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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 (+)


Syntax for OpenType mark attachment?

Typblography (+)   11/09/2008

We’re looking for some feedback from the font developer community on how you want the AFDKO/FontLab/FontMaster code syntax to work for mark attachment. Please comment! Comments received by Friday September 29th will be most likely to influence our impleme (+)


Syntax for OpenType mark attachment?

Typblography (+)   11/09/2008

We're looking for some feedback from the font developer community on how you want the AFDKO/FontLab/FontMaster code syntax to work for mark attachment. Please comment! Comments received by Friday September 29th will be most likely to influence our impleme (+)


Adobe, Web fonts and EOT

Typblography (+)   02/09/2008

Adobe is strongly supportive of the effort to make Microsoft’s EOT web font format an open standard. Indeed, Adobe pays for Steve Zilles’ time, and he will be chairing the EOT standardization effort, should the W3C accept the proposal in principle. We wil (+)


Adobe, Web fonts and EOT

Typblography (+)   02/09/2008

Adobe is strongly supportive of the effort to make Microsoft’s EOT web font format an open standard. Indeed, Adobe pays for Steve Zilles’ time, and he will be chairing the EOT standardization effort, should the W3C accept the proposal in principle. We wil (+)


Character set terms defined

Typblography (+)   01/09/2008

Over on Typophile, Nick Shinn asked: "What is the difference between a code page, a glyph list, and a Unicode chart?" (By that last I think he meant "Unicode range.") Nick also made some mentions of "encoding" in the same thread, so I thought I would defi (+)


Character set terms defined

Typblography (+)   01/09/2008

Over on Typophile, Nick Shinn asked: "What is the difference between a code page, a glyph list, and a Unicode chart?" (By that last I think he meant "Unicode range.") Nick also made some mentions of "encoding" in the same thread, so I thought I would defi (+)


Extended Latin Character Sets

Typblography (+)   28/08/2008

About two years ago I posted my thoughts on extended Cyrillic character sets. Now we're finally ready to talk about future extended Latin character sets, and to better document what we consider to be the existing Latin character sets as well. The largest (+)


Extended Latin Character Sets

Typblography (+)   28/08/2008

About two years ago I posted my thoughts on extended Cyrillic character sets. Now we're finally ready to talk about future extended Latin character sets, and to better document what we consider to be the existing Latin character sets as well. The largest (+)


Need a Unicode font?

Typblography (+)   12/08/2008

Every so often I get a request (either from within or outside Adobe) for a "Unicode font." Unfortunately, that term is not very meaningful to me. The obvious interpretations are:1) To me as a font geek, the phrase "a Unicode font" "logically" means "a fon (+)


Workarounds for Win ATM (and MMs) on Vista

Typblography (+)   13/07/2008

A year and a half ago, I posted about Adobe Type Manager's incompatibility with Vista and the implications for multiple master (MM) fonts. ATM is of course discontinues and unsupported on Vista, but it turns out there are workarounds, which I should share (+)


Flash Player 10: Languages & OpenType

Typblography (+)   05/06/2008

Some folks have been asking, so I thought it would be handy to summarize the language and OpenType layout support in the Flash Player 10 public beta. (+)


InDesign Font Conflicts

Typblography (+)   09/05/2008

Periodically somebody asks how InDesign prioritizes fonts whose names conflict, or what consistutes a conflict, and nobody knows.There are three kinds of name conflicts in InDesign that cause fonts to potentially not show up in the font menu.1) Duplicate (+)


But is it Garawood, or Zebramond?

