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Monotype Imaging is a leading provider of advanced font products specializing in font technologies, type design, multilingual font development & licensing and software development for mobile phones. The Monotype Imaging team is renowned for its TrueType and OpenType font expertise, and can tune fonts for on-screen legibility in Microsoft Windows as well as Digital TV, Set Top Boxes, Mobile Phones, Game Consoles, Embedded Systems, Consumer Electronics and other devices.


Type in Action

Saturday, October 6, 2007

We all know that fonts possess an emotive quality – the challenge for a logo designer is to match the client's personality with an appropriate typeface and imagery. Here is a fun article on the fonts used in rock band logos:
Top 10 Rock Band Logos - Intuitive Designs


HD DVD vs. Blu-ray

Ascender has licensed a great set of fonts to Microsoft for HD DVD developers (http://www.ascendercorp.com/HD-DVD.html), and we are always interested in various comparisons of the different Hi Def formats. We thought this was an interesting article:
Andy Pennell's Blog : Why HD DVD is more technically advanced than Blu-ray


New Vista Fonts & The Web

Microsoft has licensed Ascender to distribute the new Vista & Office 2007 fonts (The ClearType Font Collection can be seen here: http://www.ascendercorp.com/ctfonts.html)

This is an interesting article by Stuart Brown on the importance of the ClearType Font Collection:
New Vista Fonts & The Web


'300' HD DVD to Include First Web-Enabled Transaction Opportunities

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Ascender has licensed fonts for use in HD DVD, and here is one example of the many features that HD DVD offers:
'300' HD DVD to Include First Web-Enabled Transaction Opportunities


CSS @ Ten: The Next Big Thing

Here is an interesting article by Håkon Wium Lie about embedding TrueType fonts in web pages:
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/cssatten


FontMarketplace.com Website Launched by Ascender Corp. for Home & Office Users

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

We are proud to announce our new font website for consumers who may have never purchased a font before!
FontMarketplace.com Website Launched by Ascender Corp. for Home & Office Users