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Reading 'Mafia' to invade Leipzig
ATypI.org - 31 August 2000
ATypI Leipzig speaker details are slowly trickling onto the ATypI.org site. Of the seven speakers so far identified three have links to Reading University's Department of Typography and Graphic Communication.  More details...

Introducing Nina TM
Redmond, WA. - 31 August 2000
nina
Nina is a new condensed sans serif typeface designed to be highly readable at small sizes, whilst squeezing in as many characters per inch as feasibly possible. This typeface was designed for Microsoft by Matthew Carter, and hand-instructed by Tom Rickner.  More details...

Library scans bibles
Göttingen, Germany - 30 August 2000
The Library of Göttingen has digitized their Gutenberg bibles and placed some of the images on their Web site. The whole project is available on CD-ROM.  More details...

Eureka ligs freed
The Hague, NL - 30 August 2000
Peter Bilak has released a freebie font containing the ligatures missing from FontShop's distribution of his award winning Eureka typeface.  More details...

'Buy Fonts' button still in OSX
San Francisco, CA. - 30 August 2000
Mac OS X's 'Buy Fonts' button, reported here in January, was still present in the OSX version used in Steve Job's Seybold keynote.  More details...

IE goes Trebuchet crazy
Redmond, WA. - 28 August 2000
After supplying millions of users with Trebuchet the font, Microsoft's Internet Explorer team went one better building not one, but two of the medieval war machines the font was named after.  More details...

Seybold round-up
San Francisco, CA. - 28 August 2000
Seybold 2000 kicks off this week in San Francisco, with eBooks taking center stage. News links are posted here.  More details...

Trademarks explained
icograda.org - 28 August 2000
A new article by Craig J.J. Snyder, Esq. posted on the icograda.org Web site explains trademark basics for visual artists.

Publish site redesigned
Publish.com - 27 August 2000
Publish Magazine's Web Site has been redesigned. The publication, which used to offer some typography coverage and a yearly type foundry round-up, has shifted it's focus away from type in recent months.  More details...

Lettering on Brit TV tonight
Ditchling, England. - 25 August 2000
Typo-L regular Roy Preston, reports that the Ditchling lettering arts program will be featured on a re-run of the British independent television show, The Pier, tonight.  More details...

Trevithick resigns from Bitstream sub
Cambridge, Mass. - 25 August 2000
In today's press release Bitstream has announced that Paul Trevithick has resigned his post of president of Bitstream subsidiary PageFlex. This news comes barely a month after the company announced that Anna Chagnon had succeeded Paul as president of Bitstream.  More details...

Typeset event reviewed
CreativePro.com - 25 August 2000
In his latest CreativePro article John D. Berry reviews the first Typeset event, an evening with Erik Spiekermann and Saki Mafundikwa, that took place in San Francisco earlier this month.  More details...

OpenType dismantler
New Brunswick, NJ. - 24 August 2000
Charles Hedric has produced a utility that dismantles an OpenType font into a number of expert set fonts - useful for using OpenType font characters in applications that don't support OpenType.  More details...

WEFT 3 update available
Redmond, WA. - 24 August 2000
A 9th preview release of Microsoft's Web Embedding Fonts Tool version 3 has been posted.  More details...

Reader and ClearType update
Various sources - 24 August 2000
Some recent Microsoft Reader and ClearType news.  More details...

Numismatica
parthia.com - 23 August 2000
Edward C. D. Hopkins has released a beta version of Numismatica, a collaborative effort to create a font containing archaic and classical Greek characters.  More details...

Adobe's OpenType angle
San Jose, CA. - 22 August 2000
Recent articles posted to Adobe.com reveal details of Adobe's OpenType strategy.  More details...

VOLT boasts over 300 users
Redmond, WA. - 22 August 2000
Membership of the community site supporting VOLT, Microsoft's free tool for adding OpenType features to TrueType fonts, has just passed 300 members.  More details...

Type celebs to speak at Icograda congress
Seoul, Korea - 20 August 2000
Jonathan Barnbrook, David Carson, Erik Spiekermann and Lucille Tenazas will appear at the Icograda Millennium Congress Oullim 2000 in Seoul, Korea.  More details...

Make fonts like the Adobe 'Pros'
Redmond, WA - 19 August 2000
We have posted a tutorial for type designers that shows how to add Adobe InDesign supported OpenType features to TrueType fonts using our VOLT tool.  More details...

Fed font pages updated
Den Haag, NL. - 18 August 2000
Federal
LettError have updated their Federal fonts Web pages to include more details and licensing info.  More details...

MyFonts tweaked
Cambridge, Mass. - 18 August 2000
MyFonts.com has made a few interesting cosmetic changes.  More details...

Bitstream repositions itself again
Cambridge, MA. - 18 August 2000
In February 1999 Bitstream released a letter from its then president, Paul Trevithick, positioning the company as The Internet Font Company. In recent press releases Bitstream, under new president Anna Chagnon, has repositioned itself as the Internet Font Technology Company.  More details...

The travelling typographer
London, England - 18 August 2000
Neil Macmillan is FontWorks Travelling Typographer bringing his readers an occasional review of type at work in design, advertising and publishing.  More details...

