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Microsoft DirectWrite is Coming

Typblography (+)   12/11/2010

You may remember my earlier blog post in which I stated that turning on ClearType makes the fonts look better on Windows, and that is generally true if the text is set at a small size (i.e. 9–16 px). But at the same time, text set at a large size displays (+)


Web Fonts Arrive at Acrobat.com

Typblography (+)   08/11/2010

In what I consider an indication of great things to come, Adobe’s Acrobat.com site now features our exclusive corporate typeface design, Adobe Clean, delivered for us by our web font partner, Typekit. (We have already done the same for Typblography.) We a (+)


New Web Fonts for Garamond Premier Pro

Typblography (+)   02/11/2010

We’re happy to announce that earlier today, Typekit released 16 additional fonts of Garamond Premier Pro (Text and Caption). As you might recall from Christopher Slye’s post back in September, we went out and asked customers what fonts they wanted for the (+)


Understanding Web Font Licensing

Typblography (+)   29/10/2010

On Monday, Adobe debuted Adobe AIR® 2.5 at MAX. With this latest version, AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) supports web fonts with the CSS @font-face rule. This occasion seems like a good time to talk a bit about Adobe’s current font licensing policies for (+)


Special opening in Adobe Type staff

Typblography (+)   18/10/2010

To help keep things fresh, Adobe Systems has a program dedicated to bringing in people just out of college. As part of this program, we now have the opportunity to add someone in the Type team. If you’ve just received your Masters degree or are in your fi (+)


Default Font Smoothing On Windows

Typblography (+)   13/10/2010

A couple weeks ago I mentioned the three rasterization methods available on Windows XP, and explained how to enable ClearType. This time I’m going to talk about the browsers’ default font smoothing method on the various versions of Windows, and how that m (+)


Multi-script Web Fonts

Typblography (+)   06/10/2010

One benefit of web fonts that many designers may not immediately think of is the potential to serve fonts for languages that website visitors may not have font support for on their local devices. In case you may have missed this information in earlier com (+)


OpenType Features Come to the Web

Typblography (+)   29/09/2010

Adobe has put a lot of effort into developing and supporting the OpenType font format, so we’re pleased that in the last ten years or so, type users have embraced it and enjoyed the layout features it offers. Getting accustomed to the typographic richness (+)


Turning On ClearType On Windows XP

Typblography (+)   28/09/2010

When you see text displayed on a modern computer screen or on a handheld device’s display, you are likely to be looking at a font that has been rasterized, i.e. converted, from vector outlines to pixels. There are currently three main ways of accomplishin (+)


New Adobe Web Fonts: We Want To Hear From You

Typblography (+)   22/09/2010

If you had to pick twenty or thirty fonts to take with you to a desert island, what would they be? Does that sound like a lot? You probably want a few different typefaces, and various weights and widths. You’ll need some italics to go with them, and you m (+)


A Typblographic Makeover

Typblography (+)   22/09/2010

We’ve made some changes to the typography here at Typblography. Adobe’s blogging system was recently converted to use WordPress, and with it came an Adobe-wide template that we (and others) noticed had some typographic shortcomings. Particularly problemat (+)


Choosing Type for Screen

Typblography (+)   15/09/2010

These days, almost anyone you talk to can name their favorite font. Likewise, virtually every business, whether large or small, as well as an ever-increasing number of individuals, maintain a website or blog. What if you could use your favorite font on yo (+)


Optical Sizes on the Web

Typblography (+)   08/09/2010

In my previous post announcing our fonts on Typekit, I mentioned that we have included various optical sizes (also sometimes called optical masters), and mentioned that they might be useful in web design. I thought it would be a good idea to cover this su (+)


Adobe Web Fonts

Typblography (+)   16/08/2010

Today we’ve got some great news. Some of the best typefaces in the world are now available for use on the web.Anybody who creates for the web has heard of web fonts by now. Every popular web browser now supports font delivery over the web (via the CSS @fo (+)


13 Years, 9 Months…

Typblography (+)   04/08/2010

13 years and 9 months is the average amount of time that the current members of the Adobe Type Team have been here. The team consists of 14 members spread across our planet. Three members are in our Tokyo, Japan office, one is in our Beijing, China office (+)


Getting ready for TypeCon2010

Typblography (+)   03/08/2010

I’d like to use this opportunity to share some artwork created recently for the TypeGallery exhibition at TypeCon2010 this month in Los Angeles. All of the typefaces we’ll be showcasing there have been created and/or published within the past twelve month (+)


Fantastic Font Film Contest from FontGear

Typblography (+)   30/06/2010

Here is a wonderful chance to take type and make it dynamic! A few weeks ago, our friends at FontGear launched a new contest and we invite you to combine type and video in a way that moves us all. And while you’re at it, you can win some cash as well.And (+)


