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    H&FJ split!

    Tobias Frere-Jones is suing Hoefler for half of the world’s preeminent digital type foundry...

    http://qz.com/167993/frere-jones-is-suing-hoefler-for-his-half-of-the-worlds-preeminent-digital-type-foundry/

    Lawsuit is for 20 million US...

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    Woah, this is some major drama, hope it turns out amenable to both parties

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    I recently just started using their webfonts service. Hopefully this won't effect that down the line.

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    I hope they work things out. From reading through the suit, it sounds very personal and I sense a lot of bitterness coming from Frere-Jones. Page 2 was pretty amusing (Points 4 and 5).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbillkaos View Post
    I recently just started using their webfonts service. Hopefully this won't effect that down the line.
    The launch of the web font service was what pushed everything over the line... I am sure the service will stay up, but its going to be a rocky road for a while.

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    Gosh, this is quite shoking!
    I hope too they'll sort things out, though I don't think it'd happen easly reading the details...that's sad :(

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    At first I was confused because, though I'd heard of HJSplit, FJsplit was new to me. Then I clicked through to see that it was a font foundry dispute and not about utility software.
    You can see this has already gotten ugly. Just look at the layout and typesetting on that legal document. I'm not sure if that's irony or not, but I'm going with "yes."

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    Does anyone else find this completely shocking and upsetting?

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    Bad news;-(

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    I read the initial announcement on their website this morning. I was a little surprised they said they were "disappointed" in Tobias. It's one thing for Hoefler to come out and say that, but it seems in bad taste to say it through the company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkfoster View Post
    I read the initial announcement on their website this morning. I was a little surprised they said they were "disappointed" in Tobias. It's one thing for Hoefler to come out and say that, but it seems in bad taste to say it through the company.
    If you read the court filing, the language is very strong about how Tobias has been mistreated by Hoefler, so I think they are disappointed with how the filing aired a lot of dirty laundry in a very public way...

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    Yeah, I was utterly shocked as well, always perceived them as an invincible duo, but as it turns out, quite the opposite may be true. Good luck to both of them!

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    I dont like that news!

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    It's really sad.

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    That's crazy, they are some of the biggest names in modern font design.

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