A number of users have asked us about fonts.
Why such a limited number of fonts?
We download our own fonts in order to take advantage of Adobe’s FlashType technology which produces great-looking text on screen and in print. It also improves on our ability to display a document exactly the same way regardless of the computer or printer rendering our text.
How often have you had the problem that a document either isn’t readable or isn’t properly formatted because two people sharing that document have different font sets on their desktops? Buzzword is a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) word processor that looks the same on everybody’s screen. Built-in fonts make sure everyone has the same fonts, and therefore sees exactly the same document.
We want to limit the size of the download so that the user is up and running quickly. To that end we’re only downloading 7 font families to start. In future releases, we’ll look at accommodating additional fonts without impacting the download times.
Can I add my own fonts?
We’re looking at the legal/licensing issues involved in sharing a document and therefore sharing fonts. Again, we want to make sure that if you were to add a font, those you share the document with will be able to see the document in that font.
Where are the “normal” fonts like Times New Roman and Arial?
We’ve licensed an initial font set from Adobe. We plan to negotiate licenses from other vendors in order to expand the font choices.