Adobe® Caslon™ Pro Read Me

This document contains late-breaking product information, updates, and troubleshooting tips.

Minimum system requirements and font installation instructions
Font versions
Family information
Release Notes
Known issues
Customer care
Other resources

Minimum system requirements and font installation instructions

For information on minimum system requirements and font installation, see

Font versions

To check that you have the correct font file, compare the font version of your font file to the font version provided in the Release Notes section below.

Family information


William Caslon released his first typefaces in 1722. Caslon's types were based on seventeenth-century Dutch old style designs, which were then used extensively in England. Because of their remarkable practicality, Caslon's designs met with instant success. Caslon's types became popular throughout Europe and the American colonies; printer Benjamin Franklin hardly used any other typeface. The first printings of the American Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were set in Caslon. For her Caslon revival, designer Carol Twombly studied specimen pages printed by William Caslon between 1734 and 1770. The OpenType® Pro version merges formerly separate fonts (expert, etc.), and adds both central European language support and several additional ligatures. Ideally suited for text in sizes ranging from 6- to 14-point, Adobe Caslon Pro is the right choice for magazines, journals, book publishing, and corporate communications.

Menu Names And Style Linking

In many Windows® applications, instead of every font appearing on the menu, fonts are grouped into style-linked sets, and only the name of the base style font for a set is shown in the menu. The italic and the bold weight fonts of the set (if any) are not shown in the font menu, but can still be accessed by selecting the base style font, and then using the italic and bold style buttons. In this family, such programs will show only the following base style font names in the menu:

Adobe Caslon Pro
Adobe Caslon Pro Bold

The other fonts in this family must be selected by choosing a menu name and then a style option following the guide below.

Menu Name plus Style Option... selects this font
Adobe Caslon Pro [none] Adobe Caslon Pro Regular
Adobe Caslon Pro Italic Adobe Caslon Pro Italic
Adobe Caslon Pro Bold Adobe Caslon Pro Semibold
Adobe Caslon Pro Bold, Italic Adobe Caslon Pro Semibold Italic
Adobe Caslon Pro Bold [none] Adobe Caslon Pro Bold
Adobe Caslon Pro Bold Italic Adobe Caslon Pro Bold Italic

On the Mac OS operating system, although each font appears as a separate entry on the font menu, users may also select fonts by means of style links. Selecting a base style font and then using the style links (as described above for Windows applications) enhances cross-platform document compatibility with many applications, such as Microsoft Word and Adobe PageMaker® software, although it is unnecessary with more sophisticated Adobe applications such as recent versions of Illustrator®, Photoshop® or InDesign® software.

One should not, however, select a base font which has no style-linked variant, and then use the bold or italic styling button. Doing so will either have no effect, or result in programmatic bolding or slanting of the base font, which will usually produce inferior screen and print results.

Release Notes

For all fonts of family Adobe Caslon Pro: version 2.096 created on Wed Aug 15 15:02:52 2012.

version 2.095 created 2012/08/15

version 2.094 created 2012/07/26

version 2.093 created 2011/06/24

version 2.092 created 2011/03/17

version 2.081 created 2010/11/16

version 2.059 created 2009/11/23

version 2.044 created 2009/07/28

version 2.015 created 2007/08/20

version 1.012 created 2001/10/09

Known issues

Customer care

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Support Plan Options and Technical Resources
If you require technical assistance for your product, including information on free and paid support options and troubleshooting resources, more information is available at Outside of North America, go to Font specific resources include the Font Folio and Type Product Help page and the Adobe Type user-to-user forums.

Other resources

Adobe Type Showroom
Index page for all family Read Me files

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created 2013 Jan 14