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DiamondSoft ships Server
Mill Valley, CA - 31 October 2000
DiamondSoft has shiped Font Reserve Server.  More details...

TiVo license T2K from Bitstream
Cambridge, Mass. - 31 October 2000
Bitstream has announced that set-top box maker TiVo has licensed their T2K font rasterizer.  More details...

Rigor mortis
Santa Monica, CA. - 31 October 2000
Rigor Mortis
Comicraft's latest font.  More details...

Like Canada
alistapart - 31 October 2000
Writer Joe Clark, the man behind the screen-font e-mail list, has written an article for alistapart.com in which he compares the Web with Canada.  More details...

Webtype's blog
webtype.org - 31 October 2000
Webtype.org, set up in August to discuss Web Typography has recently switched to a Web Log format.  More details...

Season's Greetings
Germany - 30 October 2000
Seasons Greeting's, a Linotype seasonal font pack has just been released.  More details...

Gianotten… a new Bodoni
Germany - 30 October 2000
Gianotten has just been released by Linotype. The typeface, by Antonio Pace, is a new interpretation of Bodoni.  More details...

Hard act to follow
CreativePro.com - 30 October 2000
In his latest CreativePro item John D. Berry reviews three new type specimen booklets from FontShop.  More details...

TRIBE out January
San Francisco, CA. - 28 October 2000
In a mesage posted on Andy Crewdson's Lines & Splines site, Max Kisman reveals that issue one of TRIBE, a new bi-monthly periodical from FontShop San Francisco, will be published in January 2001.  More details...

Sooy releases Acolyte
sooytypefoundry.com - 27 October 2000
Brian Sooy has released Acolyte 'an elegantly refined typeface with a subtle wedge serif.'  More details...

Life of Eric
Notre Dame, Indiana - 25 October 2000
The University of Notre Dame is hosting a conference examining the influence of controversial type designer Eric Gill and his colleagues of the Guild of St Dominic.  More details...

Chalet - man or myth?
Wilmington, DE - 25 October 2000
Is French/Swiss designer RenĂ© Albert Chalet the man behind House Industries Chalet font collection, or does he only exist inside the mind of twisted genius Rich Roat? You be the judge.  More details...

Horror design
EyeWire.com - 25 October 2000
A number of hilarious designer's horror stories have been added to the EyeWire site.  More details...

Bitstream reveal new site, logo
Cambridge, Mass. - 24 October 2000
In a press release issued today Bitstream reveals that it has relaunched its Web site and updated its logo.  More details...

Crewdson's blog
Oaktown, CA. - 24 October 2000
Typo-L contributor Stephen Coles stumbled upon a new blog 'Lines & Splines' maintained by former Microsoft Typography Intern Andy Crewdson.  More details...

Mesa.font
UK - 24 October 2000
Sure to have the HTML purists crying in the streets, Mesa.font is a new bitmap font generated in HTML using tables and single pixel .GIFs.  More details...

Type Review resurrection?
Stevens Point, Wis. - 24 October 2000
Long dormant webzine Digital Type Review may be given the kiss of life.  More details...

New Chank typeface
Minneapolis, MN - 23 October 2000
My goodness that's one kooky cowboy font.  More details...

Monster savings
Santa Monica, CA. - 23 October 2000
Just in time for Halloween Comiccraft have announced a special promotion.  More details...

When A to Z won't cut it
Redmond, WA. - 23 October 2000
Adding just a few extra characters to the fonts you create will save your customers headaches when they come to use them in Microsoft Office apps.  More details...

GGL's Foxy medal
CreativePro.com - 20 October 2000
In his latest report on ATypI Leipzig, for CreativePro.com, John D. Berry reports on longtime Berthold artistic director Gunter Gerhard Lange's award of the prestigious TDC Medal.  More details...

The ultimate type package
Germany - 19 October 2000
If you've got 9193 euro burning a hole in your pocket check out 'the type package' from Linotype.  More details...

Dear Mr Hunter
Buffalo, NY. - 19 October 2000
Dear Mr Hunter is a new private press release from P22 featuring the letters of Vojtech Preissig to Dard Hunter, 1920-1925.  More details...

Phil's Insite updated
Silver Spring, MD. - 19 October 2000
Phil's Fonts has posted a September/October update to its Insite online newsletter.  More details...

