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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.
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.
HistoryThe Adobe Tamil typeface was designed by Fernando Mello for Adobe from 2012 to 2013. Tamil script experts Fiona Ross and Rathna Ramanathan consulted on the design. This type family was designed to harmonize with Adobe Devanagari, both in terms of apparent size and style, to ensure the two families could be typeset together as a system. The primary intended usage — for printed outputs, particularly continuous text settings — guided the design direction. The letter construction is based on traditional Tamil penmanship and features a contrast distribution somewhat lower than the norm so as to maintain strong, legible forms at small sizes. The design features careful attention to shaping and details that allow these typefaces to also serve well as display types at larger sizes. Many available Tamil types feature sloped letterforms, however the Adobe Tamil design features upright forms that follow typical letter construction found in calligraphy and in writing. The Adobe Tamil fonts comply with the Unicode standard for character encoding and leverage the technology of OpenType® to produce correct script shaping and accurate pulli placement. The fonts feature an extensive set of ligatures that encompasses classical and contemporary forms of the Tamil script. The fonts include both proportional and tabular numerals in European styles, as well as proportional forms for Tamil numerals. Additionally, ligature forms for traditional orthography are accessible via stylistic sets. The Adobe Tamil fonts are further examples of Adobe’s high standards in design and acute attention to technical quality, and provide an excellent alternative to existing digital Tamil types.
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 Tamil Bold
Adobe Tamil 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 Tamil Bold||Bold||Adobe Tamil Bold|
|Adobe Tamil Regular||[none]||Adobe Tamil 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.
For all fonts of family Adobe Tamil: version 1.025 created on Tue Aug 13 12:07:54 2013.
version 1.026 created 2013/08/15
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Support Plan Options and Technical Resources
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created 2013 Aug 28