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Correction: Monotype and Google fonts

This story has been corrected to note that the Google fonts are available for free use through the SkyFonts technology.

By May 1, 2013


Monotype deal helps Google's fonts escape the Web

Google's Web fonts now are available through Monotype's SkyFonts technology, which lets people download fonts from the Web and use them on their computers.

By May 1, 2013


Monotype releases font suite for mobile developers

Promising easier font rendering and wider language support, Monotype Imaging launches a mobile suite for Android developers.

By May 29, 2012


Monotype gets more digital, buys Bitstream font biz

As typographically rich publishing reaches beyond paper to the Web, Monotype Imaging expands its customer base by buying its rival's MyFonts Web service as well as lots of fonts.

By March 20, 2012


Homeless handwriting inspires fancy new fonts

A project that turns handwritten letters seen on homeless signs into fonts gets a big boost from global typeface provider Monotype.

By September 29, 2014


Monotype and Google try greasing the Web-font skids

The font company is releasing patented compression technology in an attempt to bring faster, nicer fonts to the Web, and Google is helping out the effort.

By January 9, 2012


Adobe, Google deliver first pan-CJK open-source font

This free font integrates regionally appropriate Japanese, Chinese, and Korean language promises to be a boon to designers and developers.

By July 15, 2014


Monotype text engine gets hardware acceleration

Shunting work onto the graphics chips is all the rage in computing circles, and Monotype is jumping on board. iType 5 adds effects for zooming, 3D text, and lighting.

By August 19, 2011


Comic Neue: Comic Sans typeface for grown-ups

The much-maligned Comic Sans typeface gets an overdue remake, rendering it suitable for general consumption.

By April 9, 2014


Steve Matteson: Fonts in the time of wearables (Q&A)

CNET spoke with Monotype's creative type director, Steve Matteson, to discuss the challenges of designing fonts for ultra-small user interfaces, including wearables.

By April 7, 2014