Hypatia Sans Pro Now Available for Purchase

Typblography (+)   27/05/2010

When Thomas Phinney announced via this blog three years ago that his typeface family was “available,” he left us with a bit of a cliffhanger by telling us that the italics would be forthcoming. Today I can tell you that the wait for the complete family is (+)


Introducing the “Tin” open source project…

Typblography (+)   14/05/2010

[I'd like to preface this article by stating that it was written and contributed by our esteemed colleague, Daniel "daan" Strebe, who works in our Seattle office. - KL]Please welcome Tin, Adobe’s newest open source project. Tin is a C++ source-code librar (+)


Introducing the "Tin" open source project…

Typblography (+)   14/05/2010

[I'd like to preface this article by stating that it was written and contributed by our esteemed colleague, Daniel "daan" Strebe, who works in our Seattle office. - KL]Please welcome Tin, Adobe’s newest open source project. Tin is a C++ source-code librar (+)


Useful Details About Creative Suite 5 (CS5) Fonts

Typblography (+)   23/04/2010

What’s up with fonts for CS5? The font set shipping with CS5 closely resembles the CS4 set with the following exceptions:The following families have been added to the CS5 font set:Adobe Arabic (4 fonts)Adobe Hebrew (4 fonts)Adobe Fan Heiti Std (1 font, “B (+)


Fonts for the CS5 file type icons

Typblography (+)   22/04/2010

Now that CS5 has been announced I can finally talk about one of the things that kept me busy. Over on Inspire, Shawn Cheris talks about the new Creative Suite branding system: the grid, the colors, the influences, and… the fonts. Well, he actually didn’t (+)


The “Hanyo-Denshi” IVD Collection submission (aka, PRI 167)

Typblography (+)   09/04/2010

A little over one week ago, the Japan NB (National Body) submitted to The Unicode Consortium their first IVD Collection for registration, which is being referred to as PRI 167 (Public Review Issue #167), but its actual name is the “Hanyo-Denshi” (汎用電子) IV (+)


The "Hanyo-Denshi" IVD Collection submission (aka, PRI 167)

Typblography (+)   09/04/2010

A little over one week ago, the Japan NB (National Body) submitted to The Unicode Consortium their first IVD Collection for registration, which is being referred to as PRI 167 (Public Review Issue #167), but its actual name is the “Hanyo-Denshi” (汎用電子) IV (+)


Kazuraki is among the winning TDC2 2010 typeface designs!

Typblography (+)   11/03/2010

As I mentioned in the Typblography article on January 2nd, 2010, the type designer of our groundbreaking new OpenType Japanese font, Kazuraki (かづらき), won an award in 2002 for her earlier, but similar, typeface design. I am very pleased to announce that Ka (+)


AFDKO Workshops

Typblography (+)   08/02/2010

Next month I will be in Europe for two weeks, first in Reading, England, and then in The Hague, Netherlands. I will be giving a workshop that covers the various font development and testing tools we provide in the AFDKO*, to both the students of the MA in (+)


Kazuraki is now available!

Typblography (+)   02/01/2010

Our groundbreaking new OpenType Japanese font, Kazuraki (かづらき), is now available for sale on our Type Showroom, including those for Japan, France, and Germany. Click here to be taken to the ordering page, which also includes links to its Specimen Book and (+)


One of our latest type posters…

Typblography (+)   12/09/2009

I’d like to use this opportunity to share some recent artwork from Type Development at Adobe Systems. This is a thumbnail of a Kazuraki poster that was designed for an internal Tech Fair that will take place during the coming week. Kazuraki is genuinely p (+)


Times Reader take two

Typblography (+)   13/05/2009

The Times Reader 2.0 released this week is a newsreader powered by AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) that was developed by Adobe in partnership with The New York Times Company. I contributed to the project; more about that later. It is a groundbreaking appli (+)


Times Reader take two

Typblography (+)   13/05/2009

The Times Reader 2.0 released this week is a newsreader powered by AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) that was developed by Adobe in partnership with The New York Times Company. I contributed to the project; more about that later. It is a groundbreaking appli (+)


A new face for Adobe

Typblography (+)   06/05/2009

You've seen it in the "mnemonic logos" and splash screens of Adobe's Creative Suite 3 and 4, and perhaps you wondered what that typeface was. After more than 25 years in the type development business, Adobe decided to have its own corporate typeface famil (+)


A new face for Adobe

Typblography (+)   06/05/2009

You've seen it in the "mnemonic logos" and splash screens of Adobe's Creative Suite 3 and 4, and perhaps you wondered what that typeface was. After more than 25 years in the type development business, Adobe decided to have its own corporate typeface famil (+)


Introducing the "CJK Type" blog

Typblography (+)   20/02/2009

For those who were not aware, late last year we launched the "CJK Type" blog, which is meant to focus on CJK-related aspects of type (hence its name). See: http://blogs.adobe.com/CCJKType/ (+)


