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WEFT 3 update available
Redmond, WA. - 30 May 2000
A fourth preview release of Microsoft's Web Embedding Fonts Tool version 3 has been posted to the WEFT community site.  More details...

OTLS plugs in
Redmond, WA - 30 May 2000
A redistribution license for Microsoft's OpenType Layout Service Library 'OTLS' is available. The license will let developers redistribute OTLS with their applications.  More details...

TIDE goes out
Redmond, WA - 30 May 2000
A redistribution license for Microsoft's Typography Integrated Development Environment 'TIDE' is now available. The license allows font tool developers to redistribute TIDE components with their font production, modification and test tools.  More details...

'dot-dot-dot' hits the street
Europe - 25 May 2000
Peter Bilak dropped us a line to announce the official launch of the new typography magazine 'Dot-Dot-Dot'.  More details...

Intern and jobs update
Redmond, WA - 24 May 2000
Andy Crewdson has joined Microsoft as a typographic intern for the summer of 2000. Andy, a regular contributor to the Typo-L e-mail list, is studying history at UC Berkeley. Other Microsoft Typography intern positions as well as full time job opportunities are available.  More details...

Changing Faces of THE FACE
London, England - 24 May 2000
The May 2000 issue of THE FACE magazine celebrates the UK style rag's 20 years in print.  More details...

Microsoft Reader tools
Redmond, WA - 23 May 2000
Microsoft and various companies have announced the availability of eBook authoring tools.  More details...

Microsoft Reader titles
Redmond, WA - 23 May 2000
Pocket PC users can download best-selling science fiction titles free from B&N.com including a Michael Crichton best seller. More details are posted on Microsoft's PressPass site.  More details...

Agfa Monotype refresh site
Elk Grove Village, IL. - 22 May 2000
Agfa Monotype has refreshed the look of its Web presence. The site design was last refreshed in July 1999.  More details...

Type design MA
Reading, England - 22 May 2000
The Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading has developed a postgraduate course in Type Design. The MA in Type Design is a one-year (full-time) course, commencing October 2000.  More details...

Post Soviet font pack
Russia - 17 May 2000
ParaType has announced the release of a font pack that includes support for alphabets covering all the official languages of Europe and Central Asia.  More details...

Clive Bruton interviewed
Malakoff, France - 16 May 2000
Jean-Francois Porchez has posted an interview with Fontzone's Clive Bruton.  More details...

ClearType paper presented
Redmond, WA. - 16 May 2000
A ClearType related paper 'Technical Overview of ClearType Filtering' was presented at the Society for Information Display 2000 conference today.  More details...

Hail Caesario!
Austin, TX. - 16 May 2000
TypeDesign-List regular Mike Scarpitti, has announced the release of his latest font Caesario, which is based on Goudy's drawings of the famous Trajan inscription.  More details...

Nielsen evaluates Poynter study
useit.com - 14 May 2000
Usability researcher Jakob Nielsen has posted his analysis of the recent Poynter study into Web based reading habits.  More details...

Italic hinting guide posted
Redmond, WA. - 9 May 2000
We have posted Beat Stamm and Ian Patterson's guide to hinting italics using Microsoft Visual TrueType.  More details...

What font?
CreativePro.com - 9 May 2000
CreativePro have posted an article by font expert Kathleen Tinkel that delves into the black art of typeface identification.

VOLT, enabling Nastaleeq
Karachi, Pakistan - 8 May 2000
Nastaleeq sample
Although still in beta, Microsoft's Visual OpenType Layout Table tool VOLT is allowing type designers to create fonts that support complex scripts. PDMS have produced a beautiful Nastaleeq font using the tool.  More details...

TypeCon 2000 update
SOTA - 7 May 2000
Bob Colby's latest SOTA TypeCon 2000 update.  More details...

FontLab 3.1 released
Russia - 5 May 2000
The FontLab developers group has announced the release of FontLab 3.1. The Mac version is available now and the Windows version will follow in about a week.  More details...

News page problems
Redmond, WA. - 5 May 2000
Readers may experience problems accessing news items posted or updated after 18 April 2000. We are working to fix this problem.

CoolType features revealed
eBookNet - 4 May 2000
Adobe officials Mark Heisten and Rebecca Michals, have provided eBookNet with further details about Adobe's CoolType font rasterizer.  More details...

Study says text rules on the Web
Wired News - 4 May 2000
Wired News reports that a recent study reveals that Web surfers read on-line text before looking at graphics and images. Printed newspaper and magazine readers check out the pictures first.  More details...

Bitstream releases first quarter results
Cambridge, Mass. - 4 May 2000
Bitstream has posted their first quarter results.  More details...

Mag is 'dot-dot-dot' off the presses
Europe - 4 May 2000
Dot-Dot-Dot, a new typography journal is currently being printed. Check out the sample articles posted on the '...' site and be sure to subscribe to what promises to be a great publication.  More details...

Monotype license fonts to Corel
Wilmington, Mass. - 3 May 2000
Monotype has licensed it's collection of 'new media core fonts' to Corel.  More details...

P22 Victorian
Buffalo, NY. - 3 May 2000
P22 type foundry has just released Victorian, a font set created in conjunction with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's exhibition of French artist James Tissot.  More details...

FontLab to support OpenType
Russia - 3 May 2000
Yuri Yarmola, lead developer at the FontLab Developers Group has revealed that the group's upcoming releases will include features to help designers create OpenType fonts.  More details...

Banking on Federal
Den Haag, NL. - 2 May 2000
Federal
After 5 years of development, the first LettError Federal fonts are complete. Special technology and software enables the characteristic shading effects of nineteenth century engraved type to be built and used in the modern digital world.  More details...

Buddhist texts translated by Photoshop
San Jose, CA. - 1 May 2000
Adobe.com features an article describing how scholars are unraveling the secrets of ancient Buddhist scrolls using digital tools.  More details...

Fonts on Windows vs fonts on the Mac
San Jose, CA. - 1 May 2000
Adobe.com features an article by Jim Felici examining the differences between font handling on Windows and the Mac.  More details...

Type, layered and blurred
San Jose, CA. - 1 May 2000
Adobe.com features a gallery of Jimmy Chen's layered typographic images created using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.  More details...

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