ITC Century® Std Read Me


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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 Century typeface family has a long history beginning in 1894 when Theodore Low DeVinne, publisher of Century Magazine, commissioned Linn Boyd Benton to design a new typeface specifically for the magazine. Since then, the Century family has undergone numerous reincarnations, including the standard Century Schoolbook, which is still used for elementary school books. Century typefaces are renowned for their readability. In 1975, International Typeface Corporation commissioned Tony Stan to redraw and extend the Century family; Stan tightened the letterspacing and increased the x-height. ITC Century Handtooled is a variant, designed by Ed Benguiat, using ITC Century Bold as the base for the design. The resulting display face can complement and enhance a large variety of text faces. ITC Century Handtooled is suitable for headlines in advertising, magazines and books, as well as simple job work.

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:

ITC Century Handtooled Std Bd
ITC Century Std Book
ITC Century Std Book Cond
ITC Century Std Light
ITC Century Std Light Cond
ITC Century Std Ultra
ITC Century Std Ultra Cond

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
ITC Century Handtooled Std Bd [none] ITC Century Std Bold
ITC Century Handtooled Std Bd Italic ITC Century Std Bold Italic
ITC Century Std Book [none] ITC Century Std Book
ITC Century Std Book Italic ITC Century Std Book Italic
ITC Century Std Book Bold ITC Century Std Bold
ITC Century Std Book Bold, Italic ITC Century Std Bold Italic
ITC Century Std Book Cond [none] ITC Century Std Book Condensed
ITC Century Std Book Cond Italic ITC Century Std Book Condensed Italic
ITC Century Std Book Cond Bold ITC Century Std Bold Condensed
ITC Century Std Book Cond Bold, Italic ITC Century Std Bold Condensed Italic
ITC Century Std Light [none] ITC Century Std Light
ITC Century Std Light Italic ITC Century Std Light Italic
ITC Century Std Light Cond [none] ITC Century Std Light Condensed
ITC Century Std Light Cond Italic ITC Century Std Light Condensed Italic
ITC Century Std Ultra [none] ITC Century Std Ultra
ITC Century Std Ultra Italic ITC Century Std Ultra Italic
ITC Century Std Ultra Cond [none] ITC Century Std Ultra Condensed
ITC Century Std Ultra Cond Italic ITC Century Std Ultra Condensed 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 ITC Century Std: version 2.082 created on Wed Mar 23 15:57:03 2011.

version 2.081 created 2011/03/23

version 2.051 created 2009/11/23

version 2.041 created 2009/07/28

version 2.031 created 2007/06/13

version 1.018 created 2002/02/07

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