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Monotype's copies of fonts

Mark Simonson explains Monotype's cheap substitutes for not only Helvetica, but all the other proprietary fonts Adobe has included with PostScript. These were created at the request of Microsoft for inclusion with its PostScript clone, TrueImage, and also included with Windows and Microsoft Office. A quick list:

  • Monotype Book Antiqua (+Italic) is a copy of Palatino (+Italic), unauthorized by Herman Zapf, Palatino's creator.
  • Monotype Corsiva is a poor substitute for ITC Zapf Chancery.
  • Monotype Sorts is intended to replace Zapf Dingbats.
  • Twentieth Century is Monotype's version of Futura. Now, Monotype Century Gothic is Twentieth Century, redrawn to match the weight and proportions of ITC Avant Garde Gothic.
  • Bookman Oldstyle is the original Bookman (late 19th century, ATF) redrawn to match the weight and proportions of ITC Bookman, including its cursive italic.
  • Century Schoolbook is simply the earlier design upon which New Century Schoolbook (1980, Matthew Carter, Linotype) is based, which both Monotype and Linotype licensed from American Type Founders. The two are virtually indistinguishable except for the extra weights offered in the Linotype version.
  • Monotype's Arial is a poor subsitute of Helvetica with exactly the same proportions, metrics and weight. Mark Simonson takes Arial apart.

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file name: Sol Hess L T C Twentieth Century Medium


file name: Sol Hess L T C Twentieth Century Medium


file name: Sol Hess Twentieth Century 1959b


file name: Sol Hess Twentieth Century 1959c


file name: Sol Hess Twentieth Century 1959d


file name: Sol Hess Twentieth Century Medium 1959 Sol Hess Twentieth Century Semi Medium 1959b


file name: Sol Hess Twentieth Century Semi Medium 1959


file name: Matthew Carter New Century Schoolbook Pro 1980 after Morris Fuller Benton 1915 1923


file name: Matthew Carter New Century Schoolbook Pro 1980 after Morris Fuller Benton 1915 1923 Poster by Joyce Choe 2016


file name: Matthew Carter New Century Schoolbook Pro 1980 after Morris Fuller Benton 1915 1923 Poster by Joyce Choe 2016b


file name: Monotype Century Gothic 1991 Poster by Te Onya L King 2016


file name: Monotype Century Gothic 1991 Poster by Te Onya L King 2016


file name: Monotype Century Gothic 2012


file name: Monotype Century Gothic 1991 Poster by Cassandra Mayo 2016


file name: Monotype Century Gothic 1991 Poster by Franklin Ramseur 2016


file name: Monotype Century Gothic 1991 Poster by Krithwe J Vekkan 2016


file name: Monotype Century Gothic Bold 2012


file name: Monotype Century Gothic Bold Italic 2012


file name: Monotype Century Gothic 1991 Poster by Erika Davies 2016


file name: Monotype Century Gothic Italic 2012







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