Mayberry Pro -- a New OpenType Font Family for Screen Display and Print Publications Introduced by Ascender Corp.

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Mayberry™ Pro is an extensive OpenType font family optimized for readability on screen. Designed by Steve Matteson, Mayberry Pro is a slightly condensed sans serif typeface family consisting of 14 fonts in a range of weights with advanced OpenType typographic features. Mayberry Pro addresses the needs of User Interface (UI) designers, set top box & TV manufacturers and creative professionals for use on screen and in print publications. The Mayberry Pro fonts are available immediately for download at

Ascender Corporation, a leading provider of advanced font products, today announced Mayberry™ Pro, a new OpenType font family designed for use on screen and in print. Mayberry Pro is a robust sans serif created by Steve Matteson with sturdy shapes for screen environments while retaining the warmth and elegance of a true humanist sans typeface.

Mayberry Pro is the most recent addition to the Ascender Original Type Collection of exclusive fonts offered by Ascender Corporation.

Mayberry Pro is a slightly condensed humanist sans serif which allows for more readable text in a narrower column. It features a neutral design with open counters and upright stress help keep the design readable at low resolutions. A significant amount of care was given to design subtleties which are the hallmark of a good type design.

Mayberry was initially designed to emulate the technical behavior of the Tiresias™ ScreenFont for use in set top TV devices and user interfaces. Mayberry corrects many errors and typographic issues found in Tiresias, thus providing improved readability and aesthetics when rendered on TV screens, mobile phones and consumer electronics devices.

Mayberry Pro was developed as a significant upgrade with true italics and a broad range of weights to provide the highest quality and readability on low resolution devices, while also featuring a range of OpenType typographic features to appeal to creative professionals for web and print applications.

The Mayberry Pro character set supports Central and Eastern European, Turkish and Baltic. Mayberry Pro also includes a variety of typographic features including a slashed zero (for use where absolute distinction between the capital letter O and the numeral zero), superior & inferior numbers, fractions and old style figures for use with applications that provide advanced OpenType typographic support. A set of closed captioning symbols and arrows add to Mayberry Pro's versatility in interface design.

Mayberry Pro is ideally suited for documents where the presentation of information in a straightforward, no-nonsense, unhindered manner is critical. The new extended family has typographic features that will appeal to both creative professionals and software & hardware developers.

How to Order
Mayberry Pro is available for immediate download from the website. Mayberry Pro is available as individual fonts and in two different family packages. The individual fonts have a $30.00 retail price, a family of four fonts is $110.00 and the entire family of 14 Mayberry Pro fonts is $299.00. The fonts are all available in both TrueType and OpenType font formats for use in Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista and other systems.

Ascender is also announcing an introductory special discount of 40% off the two Mayberry Pro family packages. The special pricing is valid through December 1, 2008. More information can be found here:

All the Mayberry Pro fonts include a license for use on five personal computers. Software developers and hardware manufacturers should contact Ascender Corp for a license to distribute the Mayberry Pro fonts with a product.

About Ascender
Ascender Corporation is a leading provider of advanced font products. Ascender's founders are font industry experts and have been involved in developing many of the most important and influential fonts used in computers, mobile devices, consumer electronics and software products. Ascender provides multilingual, custom font development for a wide range of customers including creative professionals, enterprises, software developers and hardware manufacturers. Ascender also provides an extensive collection of TrueType & OpenType fonts for download to graphic designers and consumers through its font websites.

Bill Davis
Ascender Corporation
25 Northwest Point Blvd, Suite 225, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 USA
Phone: (847) 357 0730
Fax: (847) 357 0731

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