The agony of choice: the search filter on Linotype.com helps you find the right font

Considering the number of fonts available, it isn’t always easy to find the right one. Linotype.com wants to make the search for the font that meets your expectations easier. The search filter on Linotype.com can help. You’ll find it in [...]

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SkyFonts: the quick and easy way to try out
new desktop fonts

The new SkyFonts service allows you to rapidly and effortlessly experiment with new fonts on your PC or Mac. Simply select the desktop fonts you want to try out. These will then be installed on your system, where they will [...]

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Test fonts before buying with the Fontsampler

At Linotype.com, you can test if a selected font meets your requirements for design and options with the Fontsampler. The Fontsampler allows you to access detailed information for each style, as well as try out and test them. To use [...]

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Infinite scrolling improves search lists

For the past several weeks, a new feature known as ‘infinite scrolling’ has been available on the Linotype.com website. This means that a search no longer only generates the specific hits for a particular page; instead, the list of hits [...]

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As of now web fonts are available direct from Linotype.com

Thousands of fonts from Linotype, Monotype and ITC can now be purchased direct on Linotype.com and make it possible to generate coordinated designs, suitable for all types of platforms, from print media to Internet purposes. The use of web fonts [...]

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Linotype.com with new web font features

Yesterday, we released a technical update of Linotype.com that will come very handy for those who want to use Linotype fonts on the web. The standard licencse we sell on Linotype.com doesn’t cover web font use, but with our partner, [...]

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Typecasting carries on in Darmstadt

The last months have been very critical of the continued existence of the type casting department in the Darmstadt Museum “Haus der Industriekultur.” The owner of the production and distribution company “Schriftenservice Stempel” has dissolved the company end of 2011. [...]

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Type on Screen – Choosing and using it well, by Dan Rhatigan

Happy new year to all of you! To kick-off the new year, I want to share a video with you, which I just find excellent. My English colleague Dan Rhatigan gave this presentation at Future of Web Design 2011 in [...]

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Displaying digital type (part 3 of 5): Hinting

The development of digital font formats included a technology that enabled the font maker to improve the display of type on low resolution Media. This technology is called hinting. In reference to the „allegory of the cave“ hinting means: you [...]

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Displaying Digital Fonts (Part 2 of 5): Rendering

You can read the first post here. If a display is representing the caves wall, the raterizer can be understood as the source of light that projects the shadow of a type face onto the caves wall. Rasterizers are software [...]

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