I see the term "premium font" used a lot, but cannot find a definition of the term. What makes a premium font different from, I presume, non-premium fonts?

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    I think you'd have to ask the person selling the font.
    – Scott
    Sep 1, 2015 at 1:12
  • Short answer: 100 $; Slighty longer answer: The difference is the same as between premium cheese and non-premium cheese, premium TV and non-premium TV and premium answers and non-premium answers.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Sep 1, 2015 at 6:51

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Premium is simply a marketing term but in the case of fonts its generally understood to mean a font you have to pay for. Its not that simple as not everyone uses this term so there are "fonts" you have to pay for as well. But generally a font foundry isn't the one calling their fonts premium. Some blogger author is trying to get people to their website by telling you what the best premium fonts are, for example:

Its not quite what Scott said in that its not so much about the person selling the font. Its generally some author writing about the font that decided to use this terminology.

  • I kind of disagree. I can give away a free font and call it "premium". There's no standard to using the term.
    – Scott
    Sep 1, 2015 at 7:07
  • @Scott and I clearly stated generally understood and that people can use premium however they want, but that typically this is what it refers to.
    – Ryan
    Sep 1, 2015 at 8:36

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