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Make fonts like the Adobe 'Pros'

Redmond, WA - 19 August 2000

We have posted Andy Crewdson's tutorial for type designers that shows how to add Adobe InDesign supported OpenType features to TrueType fonts using our VOLT tool.

Following this simple guide you can quickly give your fonts the same features* as those found in Adobe's new 'Pro' OpenType fonts.

*Adobe's OpenType fonts contain PostScript outlines, whereas VOLT lets you add OpenType features to TrueType fonts.

At the end of July Adobe released six new OpenType font families. The fonts, Calcite Pro, Adobe Garamond Pro, Myriad Pro, Myriad Pro Condensed, Myriad Pro SemiExtended, Silentium Pro, Tekton Pro, Tekton Pro Condensed & Extended, Warnock Pro and Warnock Pro Opticals all contain extended character sets and OpenType features. Packaged as .otf files (OpenType fonts containing PostScript outlines), cost between $95 and $299.

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article posted 19 August 2000 and last updated 22 August 2000.

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