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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


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


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


Monotype Imaging releases 500 new Web fonts

In addition to the new online font-licensing options, the typeface designer announces a deal with online publishing collective Drupal Gardens.

By June 15, 2011


Google's joking, but Monotype isn't: Comic Sans Pro

Need ligatures and swashes on your 5th-birthday invitation? Try a professional version of the comic book typeface. Also: Google embraces the font for April Fools' Day.

By April 1, 2011


With acquisition, Monotype eyes smartphone fonts

The $10.2 million acquisition of Ascender gets Monotype Imaging experience in typefaces for smartphones, TV, gaming consoles, and other devices.

By December 8, 2010


Monotype Imaging regears for a Web-font future

One of the biggest font foundries is releasing a catalog of nearly 8,000 fonts for Web pages. The move will help designers add polish--and create a new revenue stream for the company.

By September 14, 2010