WHENAugust 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
WHERE:  Virtual via Zoom

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Adobe (and others) are discontinuing Postscript Type 1 fonts. Come discover what you need to know and do about it.

About this event

  • Why is Adobe discontinuing support for Type 1 fonts?
  • Who else has already discontinued support or is about to?
  • What does this mean for you as a user, today and in the future?
  • What will continue working and where might things break?
  • What are your options for conversion/upgrades, and the associated issues—financial, practical, and legal?
  • How compatible (or incompatible) are OpenType equivalents of your existing Type 1 fonts?

All this plus a Q&A, from one of the people who helped put the writing on the wall to end PostScript Type 1.

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Thomas Phinney helped lead Adobe’s conversion of their font library to OpenType in his time there (1997–2008), lastly as product manager for fonts and typography. He is a type designer and forensic specialist, as well as the former CEO of FontLab. Phinney was on the board of ATypI from 2004–2020, mostly as treasurer. He has four patents and a medal, an MS in printing/typography from RIT, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. His team’s open-source Science Gothic is a 4-axis variable OpenType font, and he currently develops OpenType variable icon fonts for Google