by Nicole Minoza
What’s up with fonts for CS5? The font set shipping with CS5 closely resembles the CS4 set with the following exceptions: The following families have been added to the CS5 font set:
- Adobe Arabic (4 fonts)
- Adobe Hebrew (4 fonts)
- Adobe Fan Heiti Std (1 font, “Bold” weight)
- Adobe Gothic Std (1 font, “Bold” weight)
- Ryo Display PlusN (5 fonts)
- Kozuka Gothic Pr6N (6 fonts)
- Kozuka Mincho Pr6N (6 fonts)
Note: Adobe Fan Heiti Std is a Traditional Chinese font and Adobe Gothic Std is a Korean font. The Pr6N versions of Kozuka Gothic and Kozuka Mincho support the entire Adobe-Japan1-6 glyph set, are IVS-enabled, and are JIS2004-savvy. The following 3 fonts, which were part of the CS4 font set, are not included in the CS5 set:
- Bell Gothic Std Black
- Bell Gothic Std Bold
- Eccentric Std
Another change in CS5 is that some products will install a fairly basic font set while other products will install this set and an additional font set which the the user can choose not to install. And, some products will install both of these font sets plus additional product-specific sets.
- To see what fonts are installed by the basic font set, click here.
- To see what additional fonts will be installed by the supplemental set, click here.
- To see a breakdown of what font set(s) each product will install, click here
- To see a breakdown of what font set(s) each product will include on the product DVD, click here
CS5 products offer a complimentary benefit to customers who complete and submit their profile information. This benefit depends upon the language of the product and the customer’s region, and not all regions have an option to receive these benefits. Most of the regions that do offer this benefit include a font as one of the options from which a customer can choose. However, the font option given to the customer varies by language of the CS5 product that is purchased and the customer’s region. Customers will either be given the choice of Adobe Text or Kazuraki.Adobe Text is a new and versatile text typeface family designed by Robert Slimbach for Western (Latin, Greek, Cyrillic) typesetting. Its workhorse qualities make it perfect for a wide variety of applications – especially for longer passages of text where legibility and economy are important. Adobe Text can be classified as a Transitional design (between calligraphic Rennaisance and high-contrast Modern styles), with distinctive, contemporary touches. We’ll be doing another blog post in the coming weeks to talk more about the design of Adobe Text, but in the meantime, here is a sample which shows the typeface design.
Kazuraki is a new single-face family designed by Adobe’s own Ryoko Nishizuka, a Senior Type Designer. Kazuraki is a highly-specialized calligraphic Japanese typeface design that includes glyphs for the entire set of kana, along with those for more than 1,000 kanji. The font is fully-proportional, includes fifty vertical-use hiragana ligatures, provides horizontal and vertical kerning pairs, and takes advantage of the special-purpose Adobe-Identity-0 glyph set. (Most of these attributes are unusual for typical Japanese fonts.) Kazuraki is intended to be used for typesetting greeting cards, menus, and other brief or specialized materials. It might help to think of it as roughly equivalent to Bickham Script, but for Japanese. To see a sample of Kazuraki, check out the Typblography article posted on January 2nd, 2010 by Dr. Ken Lunde.