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New fonts for all reasons – October 25, 2004

Exciting new Linotype releases – exclusively in Open Type format

Bad Homburg, 25 October, 2004. Linotype introduces 19 new typeface families for a variety of practical and specific design applications. From completely developed families like the highly legible and flexible Diverda™ to just-for-fun fonts like the edgy Sharquefin™™, Linotype continues to deliver a wide spectrum of up-to-date type solutions to meet the modern user’s every demand. Another highlight is Cisalpin™, developed especially for cartographic uses, but as the family works so well in small sizes, it will certainly find plenty of other practical applications as well. Other fonts range from the modern Danish style of Noa™ and the classic modern look of Liga Sans™ to the refreshing collection of icons and pictograms found in Tips™ – while original display fonts conjure up immediate ideas for application, like the rustic, esoteric feel of AdPro™ or the luxurious grace of Bodebeck™. Users will also find warm new text fonts like Veronika™. as well as charming, quill-inspired fonts like Byngve™ and Caterina™. Or for more experimental types, how about the highly constructed Why Square™? Or its less inquisitive counterpart Just Square™! Finally, typography specialist André Maaßen contributes the highly sophisticated Varius™, inspired by the f-holes on a violin built by Giacomo Antonio Stradivarius in 1702 – ideal for a wide range of applications, including, of course, a complete set of beautifully drawn musical symbols. All of these new fonts from Linotype are available for purchase exclusively as individual weights in the Open Type format. Get the full picture at

Linotype GmbH, based in Bad Homburg, Germany, was founded more than 115 years ago and is now a member of the Heidelberg Group. Building on its strong heritage, Linotype Library develops state-of-the-art font technology and offers more than 6,000 original fonts, covering the whole typographic spectrum from antique to modern, from east to west, and from classical to experimental. Thanks to the browser and navigation system FontExplorer, all typefaces (in PostScript™ and TrueType™ format as well as more than 1,400 fonts in OpenType™) are now available for instant download at as well as on CD. In addition to supplying digital fonts, Linotype Library also offers comprehensive and individual consultation and support services for font applications in worldwide (corporate) communication.

If you would like further information, please contact:

Linotype GmbH
Du-Pont-Straße 1
61352 Bad Homburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 61 72 - 484 - 24 60
Fax: +49 (0) 61 72 – 484 - 5 24 60
E-Mail: [email protected]
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