It is also optimised to take full advantage of Microsoft's ClearType font
According to the announcement, Microsoft Reader is the first product to include ClearType font
technology, a Microsoft innovation that greatly improves resolution on LCD screens for users of Windows desktop or laptop PCs.
Microsoft's own PR says its new ClearType font
technology addresses "the area beyond the traditional pixel boundary", and that with ClearType, "letters on the computer screen appear smooth, not jagged.
Ascender Corporation, a leading provider of advanced font products for hardware & software developers, today announced that they have entered into an agreement with Microsoft which enables Ascender to distribute the Microsoft ClearType Font Collection directly to end users.
The Microsoft ClearType Font Collection contains six new typeface families, each with regular, italic, bold and bold italic styles.
The ClearType Font Collection has surpassed my expectations in both respects and I am thrilled that we have been able to make such a significant contribution to both on-screen reading and typography in general.
Each typeface family in the Microsoft ClearType Font Collection has its own personality and flair that are the hallmark of their particular designer:
The Microsoft ClearType Font Collection is available now for purchase and download from the www.
More information on the Microsoft ClearType Font Collection, including an 18 page guide to the development and use of the typefaces can be found here: http://www.
TechEd Chicago features keynote presentations by Microsoft's chief eBook developer, Bill Hill, who is best known for his passion for reading and literacy and his instrumental work in developing the ClearType font
for the Microsoft Reader software.
In addition to our work with some of the ClearType fonts
, the existing Windows core fonts received equal attention from our type designers and typographic engineers," said Geoff Greve, vice president of font development at Monotype Imaging.