OpenType icons for font vendors

One of the things I really enjoy about my job is when we get to do things, large or small, that help other font vendors as well as customers.

We have a bunch of icons which are used on the Adobe web site to identify different character set coverage and the presence of various OpenType typographic goodies in our fonts. A year or two ago I mentioned that we would be happy to share them with other font vendors, and a few people wrote me to take me up on my offer. But we’ve updated the icons since then. Now I’m able to offer for download not only the GIF files, but also the outline fonts we used to create them, and a useful readme about the icons.

The license for this software reads as follows:

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

As long as you agree to the terms, you can simply(download the Zip file.

Have fun!

4 Responses

  1. Stephen says:

    This is an excellent service to the industry, Thomas. Thank you.[You’re welcome. I hope some people find this useful, and if end users find it less confusing because of common icons, so much the better. – T]BTW, your “mentioned” link is a mailto. Should be an ahref.[Even better, I had a mailto inside an href! Fixed now. – T]

  2. Great! Many thanks for making things easier!The OpenType format is still confusing for many regular users, so this will certainly help out.

  3. Anne-Marie says:

    I still wish that there was an icon indicating if a font supported arbitrary fractions or not. The “7/8” icon covers too much ground.We’ve talked about this before and you gave me a good reason, but I forget. ;-)AM[The situation used to be more complicated, but for the latest versions of all our fonts, if it has the “7/8” icon, it supports arbitrary fractions. – T]

  4. If those images were available as public domain and in SVG-format, they would be good contribution for Open Clip Art Library.[THe license given allows pretty free distribution and re-use, but it’s not public domain as such. Sorry. – T]

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Thomas Phinney

Adobe type alumnus (1997–2008), now VP at FontLab, also helped create WebINK at Extensis. Lives in Portland (OR), enjoys board games, movies, and loves spicy food.

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