Clearface Gothic™ 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

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


The distinguishing characteristics of the serif Clearface family—the slight serifs atop A, and at the stroke ends of V and W; the curves of k and y; the slanted bar of e; and the open 4—are apparent in its companion, Clearface Gothic. Both were designed by Morris Fuller Benton for American Type Founders and released between the years 1907 and 1910. Clearface Gothic is also a legibility typeface and, therefore, is most distinguished when used for text.

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:

Clearface Gothic LT Std
Clearface Gothic LT Std Black
Clearface Gothic LT Std Light

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
Clearface Gothic LT Std [none] Clearface Gothic LT Std 55 Roman
Clearface Gothic LT Std Bold Clearface Gothic LT Std 75 Bold
Clearface Gothic LT Std Black [none] Clearface Gothic LT Std 95 Black
Clearface Gothic LT Std Light [none] Clearface Gothic LT Std 45 Light
Clearface Gothic LT Std Light Bold Clearface Gothic LT Std 65 Medium

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 Clearface Gothic LT Std: version 2.101 created on Wed Mar 23 15:58:03 2011.

version 2.100 created 2011/03/23

version 2.070 created 2009/11/23

version 2.060 created 2009/07/28

version 2.035 created 2007/08/16

version 1.029 created 2002/06/06

Known issues

Customer care

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Other resources

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created 2013 Jan 14