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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.

Do Developers Dream of Beautiful Typefaces?

Monday, November 26, 2007

It's always nice to see things written about some of the many fonts designed by Ascender's Steve Matteson. Read about it here: Do Androids Dream of Beautiful Typefaces? Compiler from

St Pancras railway station reborn with Impact as its branding font

Friday, November 23, 2007

A customized version of Geoffrey Lee’s bold, compressed headline typeface had an impact on this writer who was covering the opening ceremony for this London railway station. Welcome to the new railway age Art & Architecture Guardian Unlimited Arts Impact can also be seen here:

Amazon's new ebook reader

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Amazon has introduced a new ebook reading device which also uses the same e-ink screen technology as the Sony Reader. Here is a comparison of the two devices: Amazon's Kindle vs. Sony's Reader Tech news blog - CNET

Finally - embroidery with TrueType fonts!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Fun with fonts, volume 2... The new Singer sewing machine supports TrueType fonts in Windows with its USB interface, so now you can get Comic Sans or better yet Curlz next time you want to have an embroidered item made! SINGER® SEWING CO. Product Detail

New Zune features fonts designed by Ascender

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ascender's Steve Matteson designed the fonts featured in the new Zune. Here is a good review of the new Zunes:
The agony and the ecstasy: a review of the Zune Flash: Page 1

Motorola introduces My Q Paks | Mobility Site

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Ascender Personality Kit software features themed sets of ringtones & wallpapers to personalize Windows Mobile phones. It was selected by Motorola for a softare bundle for the new MOTO Q 9h from AT&T. Read about it here: Motorola introduces My Q Paks Mobility Site

Google: System Fonts for Android Look Clean and Google-y

Ascender is proud to have developed Droid - a set of custom UI & System fonts for the new Android platform available from the Open Handset Alliance. Here is Gizmodo's take on the new fonts: Google: System Fonts for Android Look Clean and Google-y

Traditional Chinese Characters Changing?

Scholars from mainland China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan recently held a seminar to standardize the Traditional Chinese characters. Read more here: Epoch Times Traditional Chinese Characters to Be Main Unified Font