Adobe has established a strong relationship with the open source community over the years, and the shape of it today is as robust as ever. We’ve released a growing set of open source font families on GitHub – Source Sans, Source Code, Source Serif, and most recently Source Han Sans – that we continue to update and expand. And last year, we contributed Adobe’s CFF font rasterization code to the FreeType project, and as a result Android, Chrome OS, and a growing number of Linux distributions now produce better-looking text from CFF fonts. (CFF is the Compact Font Format, used in many OpenType fonts.)…Read post
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While developing Source Han Sans, Adobe and Google worked with three different companies to bring the kind of in-country expertise we knew we would need to hit the quality threshold we had set for this typeface family: Iwata Corporation in Japan, Sandoll Communication in Korea, and Changzhou SinoType in China. Over the next couple of weeks we will introduce you to each of them.
Pan-CJK fonts can suffer from a major problem. When attempting to create a font which can be used across multiple languages, quite often regional differences are overlooked — undermining the value of the font for users in those regions. For …Read post
For some time now — even before I joined the company — there’s been a Typekit feature I’ve longed for as a user. From the moment my list of kits began to grow, I wanted some sort of kit management tool: a UI that would do a better job than a gigantic drop-down list, and would allow quick access to actions like republishing and deleting.
When we rolled out the recent changes to typekit.com in June, including the introduction of the new Kits drop-down, we got some of the way towards that goal. But in lieu of an actual Kit Management page, we simply introduced …Read post