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Old 11-05-2005, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default End of Type 1 support?

A comment from Thomas Phinney’s blog, Typlography:
Adobe & Our Customers:

So, looking at this situation, the main thing Adobe sees as a type foundry is if we keep on selling Type 1 fonts, starting in a year or two there will be a bunch of applications that won't support them, at least on Windows. At the same time, we've been moving away from Type 1 sales for many years.

So our current plan is that no later than when Windows Vista ships (late 2006?), Adobe will stop retail licensing of Type 1 fonts for Mac and Windows. This is subject to review and change based on market conditions, but it's our current best estimate.
What seems most interesting to me is that when Windows upgrades its OS, Adobe will stop selling Type 1 fonts even on the Mac. Since most commercial type is still set on Macs, this is odd, if not absolutely perverse. (And the rest is set by Windows users, also with Type 1 fonts.)

Wonder where Adobe would be today if it had not the shoulders of loyal graphic designers and typographers to ride upon?

[Oh, shut up, Kathleen!] <g>

   
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