jparsley's picture

.fnt file conversions

Our company owns licenses for the Frutiger family through Monotype. We would like to convert our Frutiger font files to the .fnt file format. The .fnt file format can be used by an engraving machine we've purchased to produce facility signage.

We've come to an agreement with Monotype for a custom license that allows the conversion.

However, Monotype no longer has the capability to complete the conversion to .fnt. We need a separate font company to assist in the file conversions and any necessary font adjustments.

Any suggestions for groups that we might approach for this effort?

I've reached out to some of the more well-known foundries. So far the responses are not good. No one is equipped for .fnt creation.

So, I have a ton of vintage type specimen books and wood type references, but I'm looking for some particular knowledge/advice. I'm working on the brand for a restaurant that is described as "John D. Rockefeller and Theodore Roosevelt enjoying a whiskey together."
Obviously, there is a ton of reference to Victorian and Art Nouveau which would come right before and Bauhaus / De stijl which would come right after, but I'm trying to pinpoint if there is a typographic "style" that would have appeared in New York City in the year 1900. I'm trying to avoid "western" (wood type) and european (overly ornamental)...

any thoughts and resources/examples would be very much appreciated! Thank you!

Font used to write meditation

Martin Silvertant's picture

Fonts are invisible

I just finished two typefaces of 3 fonts each but for some reason in Illustrator it only shows the regular weights. When I select Light or Bold, all text disappears. In InDesign everything works as it should. I believe I actually experienced this before and if so, the problem might go away on its own. However, I'm wondering what this could be. Do any of you have experience with an error like this?

Martin Silvertant's picture

Compiling fonts into menus

I'm getting tired of many of my fonts being listed separately rather than compiled as typefaces. I'm wondering if there's any software or script out there which does this for you automatically. I don't want to have to open each font, change the font info and generate each font individually in order to clean up my font menu.

Hi, Typophiles! I've recently released a new typeface, GIBBS, which is currently on an introductory offer for 50% off.

GIBBS (Slide 1)

Hello everyone, I'm new here at Typophile.

Microsoft products (MS Windows & MS Office) come with a variety of serif fonts. If you were limited to use Microsoft serif fonts only (for printed text), which would be your favourites to use?

I like Century Schoolbook, Goudy Old Style and Book Antiqua (Palatino Linotype has a wider line spacing by default).

Thank you.

Inspired by the classic proportions of traditional book typography, and crafted for today’s digital landscape, the newest release from the Monotype Studio is the Quire Sans™ typeface. Designed by Jim Ford, the family of 20 fonts is a typeface for all media, suitable for everything from branding, advertising and packaging, to displays, user interfaces, billboards, signage and environmental graphics.

See the Quire Sans digital specimen:
Download the typeface:
Read the press release:

Since I have very limited knowledge about typography, I'm reaching out to you guys for some help. I'm currently finishing my Master's thesis and looking for a nice typeface to go with it. I'm looking for a serif, but I don't want it to be too classical. What would you recommend for the body text? And for the headers?

Hope you guys can help me out. Thanks in advance!

Hi Typophiles

I remember a while back I flipped through a book that, as far as I remember, was a small little black book that had one charactaristic letter from a different font per page. Now I really want to find out what the book was called - can anybody help?


Hi there,

I just published my first article for Smashing Magazine.
I’ll explain the process of creating a handwriting font exemplary on the Sigmund Freud Typeface, based on Freud's Handwriting.

Feedback (here and directly on Smashing Magazine) warmly welcome.

Monotype’s Director of Words and Letters, Allan Haley, will Present “Typographic Master Lessons” on May 13, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., at the Hynes Convention Center.

Allan’s presentation will offer sage advice, design solutions and typographic inspiration from some of the most highly regarded design teachers and mentors, including Gail Anderson, Kit Hinrichs, DJ Stout, Michael Osborne, Carin Goldberg, Sean Anderson and Erik Spiekermann.

For more information on HOW Design Live, visit
For more information on Allan’s presentation, please read the press release here

Allan will also be hosting a giveaway at the event for the following libraries:

Linotype Originals Library

Interest in type, typefaces, typography and fonts has grown far beyond the graphic design community, yet few truly understand how and why these vital components of design are created and applied. This exhibition, organized by Monotype and designed by Pentagram for the AIGA National Design Center, celebrates 100 years of type as a constant influence in the world around us.

New to the Monotype® library, the 36-font Burlingame® typeface family offers designers a square, sans-serif design that is suitable for a wide range of purposes, from branding, advertising and packaging to automotive displays, user interfaces, motion graphics, and mobile and broadcast environments.

Designed by Carl Crossgrove, senior type designer at Monotype, the Burlingame typeface performs with strength and grace at any size. It’s a multifaceted, multipurpose typeface family.

How do you organise your fonts?

By class?

By use?

By client/job?

I'd be interested to know how others do it.

I'm at a point where I need to find a better organising system than just 'sans-serif'.

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What font is this?

Please tell me what is this font?


World boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko is attempting to deal a knockout blow to illiteracy through a unique fundraising initiative – and Monotype is in full support. Klitschko has punched 26 letters to create a font, which is now available for free on Monotype has optimized the fist-painted font to ensure clarity and quality.

All proceeds from the voluntary monetary contributions will go to the Klitschko Brothers Foundation in partnership with German charity organization BILD’s “A Heart for Children” charity to combat illiteracy internationally.

View and download the font for free:
View video here:

1. I'd like to know if all the typefaces of Herb Lubalin are available on digital format?
2. How many typefaces did he fashion with or without Tom Carnase?

Find a rough list of his work : Avant Garde Gothic, Lubalin Graph, Serif Gothic, Ronda, Didi.
Are there anymore typefaces?

3. How do you define the style of Herb Lubalin and what's his artistical leaning?

Thanks in advance.

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What is this font?


What is this font?

The closest I can find is Harrington. But we are reprinting this book and I need to know what font this is to recreate the cover.

We couldn't find it for building the website so we used Harrington:

But now we need the font for the second edition of the book. The original publisher is unavailable.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Diana aka Bonesai

Monotype is now the exclusive provider of more than 100 typefaces from The Foundry, a U.K.-based typeface design studio owned and operated by typeface designers, David Quay and Freda Sack. The Foundry is known for premium-quality typefaces, with designs that have been sought and used by ad agencies, businesses and design professionals across the globe.

SoftMaker is currently running a charity campaign until Christmas Eve (Load and Help 2013) -

you can support it by downloading free software:

- either updated versions of SoftMaker FreeOffice (fast and compatible office suite for Windows or Linux)

- or a type collection of 55 nice typefaces ("Elegant Holiday Fonts" for PC and Apple Mac)

For every download, SoftMaker donates € 0.10 to charity projects via, a non-profit platform for aid projects around the world.

I think it's a great idea. Spread the word!

Monotype has become the exclusive distributor of more than 100 fonts from Sumner Stone of Stone Type Foundry Inc. Stone’s typefaces have earned an excellent reputation for quality and legibility for a wide range of uses, from books to display advertising. Along with lecturing, writing and teaching, Stone will be designing new typefaces that will become available through Monotype.

View Stone Type Foundry typefaces on -

And read more about Stone Type Foundry typefaces – is offering free trials of desktop fonts using Monotype’s SkyFonts™ client, which allows you to temporarily install and trial fonts within documents for up to five minutes.

You can read more on the blog:

And learn more about SkyFonts here:

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Monotype’s Akko typeface is now on “full display” at the Museum of Science, Boston, “Hall of Human Life,” exhibit. Akko is the main brand identity font for the museum’s newest permanent exhibit, which opened to the public this weekend.

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