render text for titling or credits (or any other text) for broadcast media including television programmes, video or motion picture, you should purchase a Broadcast licence. If you want to create print advertising for your programme, you should purchase a Desktop licence.

If you wish to embed the fonts in a mobile application, then you should purchase a licence for Mobile Applications. If you wish to embed the fonts in a video game or an application for a desktop device, then you should contact us for a special licence.

To publish an iPad magazine or any other electronic publication, you must purchase a licence for Electronic Publications. Licences for electronic publications are licensed per issue.

If your publishing system is accessible in more than one geographic location, via an open network (including any cloud-based system or the internet) then you should purchase a Server licence.

If you wish to embed the fonts in a product that is offered to the general public as part of a commercial transaction, the it is considered to be a commercial product. We offer four types of licence that allow different types of commercial products to be created and distributed. Two, for Electronic Publications and Mobile Applications are available for download. To purchase a licence for the other two, Video Games and Desktop Applications, you should contact us.

A Non-Commercial licence is a reduced version of the Desktop licence, available for two of our pictogram typefaces; Olympukes and Olympukes 2012. The Non-Commercial licence allows the use of the typeface in non-commercial designs such as student projects. If there is a commercial transaction related to the use of the typeface, such as publishing an illustration in a book which is offered for sale, then you should buy a commercial Desktop licence.

If your company server is only accessible in a single geographical location (and is not accessible via the internet or any other open network) then you should purchase a Desktop licence for the number of users who will access the server. For example, if there are 25 user accounts connecting to the server and accessing the Font Software, then a 25-user licence must be obtained. For more information please read our Desktop EULA.

If your publishing system is accessible in more than one geographic location, via an open network (including any cloud-based system or the internet) then you should purchase a Server licence.

Barnbrook Fonts owns the copyright to the designs of all our typefaces. As a user, you are licensed to use the font software but you do not own the right to the design itself. For more information please read the terms of our EULAs.

We can create a licence according to your needs, so if you want to publish a Video Game, Desktop Application, or you wish to combine a number of our licence options in a single custom licence, please contact us.

Post Purchase

If you have a Barnbrook Fonts (or VirusFonts) account you can access all of your previous orders in the account area. Log in to fonts.barnbrook.net, click on My Account, browse the Order History & Downloads section, click View to access your order and then Download each font from the order page.

Once you have made your purchase, you will be transferred to an order confirmation page from where you can download your new fonts. You can also download previous orders from your account area.

If you did not manage to download your font successfully, please attempt the download again. Follow the link in your order email or log in to your account, view your order, then download your font.

If you have an account with Barnbrook Fonts (or a previous VirusFonts account) you can access your all your previous orders. Once logged in, view your order history, download your fonts &c.

Installation

Decompress the zip file by double-clicking it. You will find your font files in the folder /Fontname-Desktop/OTF/. We recommend using a font management tool, such as Font Book or FontExplorer X Pro, to manage your fonts. Add the unzipped files to your font library and enable.

Occasionally, the Mac’s default font management tool -Font Book- will display a warning about font validation when installing files. This is safe to ignore and you should continue to complete the installation.

Decompress the zip file/s by right-clicking on the folder and click on ‘Extract All…’ in the pop-up menu. In the ‘Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders’ dialog, choose to extract to the location suggested or select Browse and specify your own preferred folder location. You will find your font files in the folder \Fontname-Desktop\OTF. We recommend using a font management application to manage your fonts, such as Suitcase Fusion or High-Logic MainType. Add the font files to your library and enable. Otherwise, you can also install a font by dragging it into Fonts in Windows 10’s Control Panel (go to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Fonts).

All fonts in the Barnbrook Fonts library (with the exception of VujaDe) support 72 languages which are: Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Crimean Tatar (Latin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, German, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Karelian, Kirundi, Kurdish (Latin), Ladin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxemburgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Māori, Norn, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Occitan, Palauan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romani, Romanian, Sango, Sámi (Northern), Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Latin), Shona, Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tahitian, Tokelauan, Tsonga, Turkish, Umbundu, Veps, Welsh, Wolof, Zulu.

Formats

For Broadcast, Desktop, ePub, MobileApp, Server, NonCommercial and Open-source licences you will receive an OpenType font (OTF). For Digital Ad and Web licences, you will receive Web Open Font Format 1.0 (WOFF), Web Open Font Format 2.0 (WOFF2) and Embedded OpenType (EOT).

OpenType is a font file format that provides many advantages over the older formats of Type 1 PostScript and TrueType. These include; cross-platform capability, the potential to offer an almost unlimited character set, advanced typographic capabilities such as the inclusion of alternate character sets and different figure styles. OpenType is now recognised as the standard. We no longer sell Type 1 PostScript or TrueType versions of our fonts.

OpenType Features

Many of our typefaces feature an alternate character set which can be activated using OpenType Commands.

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Figure styles offer versatility when working with numbers. Figure styles can be activated using OpenType commands; these differ according to the software application that you are using.

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Ligatures were popularised during the era of movable type, when single block ligatures would replace unsightly glyph combinations. OpenType allows a high degree of flexibility when working with ligatures by offering two options: standard and discretionary.

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Web Fonts

We have compiled a guide to using Barnbrook Fonts fonts for the web, which is available on this site and is included with every web and digital ad download. It includes a basic guide on installation of your fonts as well as how to work with them using CSS.

You can use Barnbrook Fonts font software for the web on a WordPress site by using the the CSS3 @font-face rule. Follow these simple steps:

1. Use an FTP client to upload the font files from your WebFontKit into your web hosting service in the location: public_html/your-site/wp-content/themes/your-theme/fonts

2. Copy the code from the CSS file provided with your WebFontKit.

3. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and click on Appearance > Editor. Access your stylesheet, then paste the CSS code into your stylesheet.

For more information about working with WordPress themes, visit the WordPress Codex.

You can use Barnbrook Fonts font software for the web on a Squarespace site by using the the CSS3 @font-face rule. Simply follow these steps:

1. Login to your Squarespace account and select Design / Custom CSS.

2. Copy the code from the CSS file provided with your WebFontKit.

3. Paste the CSS code into the Squarespace Custom CSS field.

4. At the bottom of the Custom CSS field, click Manage Custom Files. Follow the steps to upload the font files, then paste the correct path to the font files.

For more information about using the Squarespace CSS Editor, visit Squarespace Support.

You can use Barnbrook Fonts font software for the web on a Shopify site by using the the CSS3 @font-face rule. Simply follow these steps:

1. Download your theme from the Edit HTML/CSS page. Move the font files from your WebFontKit to the assets folder of the unzipped theme (do not add a sub-folder).

2. Move the CSS file from your WebFontKit to the assets folder.

3. Re-zip your theme and upload it to your site.

4. Add this code to the head element of theme.liquid:
{{ "Coma-Regular.css" | asset_url | stylesheet_tag }}

Please note, the reference Coma-Regular.css should be replaced with the correct CSS filename as it appears in your kit.

For more information about editing your Shopify theme, visit the Shopify Help Centre and Shopify Blog.