Typblography (+)   25/04/2008

"Garamond and Zebrawood walk into a bar, they have a few drinks and one thing leads to another… (yes they were hanging out at the same bar, believe it or not).""Create from scratch, the typographic love child of:Garamond and Zebrawood"See what Christian (+)


Why type matters #1

Typblography (+)   22/04/2008

Failure to support the dotless i character in Turkish cell phone causes two deaths. Note to unnamed cell phone company: fix your bug.No, it's not April 1st any more, and I couldn't make up a story this good. I got tipped to it from this article in Gizmod (+)


Type, Motion & Webby Awards

Typblography (+)   11/04/2008

I and various of my Adobe colleagues were quite chuffed to learn that our interactive presentation "Type & Motion" has been nominated for a Webby award in the "Typography category! Congrats also to Energi Design who created this piece for us.We'll have t (+)


Typographic World News

Typblography (+)   01/04/2008

It's been a remarkably busy typographic news week. First, we hear that the letters of the famous Hollywood sign are decaying due to global warming.Then, we learn that Erik Spiekermann has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.In related news, today is also (+)


OpenType icons for font vendors

Typblography (+)   26/03/2008

One of the things I really enjoy about my job is when we get to do things, large or small, that help other font vendors as well as customers.We have a bunch of icons which are used on the Adobe web site to identify different character set coverage and th (+)


ATypI 2008 Russia - call for papers

Typblography (+)   24/03/2008

The 2008 conference of the International Typographic Association (ATypI) will take place in St Petersburg, Russia, September 17-21. The deadline for talk proposals for both the main track and the TypeTech Forum is Thursday, March 27th. Details here.For t (+)


Font Business Summit in April

Typblography (+)   15/03/2008

There's a day-and-a-half "Font Business Summit" on April 3-4, hosted by Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, and organized by the Font Designers Rights Coalition (FDRC). (+)


Font Folio Education Essentials & AIGA

Typblography (+)   12/03/2008

Adobe today launched a new font package, which I'm very pleased with: Font Folio Education Essentials. We worked with the good people at AIGA (American Institute for the Graphic Arts) to come up with the best bundle we could for educators and students. E (+)


Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 & OpenType CFF Fonts

Typblography (+)   07/03/2008

Microsoft has been hard at work fixing a couple of bugs Windows PowerPoint 2007 has in working with OpenType CFF ("PostScript" flavored OpenType) fonts.The first is pretty serious. Set text above 64 point in an OpenType CFF font, and it all munges togeth (+)


Creative Suite Font Installation & Conflicts - Survey

Typblography (+)   23/02/2008

I would like to get your feedback on different options for font installation by Adobe applications, such as the Creative Suite and many of its components. (+)


New kind of font match(mak)ing

Typblography (+)   09/02/2008

Just too weird and fun not to share, Extensis' new time-wasting web site that's part "what font are you" quiz and part showing what would happen if fonts were people and tried to date.Amanda Paull from Extensis tried to post this as a comment, but it's t (+)


OpenType 1.5 draft & 1.6 suggestions

Typblography (+)   29/01/2008

Adobe and Microsoft just posted a notice on the OpenType mailing list about a draft of version 1.5 of the OpenType spec, and requesting suggestions/proposals for version 1.6.If you're interested in the mailing list:subscribe: opentype-migration-sub@indx. (+)


Combining accents in future fonts

Typblography (+)   10/12/2007

The main reason for having combining accents in a font is if you also have mark attachment information in the same font, so as to actually support positioning the diacritic relative to a base letter.Currently none of Adobe's western fonts support this fu (+)


Web fonts: user survey results

Typblography (+)   14/11/2007

Here are some initial results for my survey of Web designers/developers and their opinions on issues that relate to prospective technologies for Web fonts, as discussed in my last post. (+)


Web font embedding returns: Survey!

Typblography (+)   05/11/2007

Last year I posted about free fonts on the web, and briefly mentioned (in the penultimate paragraph) a new CSS-based approach to allow referencing of specific fonts on web servers from HTML web pages. This approach, promoted by CSS co-inventor and Opera (+)


Microsoft Text/Font Program Manager

Typblography (+)   26/10/2007

Microsoft has an opening for a text/font Program Manager in the Windows International team's font technology group, which drives language and typography support in Windows. It's a relatively senior position, "to figure out Uniscribe, RichEdit, and other t (+)


Windows Font Management has sucked

Typblography (+)   07/10/2007

I recently moved to a new laptop, which reminded me of a painful issue as I migrated my data and fonts and reinstalled my applications. Historically, Windows font management has well, sucked. How, why, and can it be improved? Recent developments offer som (+)



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