Introducing the CJK Type blog

Typblography (+)   20/02/2009

For those who were not aware, late last year we launched the CJK Type blog, which is meant to focus on CJK-related aspects of type (hence its name). (+)


Introducing the CJK Type blog

Typblography (+)   20/02/2009

For those who were not aware, late last year we launched the CJK Type blog, which is meant to focus on CJK-related aspects of type (hence its name). (+)


Paul Hunt Joins Adobe Type Team

Typblography (+)   06/02/2009

Yesterday marked the first month anniversary of my joining the type team here at Adobe, so I thought that I would briefly introduce myself to those who don’t know me.I grew up in the rural north-west corner of Arizona in a town of about twelve hundred per (+)


Paul Hunt Joins Adobe Type Team

Typblography (+)   06/02/2009

Yesterday marked the first month anniversary of my joining the type team here at Adobe, so I thought that I would briefly introduce myself to those who don’t know me.I grew up in the rural north-west corner of Arizona in a town of about twelve hundred per (+)


AFDKO 2.5 is released!

Typblography (+)   28/01/2009

A new release of the FDK, AFDKO 2.5, has been posted at: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/opentype/afdko/This release finally brings the FDK tools fully up to par with the OpenType specification. The most notable new features are that the FDK now fully support (+)


AFDKO 2.5 is released!

Typblography (+)   28/01/2009

A new release of the FDK, AFDKO 2.5, has been posted at:http://www.adobe.com/devnet/opentype/afdko/This release finally brings the FDK tools fully up to par with the OpenType specification. The most notable new features are that the FDK now fully supports (+)


AFDKO 2.5 is released!

Typblography (+)   28/01/2009

A new release of the FDK, AFDKO 2.5, has been posted at:http://www.adobe.com/devnet/opentype/afdko/This release finally brings the FDK tools fully up to par with the OpenType specification. The most notable new features are that the FDK now fully supports (+)


Say Hi to the type team

Typblography (+)   28/01/2009

I want to offer my sincere thanks to Thomas Phinney for all the work he put into this blog. But despite his absence, "the blog must go on." Everyone on the Adobe Type Development team will be contributing interesting bits about fonts and type technology. (+)


Say Hi to the type team

Typblography (+)   28/01/2009

I want to offer my sincere thanks to Thomas Phinney for all the work he put into this blog. But despite his absence, "the blog must go on." Everyone on the Adobe Type Development team will be contributing interesting bits about fonts and type technology. (+)


Text Layout Framework rasterization - and goodbye

Typblography (+)   11/12/2008

I was recently asked regarding the Text Layout Framework for Flash and AIR: "It seems to be using system rasterizer (producing different results on Mac v Windows) but flattens output to grayscale. Is that correct? If so does/will Flash expose system rende (+)


Text Layout Framework rasterization - and goodbye

Typblography (+)   11/12/2008

I was recently asked regarding the Text Layout Framework for Flash and AIR: "It seems to be using system rasterizer (producing different results on Mac v Windows) but flattens output to grayscale. Is that correct? If so does/will Flash expose system rende (+)


Flash/AIR Text Layout Framework public beta

Typblography (+)   21/11/2008

Adobe today released a public pre-release version of the Text Layout Framework (TLF) on Adobe Labs. This is very good news for anybody working much with text in the Flash or AIR environments.What is the Text Layout Framework? It's an extensible ActionScri (+)


Creative Suite 4 (CS4) fonts

Typblography (+)   25/09/2008

For folks doing an upgrade, the CS4 font list looks a lot like CS3, except for a few fonts removed, and a new registration inventive: the complete Sanvito Pro family (there will be a new landing page for this family, but it's not up yet). Sanvito Pro is a (+)


Creative Suite 4 (CS4) fonts

Typblography (+)   25/09/2008

For folks doing an upgrade, the CS4 font list looks a lot like CS3, except for a few fonts removed, and a new registration incentive: the complete Sanvito Pro family (there will be a new landing page for this family, but it's not up yet). Sanvito Pro is a (+)


Speaking engagements: London UK, Baltimore MD, western Canada

Typblography (+)   21/09/2008

I am in the midst of a lot of public speaking right now. The last few days it's been at the ATypI conference in St Petersburg, Russia (where, to my considerable surprise, I was one of a number of recipients of a medal from the Russian government last nigh (+)


Speaking engagements: London UK, Baltimore MD, western Canada

Typblography (+)   21/09/2008

I am in the midst of a lot of public speaking right now. The last few days it's been at the ATypI conference in St Petersburg, Russia (where, to my considerable surprise, I was one of a number of recipients of a medal from the Russian government last nigh (+)


Arial Narrow gets fixed

Typblography (+)   11/09/2008

Arial Narrow is fixed! No longer will it be reproducing like crazy... no, wait, not that kind of fix.Users of many Adobe applications such as InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop have been noticing for a while that the version of the four Arial Narrow font (+)



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