Futura® 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

Designed by Paul Renner in 1927, Futura is the classic example of a geometric sans serif type. Its original concept was based on the Bauhaus design philosophy that “form follows function.” Futura uses basic geometric proportions with no weight stresses, serifs, or frills, with long ascenders and descenders that give it more elegance than most sans serif typefaces. The wide range of weights plus condensed faces provide a variety of ways to set short text blocks and display copy with a strong, no-nonsense appearance.

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:

Futura Std Book
Futura Std Condensed
Futura Std Condensed ExtBd
Futura Std Condensed Light
Futura Std ExtraBold
Futura Std Light
Futura Std Medium

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
Futura Std Book [none] Futura Std Book
Futura Std Book Italic Futura Std Book Oblique
Futura Std Book Bold Futura Std Bold
Futura Std Book Bold, Italic Futura Std Bold Oblique
Futura Std Condensed [none] Futura Std Medium Condensed
Futura Std Condensed Italic Futura Std Medium Condensed Oblique
Futura Std Condensed Bold Futura Std Bold Condensed
Futura Std Condensed Bold, Italic Futura Std Bold Condensed Oblique
Futura Std Condensed ExtBd [none] Futura Std Extra Bold Condensed
Futura Std Condensed ExtBd Italic Futura Std Extra Bold Condensed Oblique
Futura Std Condensed Light [none] Futura Std Light Condensed
Futura Std Condensed Light Italic Futura Std Light Condensed Oblique
Futura Std ExtraBold [none] Futura Std Extra Bold
Futura Std ExtraBold Italic Futura Std Extra Bold Oblique
Futura Std Light [none] Futura Std Light
Futura Std Light Italic Futura Std Light Oblique
Futura Std Medium [none] Futura Std Medium
Futura Std Medium Italic Futura Std Medium Oblique
Futura Std Medium Bold Futura Std Heavy
Futura Std Medium Bold, Italic Futura Std Heavy Oblique

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 Futura Std: version 2.071 created on Wed Mar 23 15:59:36 2011.

version 2.070 created 2011/03/23

version 2.045 created 2009/11/23

version 2.035 created 2009/07/28

version 2.025 created 2007/06/13

version 1.029 created 2002/06/05

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