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« Fabulous Adobe font/​format history article

The good folks at Adobe just posted a huge article by Tamye Riggs covering Adobe’s type history from about 1991–2006 or so, focused especially on the invention and later abandoning of multiple masters and the rise of OpenType. It features the first and only public comment from Carol Twombly on her departure from Adobe and type design. It also has several quotes from me. 🙂

In general this is a really comprehensive article. Still, I am thinking I will write some more about the reasons OpenType succeeded where GX and MM did not.

(Note: Tamye’s series of articles on Adobe Type has been released as a full book. Very nice. Copies were in the conference-​goers’ goody bags at TypeCon 2015 in Denver.)

One commentto “Fabulous Adobe font/​format history article”

  • September 5, 2014
    Henrik Holmegaard, technical writer wrote

    Hello Thomas,

    > I am thinking I will write some more about the reasons OpenType succeeded where GX and MM did not.

    I already have, available in the prereading archive. I also collected and catalogued the arguments published by Joe Becker before 1990 and by Ken Whistler after 1990, and much, much more.

    Best,
    Henrik

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