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Monotype Imaging Debuts New Program that Gives Design Agencies Free Access to Fonts.com Web Fonts
Design Agencies Can Now Use Monotype Imaging's Complete Web Font Collection at No Cost for Building Comps
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has introduced an exclusive program for design agencies that provides free access to Monotype Imaging's entire collection of Web fonts when designing comp sites for clients. The Fonts.com Web Fonts agency program, the first of its kind, helps agencies avoid the risk of investing in fonts before a client accepts the proposed designs.
Monotype Imaging Adds Omnibus, Emboss and Tour de Force Collections Plus Over 500 Fonts to Fonts.com Web Fonts
Selections from a Variety of Foundries Expand Diversity of Web Font Offering, Now at 11,000+ Fonts
Monotype Imaging, a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has introduced more than 500 Web fonts to its Fonts.com Web Fonts offering, now featuring more than 11,000 Web fonts. New fonts include selections from three type foundries recently added to Fonts.com Web Fonts: Omnibus, Emboss Fonts and the Tour de Force Font Foundry.
New Feature Provides Customer Control over Web Font Deployment
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has added a self-hosting feature to its Fonts.com Web Fontssolution, enabling enterprises to host Web fonts using their existing servers or content delivery network.
Monotype Imaging, a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has added a self-hosting feature to its Fonts.com Web Fonts solution, enabling enterprises to host Web fonts using their existing servers or content delivery network.
“We’ve spoken to a number of companies who prefer the ability to control and deploy Web fonts themselves, just as they do with other Web assets,” said Chris Roberts, vice president of marketing at Monotype Imaging. “We listened, and today our professional-tier subscribers have the flexibility to work with fonts either in a self-hosted environment or through our existing hosted service. We’re firmly committed to providing the world’s most comprehensive, convenient and easy-to-use Web font solution.”
I wondered what website fonts might look good for an internet site. I tried Fakt (Opentype) on one website and I feel it looks better than Arial. ( in case you want to have a look: http://info-buddhismus.de )
For 2 other websites I was thinking maybe I use another opentype font which can be included directly via the @font-face CSS rule. But I checked with Museo Sans or Calluna Sans and it does not look good at all.
Any idea which Font might work well? Verdana and Arial/Helvetica seem to be still the better choice. Also any example or link to a site which uses a well working font (being easy to read and also looking good) would be welcomed.
I'm looking for websites sporting FF Good, FF Fago and FF Unit web fonts. I couldn't find any web font tester/showcase on FontShop's site, which I find a bit strange. Or am I not looking properly? Many thanks.
I've been trying to get to the bottom of how to best set vertical metrics in web fonts. These issues go way back, all the way to the creation of the TrueType format, which had separate Windows and Mac fields. Setting them wrong will lead to clipping, strange line spacing, and inconsistencies between browsers - sadly very familiar outcomes for people using web fonts. I'd like to make all that go away, and, just as important, make life easier for font designers, so they can just set the metrics and be confident they're right.
To _really_ understand vertical metrics on the web, I created some test cases and tested on a lot of browsers. I also came up with some draft recommendations, generally similar to the ones Typekit has been promoting.
Product Marketing Manager
About the Job
Monotype Imaging is searching for the right Product Marketing Manager to direct and coordinate cross functional teams and activities for products, product lines, or product areas with the goal on expanding our Web Font Services product line and business. Responsibilities will include:
• Clearly accountable for the role of Web Font Services product owner in our agile product development process which includes being the product expert with the ability to provide technical leadership to the development team. Sets and manages priorities for both internal and external resources.
• Responsible for investigating new product ideas and identifying key product differentiators in terms of market potential and development/production costs.
Ascender today announced an agreement with Hallmark Cards to distribute fonts from the distinguished Hallmark Design Collection, a premium set of script and lettering-style typefaces. Each Hallmark font contains the quality, innovation and care that are reflected in the Hallmark brand.
The Ascender type development team collaborated with Hallmark to produce the fonts in TrueType and OpenType formats, and is making the fonts available today for licensing and instant download from Ascender’s font websites, including AscenderFonts.com and FontsLive.com.
