Monotype Announces Typefaces for High-Quality e-Reading Experiences

Collection Features Typefaces Enhanced for Exceptional On-Screen Readability

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Monotype typefaces optimized for high-quality e-Reading experiences

Our inaugural set for digital publishing not only includes redesigned classic favorites but also newer designs, such as Malabar and Ysobel, which had the screen in mind at their origins," said Steve Matteson of Monotype.

Wobrun, Mass. (PRWEB) April 03, 2013

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has released a collection of typefaces designed for digital reading environments, including e-books, Web content, mobile applications, digital publications and online newspapers. Device manufacturers, digital publishers and Web designers can now turn to a selection that includes some of the most popular text faces used in print – designed and tuned for exceptional readability on e-readers, tablets, smartphones and other Web-enabled devices.

Monotype’s initial collection includes multiple weights of nine typeface families, designated for digital publishing:

Amasis™ eText
ITC Galliard® eText
Malabar™ eText
Monotype Baskerville™ eText
Neue Helvetica® eText
Palatino® eText
PMN Caecilia® eText
Sabon® eText
Ysobel™ eText

“Reading on screen is simply a fact of life for most of us today. And for consumer devices to serve us best, the text needs to be easy and enjoyable to read no matter what screen you’re using. We've crafted these typefaces to retain their fidelity on the full gamut of reading devices,” said Steve Matteson, creative type director at Monotype. “Our inaugural set for digital publishing not only includes redesigned classic favorites but also newer designs, such as Malabar and Ysobel, which had the screen in mind at their origins.”

Timeless designs such as Monotype Baskerville, ITC Galliard and Sabon were redrawn to improve readability on screen. Monotype typeface designers worked to impart a richer contrast, an even color, and slightly taller lowercase characters, all while ensuring that the typefaces appear as unmistakable cousins of their original print designs. The designs also include small caps and old style figures for professional-quality publishing design.

All typefaces in the collection have been hand-hinted to display with exceptional clarity cross mobile devices from smartphones to tablets and e-readers. The fonts also take advantage of Monotype’s Edge™ tuning technology, enabling publishers to create and deliver high-quality, readable text across various platforms, formats and devices, including E Ink® screens. The fonts look and perform best with devices that use Monotype’s iType® font engine for rendering text.

The new typefaces can be integrated in a number of ways:

  • The fonts may be embedded in consumer devices for use as system fonts that can be custom-tuned for optimal display and performance to meet specific OEM device requirements.
  • The fonts may be bundled within the source code of an e-book or digital publication title, enabling publishers to preserve intended design, branding and layout requirements. Displays that use either e-paper or LCD technology are supported.
  • The fonts may be licensed as Web fonts from Fonts.com Web Fonts for HTML-based content, enabling high-quality reading experiences across various Web-enabled devices.

To view the new collection, visit http://bit.ly/XovVvK, or contact Monotype for more information at etext(at)monotype(dot)com.

About Monotype
Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Based in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices. The company’s library and e-commerce sites are home to many of the most widely used typefaces – including the Helvetica®, Frutiger® and Univers® families – as well as the next generation of type designs. Further information is available at http://www.monotype.com.

Monotype, iType, Palatino, Sabon, PMN Caecilia, Neue Helvetica, Helvetica, Frutiger and Univers are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Edge and Ysobel are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Galliard is a trademark of Monotype ITC Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Malabar is a trademark of Monotype GmbH and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Monotype Baskerville and Amasis are trademarks of The Monotype Corp. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. E Ink is a registered trademark of E Ink Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2013 Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.

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Contact:
Monotype
Vikki Quick, 781-970-6115
vikki.quick(at)monotype(dot)com

Monotype U.K.
Julie Strawson, 44 (0) 1737-781624
julie.strawson(at)monotype.com

Monotype GmbH
Rebecca Schalber, 49 (6172) 484-473
Rebecca.schalber(at)monotype(dot)com

Source: Monotype Imaging


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