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Typography news October 2001

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Bitstream earnings released
Cambridge, Mass. - 31 October 2001
MyFonts revenue up and type group turns a profit. Full details are posted here.  More details...

PrintingForLess nabs Creativepro
Livingston, MT. - 31 October 2001
Creativepro boss Pamela Pfiffner is quoted... "We are thrilled to be united with a company that understands our editorial mission, supports our creative vision, and respects our most important asset - our readers and customers."  More details...

Adobe to cut staff by 5%
San Jose, CA. - 30 October 2001
See the AP report.  More details...

FontLab releases free TransType update
Russia - 30 October 2001
You can update TransType 2 for the Mac to version 2.0.2 with a free upgrade patch.  More details...

Mac BitFonter released
Russia - 30 October 2001
FontLab describes BitFonter as a professional tool for bitmap font development. Apparently it lets you 'do anything with any bitmap font in any format.'  More details...

Drunk with type
Toronto, Canada - 30 October 2001
Prepare yourself for a weekend of 'typographic revelry' in Toronto.

Tim's type Odyssey (and Envoy)
Stevens Point, Wis. - 30 October 2001
Tim Rolands, type designer and publisher of TypeReview.com, has just released four new font families: Envoy, Envoy Expert, Envoy Display and Odyssey.  More details...

Apple and Bitstream ink 'long-term' deal
Cambridge, Mass. - 29 October 2001
A press release is posted here.  More details...

TDC call for entries
New York, NY. - 29 October 2001
The Call for Entries for the Type Directors Club's forty-eighth annual international typography competition, TDC48, is now available on-line.  More details...

Typodermic
Mississauga, Canada - 29 October 2001
Ray Larabie is back! His latest venture being Typodermic, a commercial foundry offering his type designs.  More details...

ClearType proofing added to VTT
Redmond, WA. - 27 October 2001
Microsoft has updated its Visual TrueType font hinting tool to allow the proofing and testing of fonts under ClearType®.  More details...

Tune your ClearType online
Redmond, WA. - 26 October 2001
Windows XP owners can use this nifty Web interface to tune your ClearType® settings.  More details...

Hyphen, in production
London, England - 25 October 2001
The Hyphen Press reports that new editions of Karel Martens: printed matter / drukwerk and of Norman Potter’s What is a designer are at the printers now. Publication in Europe is set for mid-December.  More details...

New what's new for MyFonts
Cambridge, Mass. - 25 October 2001
Want to know what's new at MyFonts.com - just visit the MyFonts what's new page.  More details...

ClearType in Windows XP
New York, NY. - 25 October 2001
Windows XP launches with ClearType® support built in.  More details...

Bitstream restructures
Cambridge, Mass. - 24 October 2001
Bitstream has announced a restructuring package, involving layoffs and salary cuts for executives.  More details...

'Connected Touch Pad' discontinued
c|net - 24 October 2001
c|net reports that the AOL/Gateway internet appliance, which utilized Agfa Monotype's new media core fonts has been discontinued.  More details...

FontShop offers eBoy shirt
San Francisco, CA. - 24 October 2001
Get a free shirt when you order FF Peecol Pocket: three eBoy-designed FontFonts on CD.  More details...

WEFT 3.1 beta released
Redmond, WA. - 24 October 2001
A beta version of the Microsoft Web Embedding Fonts Tool (WEFT) version 3.1 has been released.  More details...

Chank makes a font out of you
Minneapolis, MN - 23 October 2001
Chank will make a font based on your handwriting for less than $99.  More details...

Remainder of the day
Nottingham, England - 23 October 2001
Frances Wakeman Books has purchased the remaining hardback copies of The Letter Forms and Type Designs of Eric Gill by Robert Harling (Hurtwood Press, 1979) and is offering a special discount on the price.  More details...

More Web typography at ALA
alistapart.com - 22 October 2001
A List Apart has a follow up article on Web typography.  More details...

Diner serves up spook-o-rama
Font Diner - 22 October 2001
Grab your pumpkin seeds, pour yourself a cup of newt tea from the bubbling cauldron, and head on over to the Font Diner for the third annual Spook-O-Rama!  More details...

Erik and Just's online shop
The Hague, NL. - 22 October 2001
Award winning Type & Typography studio LettError is proud to announce the opening of the LettError Shop, the new commerce site for LettError products.  More details...