Contest to Recognize Websites that Best Integrate Web Fonts is Now Accepting Entries through Nov. 7, 2010
WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 27, 2010 – Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, is accepting entries through Nov. 7, 2010 for the first Web Font Awards, an international competition designed to recognize websites that incorporate exceptional use of Web fonts. Prizes include two $3,000 cash awards, Apple® iPad® mobile digital devices and various typeface offerings from Monotype Imaging. Winning entries will be determined at a live judging event on Nov. 16, 2010, during the Future of Web Design conference, Nov. 15-17, in New York City.
According to Steve Lee, product marketing manager for Monotype Imaging's creative professional division:
Many Web designers have been asking how Monotype Imaging supports iPhone® and iPad® devices using Fonts.com Web Fonts service. These devices are known for superior display quality, and as our testing and usage have shown, there’s no exception when it comes to Web fonts. The iPhone 4, for example, with its 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi (higher than early laser printers), renders text that is simply stunning. Web fonts really shine when zooming to see content up close, thanks to their amazing sharpness and clarity.
Our approach to Mobile Safari® support can be summed up in two words: simplicity and control.
Do you have ideas about Adobe's next web fonts release? Let us know what you'd like to see. http://bit.ly/bmr0xP
It would be nice if those interested in making suggestions would read Christopher's full blog post linked to above and comment on our blog. But if you're in a hurry, we can take comments here as well. However, please choose only from the following list:
Bell Centennial Std
Bickham Script Pro*
Brush Script Std
Caflisch Script Pro*
Adobe Caslon Pro
Century Old Style Std
Cooper Black Std*
Fusaka StdGaramond Premier Pro*
Adobe Garamond Pro*
http://code.google.com/webfonts now includes support for more scripts :)
Monotype Imaging Announces the Commercial Launch of Fonts.com Web Fonts
New Offering Provides Best Font Selection, Language Support and Workflow Solution for Web Designers
WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 14, 2010 – Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, today announced the general availability of Fonts.com Web Fonts, the company’s cloud-based solution that enables thousands of high-quality fonts to be used in Web page design. Subscription plans are now available at www.webfonts.fonts.com for anyone who creates for the Web, from brand managers, publishers and advertising agencies to non-profit organizations, institutions and bloggers across the globe.
Highlights of Monotype Imaging’s Fonts.com Web Fonts solution:
Boston, MA and Elk Grove Village, IL -- August 19, 2010 -- The Font Bureau, Inc. and Ascender Corporation today announced Webtype.com, a new venture to serve web designers and developers with publication-quality fonts to improve the typography and readability of websites. The service is available now at http://www.Webtype.com with a variety of custom web font options to accommodate websites of all sizes.
In the past, technical issues limited how fonts could be used on websites, but a lot has changed in the last couple years. Web designers have probably heard about new options for using fonts other than the handful of “web-safe” choices like Verdana and Georgia in their web designs.
An article - part news roundup, part analysis, part tutorial - that readers at Typophile might find interesting and useful.
Comments welcome. Either here or at AListApart.
Does anyone know why iPhone/iPad/iTouch only supports SVG @font-face implementation, and not TTF or WOFF? Seems strange to me since Apple® Safari® (Webkit) supports TTF from version 3.1 and later. Thanks!
It has been a while since the fruitless protests against Ikea abandoning Futura.
But never say die! The web gives the power back to us, the Futura-loving people: http://just-another.com/futurizer?q=ikea.com
It is simplified, but generally speaking these are main possible paths with default settings.
X axis is market share (with some guessing).
I know a small examples of renderings could be included for better understanding, and I will post this & other refinements later.
A few things not mentioned:
Linux with FreeType rendering, but I have no idea how many people use subpixel rendering or other settings. Each setting has probably less than 1% of users.
Quartz rendering does also other types than subpixel AA, but I would say they are in minority (I really don't know).
There is also an old version of Safari, with Quartz rendering on Windows with default setting.
Extensis recently announced that we are getting into web font delivery. Indeed, you can see Extensis web font tech in use on that page and throughout the Extensis web site.
Yes, we'll be showing our web font goodness at the party. :)
In the latest development of web served typography, the World Wide Web Consortium today accepted and published the Web Open Font Format specification. This is an important step in the standardisation of this format, as set out in the charter of the recently establish W3C web font working group.
The most notable and exciting thing about this is that WOFF was jointly submitted to the W3C by the Mozilla Foundation (whose Jonathan Kew developed the format along with Erik van Blokland and Tal Lemming), Opera Software ASA, and Microsoft Corporation. And it isn't often that I use bold italics.
1. The submission documentation.