WOBURN, Mass., May 29, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.
, a leading provider of
typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and
consumer devices, has released a suite of software designed to transform
the Google Android(TM) 4.0 user experience. Monotype’s Type
Enhancements for Android enables device manufacturers to tailor
their products using high-quality typefaces, comprehensive multilingual
support and advanced font technologies.
“Type Enhancements for Android is an all-in-one solution that opens a
myriad of possibilities to evolve the Android experience,” said John
Seguin, executive vice president at Monotype Imaging. “OEMs are able to
quickly gain robust capabilities that enable their Android device to
stand out from the crowd and deliver branded, high-quality experiences
anywhere in the world.”
Type Enhancements for Android is comprised of selectable modules for
meeting a wide range of requirements, such as ensuring the display of
highly legible, brand-complementary typefaces in multiple languages,
superior Web browsing experiences and personalization through
user-selected fonts. OEMs are able to easily choose any combination of
modules, all of which have been engineered to meet Google’s CTS
(Compatibility Test Suite) certification requirements.
Type Enhancements for Android modules:
User Interface font replacement — OEMs may differentiate their
device by customizing the look of its user interface — or configuring
their device to enable users to do it for themselves — by replacing the
default UI font with a different typeface.
mobile font download solution — FlipFont empowers users to switch
their UI font, making their devices more personal and fun to use. Users
connect to an online selection of fonts to purchase, download and
install. OEMs have an opportunity to benefit with an additional revenue
stream as they promote access to a unique selection of downloadable
Expanded language support — OEMs can expand on Android’s
multilingual capabilities with extended
support for Indic languages, Thai and other complex scripts such as
Arabic and Hebrew. With Monotype’s expanded language module, OEMs are
able to support all of the world’s major
Connects and Edge(TM)
Technology — Monotype’s high-performance font rendering
engine is plug-in ready using iType Connects for Android. iType Connects
features Edge Technology, which enables East Asian text to display at
its best, even when comprised of intricately shaped characters. OEMs are
able to make precise adjustments using Monotype’s unique Edge tuning
feature, which ensures that text appears at its highest quality to meet
specific screen requirements. Text and brands are able to display
consistently and with high quality across display environments.
Web core fonts — OEMs can ensure a consistent Web browsing
experience by employing Monotype’s suite of Web core fonts, which bring
familiarity to users who expect Web pages to look and feel the same
whether they’re accessed from a phone, tablet or laptop. Monotype’s Web
core fonts enable OEMs to ensure compatibility with a PC-based Web
Smart Gamma — OEMs are no longer limited to displaying white text
on a black background, or vice versa, without compromises in quality.
The Smart Gamma option enables each combination to be optimized
independently, giving UI designers the freedom of choosing where to
apply foreground or background colors, without sacrificing quality.
About Monotype Imaging
Monotype Imaging is a leading provider of typefaces, technology and
expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand
integrity. Based in Woburn, Mass., Monotype Imaging provides customers
worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative
applications and consumer devices. The company’s library and e-commerce
sites are home to many of the most widely used typefaces — including the Helvetica(R),
families — as well as the next generation of type designs. Further
information is available at
Monotype, FlipFont and iType are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc.
registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered
in certain jurisdictions. Edge is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc.
and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Helvetica and Frutiger
are trademarks of Linotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions in the
name of Linotype Corp. or its licensee Linotype GmbH. Univers is a
trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. Google
Android is a trademark of Google Inc. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners. (C) 2012 Monotype Imaging Inc. All
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