Brioso® 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

Brioso Pro is a new typeface family designed in the calligraphic tradition of the Latin alphabet. Brioso displays the look of a finely-penned roman and italic script, retaining the immediacy of hand lettering while having the scope and functionality of a contemporary composition family. Brioso blends the humanity of written forms with the clarity of digital design, allowing designers to set pages of refined elegance. Designed by Robert Slimbach, this energetic type family is modeled on his formal roman and italic script. In the modern calligrapher's repertoire of lettering styles, roman script is the hand that most closely mirrors the oldstyle types that we commonly use today; it is also among the most challenging styles to master. Named after the Italian word for lively, Brioso moves rhythmically across the page with an energy that is tempered by an ordered structure and lucidity of form.

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:

Brioso Pro Capt
Brioso Pro Disp
Brioso Pro Light
Brioso Pro Light Capt
Brioso Pro Light Disp
Brioso Pro Light Poster
Brioso Pro Light Subh
Brioso Pro Medium
Brioso Pro Medium Capt
Brioso Pro Medium Disp
Brioso Pro Medium Subh
Brioso Pro Regular
Brioso 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
Brioso Pro Capt [none] Brioso Pro Caption
Brioso Pro Capt Italic Brioso Pro Italic Caption
Brioso Pro Capt Bold Brioso Pro Bold Caption
Brioso Pro Capt Bold, Italic Brioso Pro Bold Italic Caption
Brioso Pro Disp [none] Brioso Pro Display
Brioso Pro Disp Italic Brioso Pro Italic Display
Brioso Pro Disp Bold Brioso Pro Bold Display
Brioso Pro Disp Bold, Italic Brioso Pro Bold Italic Display
Brioso Pro Light [none] Brioso Pro Light
Brioso Pro Light Italic Brioso Pro Light Italic
Brioso Pro Light Bold Brioso Pro Semibold
Brioso Pro Light Bold, Italic Brioso Pro Semibold Italic
Brioso Pro Light Capt [none] Brioso Pro Light Caption
Brioso Pro Light Capt Italic Brioso Pro Light Italic Caption
Brioso Pro Light Capt Bold Brioso Pro Semibold Caption
Brioso Pro Light Capt Bold, Italic Brioso Pro Semibold Italic Caption
Brioso Pro Light Disp [none] Brioso Pro Light Display
Brioso Pro Light Disp Italic Brioso Pro Light Italic Display
Brioso Pro Light Disp Bold Brioso Pro Semibold Display
Brioso Pro Light Disp Bold, Italic Brioso Pro Semibold Italic Display
Brioso Pro Light Poster [none] Brioso Pro Light Poster
Brioso Pro Light Poster Italic Brioso Pro Light Poster Italic
Brioso Pro Light Subh [none] Brioso Pro Light Subhead
Brioso Pro Light Subh Italic Brioso Pro Light Italic Subhead
Brioso Pro Light Subh Bold Brioso Pro Semibold Subhead
Brioso Pro Light Subh Bold, Italic Brioso Pro Semibold Italic Subhead
Brioso Pro Medium [none] Brioso Pro Medium
Brioso Pro Medium Italic Brioso Pro Medium Italic
Brioso Pro Medium Capt [none] Brioso Pro Medium Caption
Brioso Pro Medium Capt Italic Brioso Pro Medium Italic Caption
Brioso Pro Medium Disp [none] Brioso Pro Medium Display
Brioso Pro Medium Disp Italic Brioso Pro Medium Italic Display
Brioso Pro Medium Subh [none] Brioso Pro Medium Subhead
Brioso Pro Medium Subh Italic Brioso Pro Medium Italic Subhead
Brioso Pro Regular [none] Brioso Pro Regular
Brioso Pro Regular Italic Brioso Pro Italic
Brioso Pro Regular Bold Brioso Pro Bold
Brioso Pro Regular Bold, Italic Brioso Pro Bold Italic
Brioso Pro Subh [none] Brioso Pro Subhead
Brioso Pro Subh Italic Brioso Pro Italic Subhead
Brioso Pro Subh Bold Brioso Pro Bold Subhead
Brioso Pro Subh Bold, Italic Brioso 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 9.4 points
  2. Body Text: from 9.4 to 14.0 points
  3. Subhead: from 14.0 to 21.0 points
  4. Display: from 21.0 to 72.0 points

Release Notes

For all fonts of family Brioso Pro: version 2.151 created on Fri Oct 19 18:31:35 2012.

version 2.151 created 2012/10/19

version 2.150 created 2012/10/10

version 2.149 created 2012/06/15

version 2.104 created 2011/12/02

version 2.103 created 2011/11/07

version 2.101 created 2011/06/25

version 2.100 created 2011/03/25

version 2.094 created 2011/02/08

version 2.093 created 2011/02/02

version 2.087 created 2010/11/16

version 2.072 created 2010/01/14

version 2.057 created 2009/07/28

version 2.046 created 2009/05/05

version 2.040 created 2007/08/16

version 1.008 created 2003/04/21

Known issues

Customer care

Customer Service
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Support Plan Options and Technical Resources
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Other resources

Adobe Type Showroom
Index page for all family Read Me files


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created 2013 Jan 14