Adobe® Gurmukhi 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 http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_fontinstall_en.

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

History

The Adobe® Gurmukhi family is the result of a working collaboration by Paul D. Hunt of Adobe and Vaibhav Singh. The general design follows the treatment realized by Tim Holloway and Fiona Ross in their work on the Adobe Devanagari family. Due to the adherence to this design logic, Adobe Gurmukhi is a radical departure in text typeface design for Gurmukhi script, the most common writing system which is used to represent the Punjabi language (as opposed to the Arabic-based Shamukhi script). Whereas virtually all modern text typefaces for Gurmukhi are strictly low contrast, bordering on monolinear design, Adobe Gurmukhi attempts to fuse calligraphic details, which can be readily seen in traditional Punjabi manuscripts, with modern proportions and character constructions. The rationale behind this approach is to reintroduce some of the attractiveness of modulated letterforms to Punjabi text typography while retaining letter shapes familiar and legible to today‚Äôs readers. Unlike similar Indian writing systems such as Devanagari or Bengali, Gurmukhi calligraphy is not strongly influenced by any one model of letter construction. Therefore, in choosing writing samples on which to base the design for this type family, Hunt favored those more in line with the calligraphy of related Indian scripts. The Adobe Gurmukhi fonts comply with the Unicode standard for character encoding and leverage the technology of OpenType® to produce correct script shaping and accurate mark placement. The resulting typeface is an important addition to the cannon of Gurmukhi type that can be used successfully in a wide range of typographic environments. Adobe Gurmukhi works best in text setting, for which it was designed, but the letter shapes remain interesting and elegant when set at larger display sizes.

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 Gurmukhi Bold
Adobe Gurmukhi Regular

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 Gurmukhi Bold Bold Adobe Gurmukhi Bold
Adobe Gurmukhi Regular [none] Adobe Gurmukhi Regular

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 Gurmukhi: version 1.010 created on Thu Oct 4 13:47:58 2012.

version 1.010 created 2012/10/4

Known issues

Customer care

Customer Service
Adobe Customer Service provides assistance with product information, sales, registration, and other non-technical issues. To find out how to contact Adobe Customer Service, please visit Adobe.com for your region or country and click on Contact Adobe.

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 http://www.adobe.com/go/support/. Outside of North America, go to http://www.adobe.com/go/intlsupport/. 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 23