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Fling a Ling™

By TypeArt Foundry, Inc

Lloyd Springer
TypeArt Foundry
This font family is based on a New York type style used in advertising during the 1960s. An alternate t and r exists in all 6 Fling-a-Ling fonts. This allows you to set text with a little more variation, as sometimes different words look better with different combinations of these letters. Placement of these alternate characters was set up to allow Mac users to efficiently achieve these letters by simply typing Shift-option in succession with the letter. Alternate r = Shift-Option-r (Mac users), Alt-0137 (PC users) Alternate t = Shift-Option-t (Mac users), Alt-0221 (PC users) The replaced characters (perthousand, caron, and Y-acute) are not available with this font family release, but will be included in a future OpenType version. When setting bolder text which is mostly lowercase, you might want to use the Fling-a-Ling Medium fonts, whose character outlines are slightly more defined and legible than their bolder counters. For setting mostly uppercase text, however, the Bold fonts are ideal. The Mac version is linked so that Fling-a-Ling Regular and Bold fonts will work with the style buttons in your different software applications. In order to use Fling-a-Ling Medium and its Medium Italic, you must actually select these fonts from your font menu. These Mediums are linked to each other, but not to the Regulars and the Bolds. The PC version of Fling-a-Ling has the Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic fonts all in the the PC family Fling-a-Ling, while the Medium fonts are in an additional 2-font family called Fling-a-Ling Medium. This is one of the first TypeArt families to include the Euro symbol. Until the release of an OpenType version of this family, the Euro symbol is currently located in the currency character slot (Mac: shift-option-2, PC: Alt-0164).. In the PC version of this font family the style names are slightly different from those used in the Mac versions. But the fonts are otherwise identical.
Sans Serif