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The September edition of the Metal Type newsletter is now out.
Plenty to tell you about, as usual, plus a look at some items that arrived in the post.
This month's "extra footage" is of the Bradford Jowett van, a British van (from Yorkshire) that was produced between 1946 and 1953. Find out what "extras" an additional £38 for the Deluxe version would have bought you in those days!
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Some of you may know that I've been working on an ebook called "Printers' Tales" that I'm hoping to make available on the Amazon Kindle in the very near future. The idea is to give some of the stories from the website a more permanent home, and, hopefully, take them to a wider audience.
My company wants to sort out font management issues and, after looking at different options, we're considering buying software from either Extensis or Linotype.
But the bigger question than which software maker to go with, however, is should we buy several client licenses or a server license? We couldn't fully understand the exact way font server works, so any explanations (as you'd talk to a child) are welcome.
Designer Named to Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business
-Read Fast Company's profile on Nadine: http://bit.ly/IU6kOz
-View SlideShare examples of Nadine's work: http://slidesha.re/L2LTFy
-Learn more about Nadine's work on Fonts.com: http://bit.ly/KWEWzZ
Nadine Chahine of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. was named today to Fast Company's 2012 ranking of The 100 Most Creative People in Business. Chahine, who designs Arabic typefaces at Monotype's Germany-based subsidiary, Linotype GmbH, was recognized alongside individuals from a variety of professions who use creativity for transforming industries and reinventing the world in which we live.
Improved Font Browsing and More Comprehensive Search Results Headline New Features
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, and its subsidiary, Linotype GmbH, have revamped Linotype.com, offering visitors an improved site experience for all things relating to typefaces – from browsing, licensing and downloading fonts to learning about type and how to use it effectively.
FontExplorer X Pro version 2.2 for Windows Debuts
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, and its subsidiary, Linotype GmbH, have launched their award-winning FontExplorer® X Pro font management solution for standalone Microsoft® Windows® platforms. FontExplorer X Pro version 2.2 for Windows is available at www.fontexplorerx.com.
Beauty, Legibility and Versatility Combine as Key Attributes in Akira Kobayashi's Newest Design
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has launched the 24-font Akko™ typeface suite by Akira Kobayashi, type director at the company's Germany-based subsidiary, Linotype GmbH. The newest member of the Linotype® collection, Akko is the first original typeface by Kobayashi in several years.
I am delighted to announce the release of my first commercial font, Camphor™ now available in six weights with corresponding italics from Fonts.com, Linotype.com and ITCFonts.com. (Camphor™ is also available to commercial subscribers of Fonts.com Web Fonts.)
Camphor™ comes in OpenType Standard and Pro formats with broad support for Central and Eastern European langauages.
OpenType features include:
How does the linotype fit into today's technology? It doesn't.
How does the linotype fit into today's technology?
Helvetica, Frutiger, Futura and Garamond Typefaces Included with CorelDRAW for the First Time
WOBURN, Mass., Jun 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has announced that fonts from its Helvetica(R), Frutiger(R), Futura(R) and Garamond typeface families are shipping with CorelDRAW(R) Graphics Suite X5, the newest professional graphics applications suite from Corel Corp. Comprising 32 fonts from the Linotype(R) collection, the designs have also marked their debut in any CorelDRAW product.
I've just purchased a new computer and am in the process of migrating everything over. The Mac Migration Assistant moved my FontExplorerX app over, but the sets and everything in the library seems to have disappeared. Maybe that's because I don't have Explorer managing my fonts, but is there any way to export the set/library information? Do I really have to go build all my custom sets and import all my fonts all over again?
I'm using v1.2.3 but would consider moving to Pro if there's a solution there.
WOBURN, Mass., April 7, 2010 – Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has released the 20-font Neue Frutiger® Condensed family, the latest addition to the Linotype® Library of typefaces. Designed by Akira Kobayashi, type director at Linotype GmbH, Monotype Imaging’s German-based subsidiary, and Adrian Frutiger, creator of the original Frutiger design, the new family builds on one of the best selling Linotype offerings of all time.
New FontExplorer X Pro and Server Releases feature Expanded Capabilities and Improved Ease of Use
WOBURN, Mass., & BAD HOMBURG, Germany, Feb. 2, 2010 – Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, and its subsidiary, Linotype GmbH, have unveiled version 2.5 of the award-winning Linotype FontExplorer® X Pro font management application for individual users, and version 1.5 of the FontExplorer X Server solution for workgroup administrators.
FontExplorer X Server 1.5
Linotype's FontExplorer X (FEX) is a free font management tool, which includes an integrated font store. Users of FEX may purchase fonts via this store if they so choose (unlike traditional internet font shopping, fonts purchased via FEX will be directly installed in the font manager, for easier activation and deactivation).
As of this writing (April 11, 2006), FontExplorer X is currently available just for MacOS X 10.3.9 and higher. A PC version is in the works.