May 7, 2012
I know some of you are wondering what’s up with fonts for CS6. The font set shipping with CS6 closely resembles the set that shipped with CS5. However, the following new families will ship with CS6.
• Adobe Devanagari (4 fonts)
• Adobe Naskh (1 font)
• Myriad Arabic (4 fonts)
• Myriad Hebrew (4 fonts)
November 4, 2011
Even though InDesign’s linguistic support is reasonably extensive, it covers only a few dozen of the world’s languages. Out of the box you’ll find support for most Western languages, from Bulgarian to Ukrainian, and if you happen to be using a Middle-Eastern (ME) version, you’ll also have support for Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew.
List of the languages supported out of the box by InDesign CS5.5
But what about other Arabic languages such as Urdu and Uyghur? Or Indian languages such as Hindi or Tamil? Or even other European languages such as Gaelic? Is it possible to enable those? The answer is yes, and there are two ways of doing it.
April 23, 2010
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)
April 22, 2010
Now that CS5 has been announced I can finally talk about one of the things that kept me busy. Over on Inspire, Shawn Cheris talks about the new Creative Suite branding system: the grid, the colors, the influences, and… the fonts. Well, he actually didn’t say a lot about the latter which gives me a good opportunity to do so.
September 25, 2008
For folks doing an upgrade, the CS4 font list looks a lot like CS3, except for a few fonts removed, and a new registration incentive: the complete Sanvito Pro family (there will be a new landing page for this family, but it’s not up yet). Sanvito Pro is a versatile informal script face with four weights and four optical size variants for each weight, for a total of 16 fonts.
Typefaces you might have seen in CS3 that aren’t in CS4: Arno Pro, Bickham Script Pro, Garamond Premier Pro. Further typefaces bundled with InDesign CS3 but not InDesign CS4: Bernhard Modern Std, Caflisch Script Pro.
There are more East Asian fonts, notably:
- Adobe Kaiti Std and Adobe Fangsong Std, additional simplified Chinese fonts
- With InDesign and suites including InDesign, the “Pr6N” versions of the Kozuka Gothic and Kozuka Mincho typefaces. These fonts have the Adobe-Japan1-6 character set, and are JIS-2004 savvy.
All in all, still a LOT of fonts, just a slightly smaller set.
April 23, 2007
What fonts are bundled with Creative Suite 3? There will be a nicely formatted official page up in a week or two, but in the meantime, here’s the raw scoop. A few added notes are in order, though.
Hypatia Sans isn’t on the list as it’s a registration incentive rather than (strictly speaking) bundled.
This list only has the Suite configurations. But here’s what you need to know about some of the individual products in conjunction with that linked page:
- InDesign CS3 and Illustrator CS3 have the same bundle as Creative Suite 3 Design Standard
- Fireworks CS3 and Flash CS3 Professional bundle the Web Authoring Fonts.
- I *think* Photoshop CS3 has the “Standard Installed fonts” but not the “Standard Disk fonts”
I hope this is helpful. I’ll link to the official page when it’s up.
April 13, 2007
The CS3 icons (discussed in John Nack’s blog) are all done with two-letter abbreviations. The lettering uses a prototype of a future Robert Slimbach typeface currently called “Gauge.”
Here’s an even larger look at some of the icons.
April 3, 2007
Adobe InDesign® CS3 has a ton of new features, many of which can be seen on its Web site. But there are also many features that aren’t quite big enough to be seen on that august location. I thought I’d mention a few of them that are of particular interest to my fellow font geeks.