Font woes in Mac OS X 10.6.7 update

by Adam Banks on 29 March 2011 in News

Users have reported broad and reproducible issues with font rendering after installing Mac OS X 10.6.7, the most recent update to the Mac operating system. In attempting to address potential security weaknesses, Apple seems to have broken the way certain fonts are encoded. User Kurt Lang, posting on Apple’s support forum, identified a specific problem [...]

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Creating interesting new characters for your font

by Keith Martin on 1 December 2010 in Design for Print
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Of all the design discipline specialities, typeface design is probably the most monastic. Creating a new font takes skill, serious attention to detail and a perseverance that a medieval monk would respect. Not only do you have to consider the aesthetics of stroke weight, overall form and the effect that has on the ‘colour’ of text on a page, you need to get the technical details right so everything Just Works no matter what combination of characters someone tries.

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Adobe puts classic fonts on the web

by Simon Aughton on 17 August 2010 in News
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Adobe has given its backing to Typekit, a nascent service that enables website designers to use a much wider range of fonts in web pages.

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