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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.


Android's Very Own Font - Forbes.com

Friday, September 26, 2008

Ascender was interviewed by Forbes.com regarding the fonts we developed for Android and other mobile devices, game consoles, music players and other User Interface and branding projects. Read the story here: Android's Very Own Font - Forbes.com


First mobile phone with Ascender's "Droid" fonts announced

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We are pleased to see that the first mobile phone with the custom fonts designed by Ascender for the Open Handset alliance. Steve Matteson, Ascender's type director, created the Droid family of fonts specifically tuned for display on mobile devices. T-Mobile introduces the new T-Mobile G1 with Google


From digital fonts to Letterpress printing

Monday, September 8, 2008

Here is an article on Brian Allen, someone we worked with at Monotype. Brian's handwriting was used to create the Segoe Script font, and he has found his true passion in letterpress printing. Officina Briani: The Art of Letterpress Comes To Raleigh


The early role of digital role of fonts at Adobe Systems

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Here is a wonderful interview with Adobe Co-founder Charles Geschke on the history of Adobe, its challenges, changes and company values. In the article he also provides some insights into the early days of digital typefaces and how they played a role in Adobe's PostScript development. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2038