ITC Cheltenham® Handtooled Std 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

Tony Stan designed ITC Cheltenham in 1975. It is a revival based on a turn-of-the-century design by architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. Many typefaces from that period were unable to convey strong, bold ideas, and Cheltenham was created as an alternative; the original Cheltenham had long ascenders and short descenders as a result of legibility studies indicating that the eye identifies letters by scanning their tops. ITC Cheltenham has heavier stroke weights and more condensed proportions; combined with a large x-height, these features provide a legible, unusual text type. ITC Cheltenham Handtooled was designed by Ed Benguiat in 1994 and is a reworking of the ITC Cheltenham Bold into a display face that has the look of incised capitals. The ratio of black to white in these characters gives it a subtle flair that make it suitable for headlines or initials in books and other sophisticated 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 Cheltenham Hdtool Std Bd
ITC Cheltenham Std Book
ITC Cheltenham Std Book Cond
ITC Cheltenham Std Light
ITC Cheltenham Std Light Cn
ITC Cheltenham Std Ultra
ITC Cheltenham Std Ultra Cn

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 Cheltenham Hdtool Std Bd [none] ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Bold
ITC Cheltenham Hdtool Std Bd Italic ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Bold Italic
ITC Cheltenham Std Book [none] ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Book
ITC Cheltenham Std Book Italic ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Book Italic
ITC Cheltenham Std Book Bold ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Bold
ITC Cheltenham Std Book Bold, Italic ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Bold Italic
ITC Cheltenham Std Book Cond [none] ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Book Condensed
ITC Cheltenham Std Book Cond Italic ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Book Condensed Italic
ITC Cheltenham Std Book Cond Bold ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Bold Condensed
ITC Cheltenham Std Book Cond Bold, Italic ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Bold Condensed Italic
ITC Cheltenham Std Light [none] ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Light
ITC Cheltenham Std Light Italic ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Light Italic
ITC Cheltenham Std Light Cn [none] ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Light Condensed
ITC Cheltenham Std Light Cn Italic ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Light Condensed Italic
ITC Cheltenham Std Ultra [none] ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Ultra
ITC Cheltenham Std Ultra Italic ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Ultra Italic
ITC Cheltenham Std Ultra Cn [none] ITC Cheltenham Handtooled Std Ultra Condensed
ITC Cheltenham Std Ultra Cn Italic ITC Cheltenham Handtooled 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 Cheltenham Handtooled Std: version 2.076 created on Wed Mar 23 15:58:01 2011.

version 2.075 created 2011/03/23

version 2.045 created 2009/11/23

version 2.035 created 2009/07/28

version 2.020 created 2007/06/13

version 1.047 created 2003/05/15

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


Adobe, the Adobe Logo, Font Folio, Illustrator, InDesign, PageMaker and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. ITC Cheltenham is a trademark of International Typeface Corporation registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. Windows and OpenType are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac, Mac OS and TrueType are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

© 2013 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.

created 2013 Jan 14