Neuenschwander's type in motion
CreativePro.com - 17 August 2000
John Berry's latest CreativePro piece talks about the work of calligrapher Brody Neuenschwander.  More details...

dot-dot-dot #2 out December
Leipzig, Germany - 17 August 2000
The dot-dot-dot Web site reports that issue two of the new magazine will be published in December.  More details...

Developing Devanagari
indianlanguages.org - 17 August 2000
The Indian Language Lovers have set up a Web site, published a discussion paper and set up a forum to discuss the development of a glyph set for a unique Unicode compliant Devanagari font.  More details...

dot-dot-dot first issue reviewed
Redmond, WA - 17 August 2000
The first issue of new design magazine 'dot-dot-dot' arrived with us this week. Here's our review.  More details...

Adobe OpenType user guide
San Jose, CA - 16 August 2000
Adobe has posted their Adobe OpenType User Guide in PDF format.  More details...

Gutenberg blamed for bad handwriting
Wired News - 16 August 2000
Wired News interviews Typo-L regular Kate Gladstone about the American public's awful handwriting. Movable metal type is to blame, apparently.  More details...

Scriptorium news
Austin, TX. - 15 August 2000
Dave Nalle has announced various bits of news related to his Scriptorium foundry.  More details...

Rozenbaum's type in action
CreativePro.com - 15 August 2000
John Berry's latest CreativePro piece talks about French photographer Isabelle Rozenbaum's latest project.  More details...

ATypI hotel info
Surrey, England - 15 August 2000
The ATypI have released hotel booking information for the upcoming Leipzig conference.  More details...

ATypI program info
Surrey, England - 15 August 2000
The ATypI has released Leipzig conference program information.  More details...

Type club roundup
CreativePro.com - 15 August 2000
A recent CreativePro.com article by John Berry discusses type clubs and announces the formation of a new one - the Typeset.  More details...

RIT to collaborate with Adobe
San Jose, CA. - 14 August 2000
Adobe have announced that the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) School of Printing Management and Sciences is standardizing part of its curriculum on Adobe InDesign.  More details...

Webtype.org announces design compo
webtype.org - 14 August 2000
Webtype.org has announced a Web page design competition. Designs are limited to ASCII text (so no non-Latin designs) and you can't use Flash or .gifs (no mention of whether embedded fonts are allowed).  More details...

Hyphen news
London, England - 14 August 2000
After a quiet year Robin Kinross reports that the Hyphen Press site will be overhauled in the near future.  More details...

Webtype.org launches
webtype.org - 14 August 2000
Webtype.org, a new site 'dedicated to the furthering of the lost art of web typography' has been launched.  More details...

Flaming type designer
Richmond, England - 13 August 2000
Microsoft's former in-house typographer Vinnie Connare (responsible for the Comic Sans and Trebuchet fonts) has found fame and fortune in the British Baseball League.  More details...

Font technology forum
Vancouver, BC - 11 August 2000
Tiro Typeworks has announced that it is organizing a font technology forum which will precede ATypI Leipzig this September.  More details...

Chank's post-grunge Cooper Black
Minneapolis, MN - 10 August 2000
Renowned Midwestern font designer Chank Diesel has released Rosemary, a post-grunge interpretation of Oswald Cooper's famous Cooper Black.  More details...

Emigre announces new publications
Sacramento, CA - 10 August 2000
Emigre magazine has announced three new publications: 'Cucamonga,' 'Uncanny: The Art and Design of Shawn Wolfe,' and 'The Codex Series No. 2.'  More details...

Burghal releases frightening face 'Vamp'
Tujunga, CA - 9 August 2000
Burghal Design has announced a new typeface called 'Vamp,' described by its creator as 'a remorseless homewrecker of a font.'  More details...

Bitstream to build new font library
Cambridge, Mass. - 8 August 2000
Bitstream has announced plans to publish a new library of retail fonts and is asking type designers to submit new typefaces.  More details...

Reader for PCs available
Redmond, WA - 8 August 2000
Microsoft has made its Reader software available for download.  More details...

[T-26] site redesigned
Chicago, IL - 3 August 2000
The notorious Chicago-based foundry [T-26] has unveiled a new streamlined web site.  More details...

Spiekermann to talk in SF
San Francisco, CA - 3 August 2000
New West Coast type organization Typeset will host an evening with noted typographers Prof. Erik Spiekermann and Saki Mafundikwa.  More details...

TypeTool 1.3 for Mac released
Russia - 2 August 2000
Fontlab has released TypeTool 1.3 for the Mac.  More details...

Bitstream posts results
Cambridge, Mass. - 2 August 2000
Bitstream has posted its second quarter results.  More details...

P22 announces new staff designers
Buffalo, NY - 2 August 2000
The P22 font foundry, known for their distinctive art historical types, have announced some new additions to their staff.  More details...

P22 releases 'Pan-Am'
Buffalo, NY - 2 August 2000
The P22 font foundry has released its newest font, 'Pan-Am.'  More details...

OpenType article
Multilingual Computing - 1 August 2000
John Hudson's article 'From abstract characters to local glyphs' has been published in July/August 2000 issue of Multilingual Computing and Technology. The article is an introduction to the OpenType font format and explains its benefits in multilingual computing.  More details...

'Eye' previews next issue
Eye Magazine - 1 August 2000
The next issue of the international visual culture quarterly 'Eye' is about to go to press. This is what 'Eye' had to say about the content of the issue:  More details...

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