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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.


A tribute to David H. Shepard, OCR Inventor

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Today the New York Times noted the passing of David H. Shepard, 84, who sketched out one of the first Optical Character Recognition (OCR) fonts on a cocktail napkin among his many inventions. David H. Shepard, 84, Dies - New York Times


A Font of Inspiration

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Even authors spend time thinking about fonts, and how important they are in presenting their work. An interesting read in Esquire: A Font of Inspiration by Joshua Furst - Short People - Esquire


Windows Mobile sales doubling each year

According to this story in Business Week, Windows Mobile devices is growing 100% annunally, with 46% of the global mobile market in Asia! Asia Drives Windows Mobile Business


Mobile phones becoming smarter

Here is an other example of how mobile phones are evolving into more sophisticated devices. Business Week article on how Verizon Embraces Google's Android