Adobe® Jenson™ 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 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

Adobe Jenson Pro captures the essence of Nicolas Jenson's roman and Ludovico degli Arrighi's italic typeface designs. The combined strength and beauty of these two icons of Renaissance type result in an elegant typeface suited to a broad spectrum of applications. Designed by Robert Slimbach of the Adobe type design team, Adobe Jenson Pro is part of the family of Adobe® Originals historical revivals, including Adobe Garamond Pro and Adobe Caslon Pro. With its many OpenType® features, extended language support and typographic refinement, Adobe Jenson Pro provides a power and flexibility for text composition rarely found in digital type.

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 Jenson Pro
Adobe Jenson Pro Capt
Adobe Jenson Pro Disp
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Capt
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Disp
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Subh
Adobe Jenson Pro Subh

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 Jenson Pro [none] Adobe Jenson Pro Regular
Adobe Jenson Pro Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Italic
Adobe Jenson Pro Bold Adobe Jenson Pro Bold
Adobe Jenson Pro Bold, Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Bold Italic
Adobe Jenson Pro Capt [none] Adobe Jenson Pro Caption
Adobe Jenson Pro Capt Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Italic Caption
Adobe Jenson Pro Capt Bold Adobe Jenson Pro Bold Caption
Adobe Jenson Pro Capt Bold, Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Bold Italic Caption
Adobe Jenson Pro Disp [none] Adobe Jenson Pro Display
Adobe Jenson Pro Disp Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Italic Display
Adobe Jenson Pro Disp Bold Adobe Jenson Pro Bold Display
Adobe Jenson Pro Disp Bold, Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Bold Italic Display
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt [none] Adobe Jenson Pro Light
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Light Italic
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Bold Adobe Jenson Pro Semibold
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Bold, Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Semibold Italic
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Capt [none] Adobe Jenson Pro Light Caption
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Capt Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Light Italic Caption
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Capt Bold Adobe Jenson Pro Semibold Caption
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Capt Bold, Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Semibold Italic Caption
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Disp [none] Adobe Jenson Pro Light Display
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Disp Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Light Italic Display
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Disp Bold Adobe Jenson Pro Semibold Display
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Disp Bold, Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Semibold Italic Display
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Subh [none] Adobe Jenson Pro Light Subhead
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Subh Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Light Italic Subhead
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Subh Bold Adobe Jenson Pro Semibold Subhead
Adobe Jenson Pro Lt Subh Bold, Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Semibold Italic Subhead
Adobe Jenson Pro Subh [none] Adobe Jenson Pro Subhead
Adobe Jenson Pro Subh Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Italic Subhead
Adobe Jenson Pro Subh Bold Adobe Jenson Pro Bold Subhead
Adobe Jenson Pro Subh Bold, Italic Adobe Jenson Pro Bold Italic Subhead

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.

Optical Sizes

Typefaces with optical size variants have had their designs subtly adjusted for use at specific point size ranges.

Please see Adobe Type - Optical Sizes for a current discussion of the uses of optical sizes.

This capability reintroduces one of the features of hand-cut metal type, which uses a separate font for each point size and is often optically adjusted. This is an advantage over the current common practice of scaling a single digital type design to different point sizes, which may reduce legibility at smaller sizes or sacrifice subtlety at larger sizes. The objective of optical sizing is to maintain the integrity and legibility of the underlying typeface design throughout a range of point sizes. The adjustments typically made to the design to optimize it for different sizes are: for larger point sizes, the space between characters (letter fit) tightens, the space within characters (counterforms) closes up (i.e., the letters are slightly more condensed), the serifs become finer and the stroke contrast becomes greater, the overall weight becomes lighter, and the x-height gradually diminishes; for smaller point sizes, opposite adjustments are made. Smaller optical sizes are also useful when output resolution is very limited, such as for on-screen display. One might choose to use a smaller optical size design for creating text on buttons for a Web page, for example. These adjustments can improve the legibility of intermediate point sizes further if there is a greater change in design at smaller sizes than at larger sizes. For example, the difference in design between Caption and Regular optical sizes, which usually have a difference in intended usage size of only 4-8 points, is often almost as much as the difference between the regular and display sizes, which usually have a difference of 10-60 points.

Although any of the fonts may be used at any size, the intended point sizes for the designs of this family are:

  1. Caption: from 6.0 to 9.0 points
  2. Body Text: from 9.0 to 13.4 points
  3. Subhead: from 13.4 to 21.9 points
  4. Display: from 21.9 to 72.0 points

Release Notes

For all fonts of family Adobe Jenson Pro: version 2.135 created on Tue Oct 9 19:07:17 2012.

version 2.135 created 2012/10/09

version 2.134 created 2012/06/15

version 2.084 created 2011/11/07

version 2.082 created 2011/06/23

version 2.081 created 2011/04/01

version 2.070 created 2009/12/03

version 2.068 created 2010/11/16

version 2.053 created 2009/11/23

version 2.043 created 2009/08/28

version 2.041 created 2009/07/28

version 2.025 created 2007/08/20

version 1.013 created 2000/08/08

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
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created 2013 Jan 14