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Imago the possibilities
Chicago, IL. - 31 January 2000
In a press release issued today Berthold announces the release of an updated version of Guenter Gerhard Lange's Imago typeface. The press release also notes the appointment of Lange as artistic consultant to Berthold Types.  More details...

FreeType supporting OpenType Layout
freetype.org - 28 January 2000
FreeType.org has announced that FreeType now supports OpenType Layout extension tables.  More details...

Jack Yan's latest stuff
Australia - 27 January 2000
Links to a couple of recently posted articles on Jack Yan's CAP Online site.  More details...

First ClearType screens posted
Redmond, WA. - 26 January 2000
Microsoft's eBooks group have provided us with a number of screen captures taken from a Pocket PC running the Microsoft Reader. These images feature text rendered using ClearType.  More details...

Donald Knuth talks TrueType
advogato.org - 25 January 2000
Free software advocate Advogato.org have posted an interview with Donald Knuth. The grandfather of digital typography weighs in on issues such as free fonts, TrueType vs MetaFont and Apple's TrueType patents.  More details...

ATypI newsletter mailed out
Surrey, England - 24 January 2000
Issue four of the ATypI newsletter should be arriving with members any time now.  More details...

Off the shelf -Open Here
Type Books - 24 January 2000
Type Books review of Open Here: The Art of Instructional Design.  More details...

TDC2 2000 winners announced
New York, NY. - 24 January 2000
The Type Directors Club have announced the winners of the TDC2 2000 competition.  More details...

Online mag interviews font aid star
Typographer.com - 24 January 2000
Online type mag Typographer.com has posted an interview with Claes Källarsson, the man behind the new FontAid font.  More details...

Bitstream issue another press release
Cambridge, Mass. - 21 January 2000
This one says that all their fonts are available in Postscript and TrueType formats.  More details...

ATypI 2000 announced
Redhill, England - 21 January 2000
It has been confirmed that ATypI's annual conference this year will be held in Leipzig, Germany and will take place between 21 and 24 September, 2000.  More details...

Hallmark ink deal with Signature Software
Kansas, City - 20 January 2000
Oregon based Signature Software has signed an agreement with Hallmark cards.  More details...

Ancient Ethiopic script enters digital age
BBC - 19 January 2000
The BBC report on efforts to digitize an Ethiopic writing system, in use since 100 BC.

Fontworks interviews Tobias Frere-Jones
London, England - 19 January 2000
Fontworks has posted an interview with Tobias Frere-Jones.  More details...

Adobe run design compo
San Jose CA. - 19 January 2000
Adobe are running a design contest. The theme is the new millennium, the deadline is February 19 and entrants must be US residents.  More details...

EyeWire giving away free fonts and robot
Calgary, Alberta - 19 January 2000
Multimedia distributor EyeWire is giving away some free images and fonts if you join their MyWire club.  More details...

Gemstar aquires eBook players
eBookNet.com - 19 January 2000
eBookNet.com reports on Gemstar's aquisition of NuvoMedia, the people behind the Rocket eBook, and the SoftBook Press who make the SoftBook Reader.  More details...

Linotype announces font CD offer
Germany - 18 January 2000
Linotype have announced that their Linotype FontExplorer Gold Edition 1.1 is available for DM 9.980. The CD contains 2,172 unlocked fonts from the Linotype Library for Macintosh and Windows.  More details...

Legacy of Letters 2000
Seattle, WA. - 18 January 2000
Garrett Boge has announced details of this year's Legacy of Letters tour.  More details...

'How' disappointing
Berkeley, CA, - 18 January 2000
The latest issue of How magazine failed to impress Typo-L contributor Andy Crewdson.  More details...

Fontworks reviews Tankard event
London, England - 17 January 2000
Fontworks has posted an review of Jeremy Tankard's pre-Christmas lecture.  More details...

Adobe Magazine - alive and well
San Jose, CA. - 17 January 2000
The latest issue of Adobe's promotional publication, Adobe Magazine, should now be in the hands of North American subscribers.  More details...

FontXpress updates coming soon
Charlotte, NC - 17 January 2000
Morrison SoftDesign have announced that new versions of their FontXpress utility will be released soon for Mac and Windows based PCs.  More details...

Mac FontDoctor version 4 released
Charlotte, NC - 17 January 2000
Morrison SoftDesign have released an update to their popular FontDoctor utility for the Mac.  More details...

GarageFonts update
Silver Spring, MD. - 14 January 2000
garage logo
GarageFonts have issued more details concerning their recent releases.  More details...

eBook format forum set up
Washington D.C. - 13 January 2000
Representatives from over 30 companies and non-profit organizations met with members of the Open Electronic Book Standards Initiative to facilitate the next step in promoting the growth of the eBook industry. The meeting resulted in the formation of the Open Electronic Book Forum.  More details...

Adobe ships FDK
San Jose, CA. - 13 January 2000
Adobe have started shipping their OpenType Font Development Kit (OpenType FDK) to type developers and engineers in the US. Developers outside of the US will have to wait for translated licenses.  More details...

Font Aid font released
Sweden - 13 January 2000
Claes Källarsson asked 26 type designers to contribute to a Font Aid font, with proceeds going to UNICEF.  More details...