VOLT 1.1 beta released
Redmond, WA. - 19 October 2000
A beta version of VOLT 1.1 has been posted on the VOLT community site. VOLT is a tool for adding OpenType Layout tables to fonts.  More details...

MyFonts in ten of the best
MyFonts.com - 18 October 2000
MyFonts.com has been voted as one of the ten best online software stores by Softletter.  More details...

WEFT enabled Indic e-mail
India - 18 October 2000
Wired News has posted a report on www.epatra.com an online e-mail service that uses embedded fonts to compose mail in various Indian languages.  More details...

Keyman 5 update
Tasmania, Australia - 18 October 2000
Tavultesoft has released Keyman 5.0 beta 2. This update includes support for Unicode, and the Windows 2000 operating system.

Secure Porchez purchase
Malakoff, France - 17 October 2000
Jean-Francois Porchez has added a secure font purchase and download section to his site.  More details...

TDC call for entries
New York, NY. - 12 October 2000
A call for entries for TDC2 2001, the TDC type-design competition, has just been added to the newly redesigned Type Directors Club Web site.  More details...

Happy days
Mac Central - 10 October 2000
CreativePro.com has reposed MacCentral's review of 'The Fontz' version 2.0.1.  More details...

Compo roundup
CreativePro.com - 10 October 2000
In his latest article for CreativePro.com John D. Berry looks at three recently announced type design competitions.  More details...

Danger is her first name
Santa Monica, CA. - 10 October 2000
Danger Girl is Comicraft's latest font.  More details...

Delayed Windows Suitcase ships
Portland, OR. - 9 October 2000
The Extensis Products Group today shipped Suitcase 9 for Windows. The Windows version origianally had a July scheduled release date.  More details...

Doyald Young interview and event
Malakoff, France - 9 October 2000
Jean-Francois Porchez has provided us with links to a Doyald Young interview on his site and a link to details about a related event.  More details...

Font Creator the third - released
high-logic.com - 8 October 2000
High-Logic have released version 3 of their Font Creator Program.  More details...

TDC site updated
New York, NY. - 6 October 2000
The Type Directors Club Web site has been redesigned and updated. The new look was crafted by new TDC board member Gary Munch.  More details...

dot-dot-dot dist'd by Emigre
Sacramento, CA. - 4 October 2000
In their latest e-mail newsletter Emigre have announced that the new typography journal 'dot-dot-dot' is available from their Web site.  More details...

Netscape site picks Verdana
Netscape.com - 4 October 2000
Still a popular Web destination, a redesigned Netscape.com home page was launched today. The first choice typeface specified is Microsoft Verdana, a font supplied with Internet Explorer and various Microsoft products. Netscape users can download it here.  More details...

Mac ScanFont 3.2 released
Russia - 3 October 2000
ScanFont lets you put any image into a TrueType or Type 1 font: clip art, logos, handwriting, names, dingbats, symbols, fingerprints, old type, etc. And now they've issued a free trial version so you can try before you buy.

Wrenched...
Tujunga, CA. - 3 October 2000
Kate Peters sent us a mail announcing Monkeywrench Gang, the latest font from Burghal Design.  More details...

Weft+Nav+Mac+Unix = FAIRY!?
Bromma, Sweden - 3 October 2000
FAIRY is a software product created by BorWare, the developers who work on WEFT for Microsoft. FAIRY assists web browsers by processing the text in web pages on a web server. This software is a CSS Level 2 parser, with very sophisticated text encoding, text rendering, and WEFT enabled font embedding capabilities.  More details...

Typocrafters meeting announced
St. Louis, Missouri. - 2 October 2000
The Typocrafters annual gathering will run from November 3 - 5 in St. Louis, Missouri.  More details...

dot-dot-dot needs ads
www.dot-dot-dot.de - 2 October 2000
The excellent new typographic journal dot-dot-dot needs to sell advertising space to ensure that issue two makes it onto the newsstands in December.  More details...

WEFT 3 update available
Redmond, WA. - 2 October 2000
A new pre-release version of Microsoft's Web Embedding Fonts Tool version 3 has been posted.  More details...

October specials
Various sources - 1 October 2000
Various font vendors are offering special offers during the month of October.  More details...

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