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FreeType talking to Apple suits
freetype.org - 31 December 1999
FreeType.org, the people responsible the free TrueType rasterizer 'Freetype', have posted an update concerning their Apple patent woes.  More details...

Adobe supporters site shut down
CreativePro.com - 28 December 1999
CreativePro.com reports that InAdobe.com, a popular Adobe supporters site has been shut down following legal action by Adobe.  More details...

TDC2 2000 extends deadline
New York, NY. - 25 December 1999
Maxim Zhukov has announced that the deadline for TDC2 2000 submissions has been extended.  More details...

OpenType, enabling Hindi Windows 2000
New Delhi, India - 22 December 1999
Reuters reports on the forthcoming release of Windows 2000 in India. The new Operating System uses OpenType Layout Services and OpenType fonts to enable Indic script support.  More details...

Setting Type InDesign
San Jose, CA. - 20 December 1999
Adobe have posted a guide to InDesign Typography by Olav Martin Kvern.  More details...

New Syntax
Germany - 20 December 1999
Linotype have posted an article about the new version of Hans Eduard Meier's Syntax typeface.  More details...

Berthold and Monotype cut ties
London, England - 20 December 1999
Fontzone has posted details regarding the end of Berthold and Monotype's distribution relationship.  More details...

Future House
Wilmington, DE. - 20 December 1999
House Industries new mail-out provides details of their latest font release, House 3009, a set of futuristically themed space fonts.  More details...

Alien alphabet complete
Futurama Outlet - 19 December 1999
With the screening of episode 16 of Futurama the Alien letter J was revealed, finally completing the alien alphabet.  More details...

New release from ecf
Seattle, WA. - 17 December 1999
Seattle's emerald city fontwerks have released two new fonts 'movieola' and 'movieola titletype'.  More details...

Gutenberg compo announced
London, England - 17 December 1999
Fontzone has posted details of a competition organized to coincide with the 600th anniversary of Gutenberg's birth.  More details...

Typo quiz answers posted
London, England - 17 December 1999
Fontzone has posted answers to this year's Typographic Circle typophile of the year and typo team quizzes.  More details...

Typographer.com - Barnbrook interview
Typographer.com - 17 December 1999
Typographer.com, the new online type mag, has posted an interview with Jonathan Barnbrook.  More details...

Porchez Typofonderie newswire
Malakoff, France - 17 December 1999
Jean-Francois Porchez forwarded us his latest newsletter.  More details...

Bitstream releases tool trial and Navigator update
Cambridge, Mass. - 16 December 1999
Bitstream have made a couple of announcements aimed at promoting interest in their Web font embedding technology.  More details...

Another EyeWire re-launch
Calgary, Alberta - 15 December 1999
EyeWire have announced a redesign of their Web site.  More details...

Bitstream & Corel to deliver Linux font sys
Cambridge, Mass. and Menlo Park, CA. - 15 December 1999
Bitstream and Corel have announced that they are working to provide a font rendering and font management solution for Linux.  More details...

...and so does a student
ATypI.org - 14 December 1999
ATypI member and MIT student Joshua Anderson offers his ATypI Boston observations.  More details...

Sharon looks back too
ATypI.org - 14 December 1999
ATypI exec Sharon Irving offers her ATypI Boston observations.  More details...

Batty looks back
ATypI.org - 14 December 1999
ATypI president Mark Batty offers his ATypI Boston observations.  More details...

IBM prototype 200dpi LCD screen
IBM - 13 December 1999
IBM research have released the technical specification for their prototype 200dpi color LCD display. In November Toshiba announced a smaller 202dpi display.  More details...

Adobe FDK delayed
San Jose, CA. - 13 December 1999
The release of Adobe's OpenType developers kit has been delayed. Font developers are still able to pre-register for the kit online.  More details...

Be license Bitstream Font Fusion
Cambridge, Mass. - 8 December 1999
Be have licensed Bitstream's Font Fusion system.  More details...

Apurva Joshi joins MS as OpenType PM
Redmond, WA. - 6 December 1999
Apurva Joshi has joined Microsoft as the OpenType Program Manager. She will be responsible for all things OpenType, including the OpenType Specification.  More details...

OpenType Layout Services Library
Redmond, WA. - 6 December 1999
Microsoft has made an evaluation version of the OpenType Layout Services Library available for license. The library helps developers build support for OpenType layout features into their text processing and text layout applications.  More details...

OpenType for Indic fonts
Redmond, WA. - 6 December 1999
Microsoft has posted a specification for creating and supporting OpenType fonts for Indic scripts.  More details...

Publish fails to deliver
Topsfield, Mass. - 3 December 1999
Publish Magazine's new management expected to have the 1999 Publish Type Directory posted live on their site within two weeks. Type designers are still waiting.  More details...

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