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Hi! I'm working on rebranding my company. I used Hoefler Text Black Swash Small Caps on a few titles, and everyone loved it. Unfortunately, Hoefler only seems to sell entire packages, and the whole package is over $1k. I'm only interested in the one weight. 


Anyone able to help me find an alternative? Or know if I can buy just that weight? A Google font would be perfect, but I'm not having any luck. Thanks!



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13 hours ago, Les said:

If you're on a Mac, you are probably using a legitimate licensed version of Hoefler Text Black Italic?

I doubt it. I installed it by using files my friend gave to me years ago. It's not legit to use in a commercial setting unless I purchase it. 

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Jonathan Hoefler



There’s a version of Hoefler Text that ships free with MacOS and iOS, free. The “director’s cut” that we publish has additional styles, and costs $299 — hopefully one of these is a good option for you!


Kindest Regards,

Jonathan Hoefler

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Bjørn Edvard Torbo

Having Jonathan Hoefler answering your Hoefler Text inquiry is a lot like having Robert De Niro answering your method acting questions. Gotta love that. LOL 🤩👍

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