updated 08:55 am EDT, Wed September 5, 2007
Adobe Font Folio 11 ships
Adobe today announced Font Folio 11, its type solution for print, the Web, digital video and electronic documents. Offering more than 2,300 fonts from the Adobe Type Library in OpenType format, Font Folio 11 provides enhanced linguistic support, advanced typographic features, and cross-platform compatibility. The solution adds more than 170 new fonts and support for Unicode. Natively supported across Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Windows XP, the software is based on the most recent revision and update of the Adobe Type Library, Font Folio 11, which includes 176 new fonts from leading foundries and designers. The package also includes Adobe Originals typefaces, including exclusive designs and classic revivals created by expert type designers at Adobe.
"With Font Folio 11, we have taken our world-class standard library of OpenType fonts and added exciting new typefaces, including Arno Pro and Garamond Premier Pro," said Don Walker, senior director, Print and Classic Publishing Solutions at Adobe. "We've also further refined our implementation of OpenType, continuing our 25-year tradition of making the world's highest-quality digital fonts."
Design with Superior Typefaces
Font Folio 11 offers special Opticals packages that provide four or more separate designs for each font, each optimized for a different range of point sizes -- from tiny text for footnotes to large type for headlines. The companlsy also said that many of the OpenType fonts in Font Folio 11 contain an expanded glyph set and advanced typographic features, including swashes, small caps, and old-style figures.
The OpenType format displays and prints fonts on Macs and PCs and can be used alongside existing font formats in all documents, including the company's own InDesign CS3. In addition, printers can easily publish multilingual documents with Font Folio 11 Unicode support, including Central and Eastern European languages, as well as Japanese, Greek, and Cyrillic.
Font Folio is expected to ship on September 6th for $5,000 (10 computer license) and $9,000 (20-computer license). Upgrade pricing, from Font Folio versions 8 or 9 or Font Folio OpenType Edition, is available starting at $1,600. Adobe also launched a new special 5-computer license of Font Folio OpenType Edition for smaller design workplaces -- which is available for $2,600. (International English versions are available where localized versions are not sold.)