This article is about updating existing font files. To read about updating font family information in Monotype Font Platform, please see this article!
As a type designer, you may need to occasionally update fonts you've already released. This may be to fix bugs, after adding additional characters or features, or after completely overhauling your design! There are two possibilities for updating fonts on MyFonts:
Updating an Existing Family
If the update is more standard (bug fixes, additional characters added, a few new styles, etc) then we recommend simply updating the existing font family on MyFonts. In the future, you will be able to update existing fonts on the Monotype Font Platform. For now, when you are ready to update the fonts, please email us at email@example.com with the following:
- New font files.
- A customer-friendly description of what changed that will be included with the update and visible to customers in their order history.
- Any detailed instructions for us (additional price changes, text changes, etc).
Updated fonts will not appear on the What’s New page and will not be eligible for Hot New Fonts. Customers who previously purchased your fonts will see a link to download the new font files in their order history.
Creating a New Family
If the update is major (many new styles, significant changes to the design, etc) we recommend making a brand new family. You can submit a brand new family through Monotype Font Platform. Read this guide for detailed instructions about how to submit a brand new font. Please note that if you choose to create a new family, the family name and URLs will have to be different from the existing font family. Often foundries will do this by adding “Pro” to the name or releasing the font with a brand new name. By releasing a new family, it will appear on the What’s New page and be eligible for placement on Hot New Fonts list. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can deactivate the existing, older fonts if you choose to remove them. Please note that if you choose to release a brand new family, customers who purchased fonts previously will not receive updates to the fonts.