updated 08:45 am EDT, Mon August 11, 2003
Adobe today introduced a new version of , featuring the Adobe Type Library in OpenType format on one CD-ROM. The Adobe Font Folio (OpenType Edition) product contains more than 2,000 fonts in OpenType format, which allows for richer linguistic support and more advanced typographic control in any print, Web or dynamic media project. Adobe also announced the availability of a new special version with a 10-computer license, making it more affordable for small design shops to access the entire Adobe Type Library.
Adobe Font Folio (OpenType Edition) includes standard workhorse text typefaces and innovative display typefaces, including a selection of Adobe Original typefaces (Adobe Garamond, Warnock and Brioso) as well as ornament and symbol fonts, and a versatile collection of handwriting fonts. Font Folio contains several sets of "Opticals" fonts, which include separate, optimized font designs for use at different point sizes. In addition, many OpenType fonts contain an expanded glyph repertoire that may include expert typographic glyphs, such as small capitals, old style figures, swashes, proportional and lining numerals, stylistic alternates, titling capitals, non-standard ligatures and fractions.
The collection also offers extensive language support via OpenType format's use of Unicode, a platform-independent text-encoding standard that supports virtually all of the world's languages and provides better text representation and transport. Standard OpenType fonts from Adobe cover most Western languages and many OpenType "Pro" fonts support central and eastern European languages, as well as Greek and Cyrillic. Adobe Font Folio (OpenType Edition) contains a collection of Japanese fonts in OpenType format.
The Adobe Font Folio (OpenType Edition) product, available immediately, includes a standard 20-computer license for $9,000. Upgrade pricing from Font Folio versions 8 or 9 to Font Folio OpenType Edition is $2,500. Adobe is also releasing a special 10-computer license for $5,000. International English versions are available where localized versions are not sold. License extensions are also available and Font Folio i