InDesign 2 announced
San Jose, CA - 19 October 2001
On Adobe's site you can read about the new version of Adobe InDesign. As well as offering improved OpenType font support it also won a 'best of show' prize at MacWorld.  More details...

More on Thunderhawk
Business 2.0 - 19 October 2001
This Business 2.0 article says the next browser war will be fought over wireless phone and PDA browsers. The piece mentions Bitstream's Thunderhawk browser.  More details...

Typography matters
alistapart.com - 19 October 2001
This A List Apart article talks about quotation marks and em dashes.

Lines & Splines is back
Oakland, CA. - 19 October 2001
After a short break a totally redesigned Lines & Splines has appeared.  More details...

bukva:raz! deadline extended
Moscow, Russia - 18 October 2001
As is often the case with type design compo's the deadline for bukva:raz! has been extended by two weeks.  More details...

MyFonts for multi-user licenses
Cambridge, Mass. - 18 October 2001
MyFonts makes buying multi-user font licenses simple.  More details...

Sony licenses font 'for the blind'
Cambridge, Mass. - 15 October 2001
Sony has licensed Bitstream's 'Tiresias' font for use in its digital TV products. The font was originally created in collaboration with Britain's Royal National Institute for the Blind.  More details...

Lines & Splines takes a time out
Oakland, CA. - 15 October 2001
Andy Crewdson's Lines & Splines site is taking a break.  More details...

Jill snaps at Zapf event
San Francisco, CA. - 15 October 2001
Californian type designer Jill Bell has posted photos taken at Zapfest.  More details...

Chank's Halloween freebies
Minneapolis, MN - 15 October 2001
The Chank Foundry has released a special Halloween font pack containing fonts designed by Californian t-shirt designer B.J. Harvey.  More details...

IHOF a free font!
Buffalo, NY. - 13 October 2001
'Typewriter' is a free font yours for the taking when you visit the International House of Fonts.  More details...

Amazon exposes book typography
Seattle, WA. - 10 October 2001
Online book merchant Amazon.com has unveiled a new feature which lets users examine scanned pages taken from numerous titles. See the fonts and layout used in Tiger's latest book.  More details...

ThunderHawk beta
Cambridge, Mass. - 9 October 2001
Bitstream has announced the start of a beta program for their PDA Web browser with the impressive name.  More details...

TransType 2 released
Russia - 8 October 2001
The new version of FontLab TransType performs font format conversion (TrueType to PostScript and PostScript to TrueType) as well as platform conversion (Mac to Windows and Windows to Mac).  More details...

Vancouver - here we come!
ATypI sources - 8 October 2001
ATypI sources have revealed that the ATypI 2003 conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia. According to some observers the event will help cement Vancouver's reputation as the center of the typographic world.  More details...

History of FontLab
Russia - 8 October 2001
Yuri and the gang have posted some screen grabs taken from old versions of FontLab. Check out the DOS version of FontLab 1.  More details...

Zapf, the movie and the life
Creativepro.com - 5 October 2001
In this week's column for Creativepro, John D. Berry writes about Jack Stauffacher and his friendship with Hermann Zapf.  More details...

In praise of apostrophes
London, England - 5 October 2001
Trust the Beeb to provide some typographic fun on a Friday afternoon.

Time running out for compo
Moscow, Russia - 5 October 2001
A reminder sent out by the ATypI's Maxim Zhukov reveals that the bukva:raz! type design competition deadline is only one month away.

September Eleven font released
MyFonts.com - 5 October 2001
FontAid II
The Font Aid II September Eleven typeface is now available via MyFonts.com. All proceeds benefit The American Red Cross.  More details...

September Eleven Chank art
Minneapolis, MN. - 4 October 2001
Chank is selling several pieces of artwork to benefit the September Eleven fund.  More details...

You'd Blitter visit Zeep Types
London, UK. - 1 October 2001
David Earls dropped us a line to tell us about Blitter, the first release from the Zeep Type Foundry.  More details...

IHOF a lovely bunch of fonts
Buffalo, NY. - 1 October 2001
P22 sent us a short note announcing fourteen new International House of Fonts releases from Arthur Baker (USA), Hajime Kawakami (Japan), and Amondo Szegi (Hungary).  More details...

FontDoctor 4.6
Charlotte, NC. - 1 October 2001
Morrison SoftDesign announces the release of FontDoctor for Macintosh version 4.6.  More details...

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