New server for Type.Design
type.design - 12 January 2000
Michel Bujardet's type design e-mail list, type.design, has moved to a new server.  More details...

Off the shelf -Extreme Fonts
Type Books - 10 January 2000
Type Books review of Extreme Fonts: Digital Faces of the Future.  More details...

Emigre: growing up in public
… - 10 January 2000
An article by Stuart Bailey, which appears on the … Web site.  More details...

… coming soon
Europe - 10 January 2000
… is a new typography magazine, the first issue of which will be published in March. Visit the ... Web site for more info.  More details...

VOLT beta available
Redmond, WA. - 10 January 2000
The beta version of Microsoft's Visual OpenType Layout Tool "VOLT" is now available.  More details...

'myfonts' online sales next week
CreativePro.com - 7 January 2000
CreativePro reports that Bitstream's myfonts.com will start selling fonts next week. The report claims that alongside Bitstream's own library, Agfa Monotype and ITC fonts will also be available.  More details...

Creative voice awards - cool font source nominees
CreativePro.com - 7 January 2000
CreativePro have narrowed their nominations for 'Best Source for Cool Fonts' to Adobe, font distributor EyeWire (formerly Adobe Studios) and [t26].

Reader - press reaction
Various sources - 6 January 2000
Following recent Microsoft eBook related announcements several news services have posted reports and analysis.  More details...

MS and B&N promise eBooks store
Las Vegas, NV. - 6 January 2000
Following Bill Gates eBooks announcement at CES, Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have issued a press release.  More details...

Pocket PC Reader with ClearType
Las Vegas, NV. - 6 January 2000
Following Bill Gates demonstration of the Microsoft Reader with ClearType at CES, Microsoft has issued a press release.  More details...

Fontzone posts Pierre Bézier article
London, England - 5 January 2000
Fontzone has posted an article about Pierre Bézier inventor of Bézier curves, who died last year aged 89.

'Buy fonts' button for MacOSX
Various sources - 5 January 2000
During his MacWorld presentation Steve Jobs demonstrated MacOSX's font chooser dialog which featured a new 'buy fonts' button.  More details...

Bill Gates demos Microsoft Reader
Las Vegas, NV. - 5 January 2000
As part of his CES keynote Bill Gates demonstrated the Microsoft Reader with ClearType. Expect further announcements over the next few days.  More details...

Apple picks MS fonts for iCards
Cupertino, CA. - 5 January 2000
Apple have chosen Microsoft Web core fonts Comic Sans and Arial as the text faces for their new iCard promotion.  More details...

Type Books is back
San Francisco, CA. - 4 January 2000
After a short hiatus, the popular Type Books site has been updated, with issue 17 online now.  More details...

Compo dates revealed
Tokyo, Japan - 4 January 2000
Deadlines for the next (7th) Morisawa International Typeface Design Awards Competition have been released. Acceptance of applications will begin in July 2001 and end in August 2002. The judging will take place in October 2002, and the awards will be announced in December 2002 .  More details...

Compo winners announced
Tokyo, Japan - 4 January 2000
The results of the 6th Morisawa International Typeface Awards Competition have been revealed.  More details...

Suitcase 8.2 with Suitcase Server unveiled
Portland, OR. - 4 January 2000
The Extensis products group has unveiled Suitcase 8.2 with Suitcase Server.  More details...

E-Ink products coming soon
ZDNet - 4 January 2000
ZDNet has posted a report on e-paper technology company, E-Ink.  More details...

1999 ends, promised directory fails to appear
Topsfield, Mass. - 3 January 2000
Type designers are still waiting for Publish Magazine to post their 1999 Type Directory to the Publish Web site.  More details...

New releases from GarageFonts
Silver Spring, MD. - 3 January 2000
GarageFonts have released over 200 new fonts, including Benderhead, Bo-Legged Lou Sanserif Family, Bo-Legged Lou Serif Family, Caribou, Charter D, Chicken Parts and many others.  More details...

Alien encoder updated
Futurama Outlet - 3 January 2000
Alien Alphabet
The Futurama Outlet have updated their Alien Encoder.  More details...

Comicraft fonts used in Toy Story 2
SantaMonica, CA. - 3 January 2000
Comicraft reports that several of their award winning fonts appear in Toy Story 2.  More details...

Comicraft release Wiccan
SantaMonica, CA. - 3 January 2000
Wiccan
Comicraft's latest release Wiccan has wandered onto the typo scene.  More details...

Agfa Monotype Corporation formed
Wilmington, Mass. - 1 January 2000
A new corporate entity, Agfa Monotype Corporation, was formed on January 1, 2000. This new corporation represents the merger of Agfa Typographic Systems and Monotype Typography.  More details...

Off the shelf -Web Style Guide
Type Books - 1 January 2000
Type Books review of Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites.  More details...

Steve Mehallo reviews ATypI 99
Sans Serif - 1 January 2000
A review of the recent ATypI conference has been posted on the Sans Serif site.  More details...

Time to turn the last page
Newsweek - 1 January 2000
A Newsweek article by Steven Levy reports that the days of the traditional, Y2K compliant, printed book are numbered.  More details...

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