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Sale of the century
Santa Monica, CA. - 29 December 2000
For one day only Comicraft are slashing their prices.  More details...

WEFT driven font viewer
Winchester, MA. - 28 December 2000
Oliver Weiss of the Walden Font Co. has just added a font viewer to the Gutenberg Press section of his site. The viewer used embedded font objects created using Microsoft WEFT 3 to display typeface samples.  More details...

TPC poster offer
San Francisco, CA. - 23 December 2000
The Test Pilot Collective are giving away a collectable poster this holiday season.  More details...

Screen text two
Creativepro.com - 22 December 2000
In the second part of his two-part article about on-screen type, John D. Berry previews the upcoming Type Directors Club conference, which will focus on the future of type on screens, be they silver, CRT, or LCD.  More details...

Global House
House.com - 21 December 2000
House Industries has just released Global, a font pack inspired by the cast metal nameplates used on industrial products during the first half of the twentieth century.  More details...

FontFont 'Webfonts'
San Francisco, CA. - 20 December 2000
FontFont has released a set of fonts licensed for embedding within Web pages and PDF documents.  More details...

Fuse 18 released
San Francisco, CA. - 20 December 2000
FontShop has announced the release of FUSE 18.  More details...

ScanJam swansong
ScanJam.com - 20 December 2000
Josh Darden has updated his ScanJam foundry Web site. In postings to the Type.Design list Josh reveals that ScanJam's future is uncertain as he's moving to the east coast this spring to take a full-time job.

Fonts on Salon's list
Salon.com - 20 December 2000
Salon made a Chistmas list, but did they check it twice? Joe Clark drew our attention to this Salon article in which writer Scott Rosenberg implores Microsoft to produce better on screen typefaces 'surely there are fonts out there that work better at everyday resolution than Times and Courier.'  More details...

Type - legibility and readability
U&lc.com - 19 December 2000
After a long period of inactivity an article on legibility and readability has appeared on the U&lc Web site.  More details...

VOLT 1.1 release candidate
Redmond, WA. - 18 December 2000
A release candidate version of VOLT 1.1 has been posted on the VOLT community site. VOLT is Microsoft's tool for visually adding OpenType Layout tables to fonts.  More details...

The 700 VOLT club
Redmond, WA. - 18 December 2000
Membership of the community site supporting VOLT, Microsoft's free tool for adding OpenType Layout features to fonts, has hit 700.  More details...

Year end specials
Various sources - 17 December 2000
Seasonal bargains offered by various font companies.  More details...

MyFonts show Unicode
MyFonts.com - 16 December 2000
MyFonts.com has added a new section to their Web site which allows you to view all the Unicode encoded characters in the Arial Unicode and Bitstream Cyberbit fonts.  More details...

MyFonts adds Quadrat
MyFonts.com - 15 December 2000
MyFonts.com is now selling the Quadrat fonts collection.  More details...

What the Helv!
San Fancisco, CA - 15 December 2000
Why is the latest 'Design' issue of Wired magazine set in Helvetica? Andy Crewdson seems to have the answer.  More details...

The writing's on the screen
New York, NY. - 15 December 2000
The TDC are hosting a conference on 'screen type'. The conference will take place in Philadelphia on 21 April 2001.  More details...

Screen text
Creativepro.com - 15 December 2000
In the first of a two-part article about on-screen type, John D. Berry pages through the history of type on the big and not-so-big screen.  More details...

It's a zoo!
New York, NY. - 15 December 2000
Looking for a typographic stocking stuffer? You could do worse than pick up a copy of Bembo's Zoo by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich.  More details...

Add it on
Germany - 14 December 2000
Linotype has released a font pack containing 1,300 fonts not included on the standard Adobe and Monotype CDs.  More details...

New from Fontosaurus
Philadelphia - 14 December 2000
Juggernaut
Dan Bailey has released two new fonts through his Fontosaurus label, Juggernaut and LoveBot.  More details...

Decaying orbit
Minneapolis, MN - 14 December 2000
Chank's latest... Skylab.  More details...

LettError's award book
The Netherlands - 13 December 2000
LettError has received this year's Charles Nypels Award. To mark the occasion they have published a book.  More details...

MyFonts adds P22 line
MyFonts.com - 13 December 2000
P22 fonts are now available from MyFonts.com.  More details...

Area51
Santa Monica, CA. - 13 December 2000
Another new font from Comicraft.  More details...

Overbyte
Santa Monica, CA. - 13 December 2000
Overbyte
Comicraft's latest font.  More details...

Motorola license Font Fusion
Cambridge, Mass. - 12 December 2000
Bitstream has announced that Motorola has licensed its Font Fusion technology.  More details...

Chank bonus time
Minneapolis, MN - 12 December 2000
Chank has just released a new t-shirt, candles and a new font pack.  More details...

Font lovers unite
fontlover.com - 12 December 2000
Jess Latham of Blue Vinyl fonts sent us mail about www.fontlover.com, where you can get an @fontlover.com email account and read about recent font releases.

New Bitstream fonts
Cambridge, Mass. - 11 December 2000
Bitstream has released the second set of fonts under its 'New Font Collection Program' banner.  More details...

Taming the logo
Creativepro.com - 8 December 2000
Designing logos and designing with logos is the issue under John D. Berry's Creativepro magnifying glass this week.  More details...

Cowboy!
Austin, TX. - 5 December 2000
Dave Nalle's Scriptorium outfit has released a wild west inspired font pack.  More details...

Adobe's OpenType 3rd wave
San Jose, CA - 5 December 2000
The third set of Adobe OpenType fonts is now available for purchase from Adobe.  More details...

Neuland revisited
Buffalo, NY. - 1 December 2000
Terminal, P22's online type magazine, explores Rudolf Koch's Neuland typeface.  More details...

P22 new catalog
Buffalo, NY. - 1 December 2000
The P22 type foundry has just published its seventh annual type catalog.  More details...

A Garage load of fonts
Silver Spring, MD. - 1 December 2000
GarageFonts is offering its entire library for $999.  More details...

Substitute font
Creativepro.com - 1 December 2000
Font substitution issues come under John D. Berry's Creativepro microscope.  More details...

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