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Minimum system requirements
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Garamond Premier Pro had its genesis in 1988 when Adobe senior type designer Robert Slimbach visited the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium, to study their collection of Claude Garamond's metal punches and type designs. Garamond, a French punchcutter, produced a refined array of book types in the mid-1500s that combined an unprecedented degree of balance and elegance, and stand as a pinnacle of beauty and practicality in typefounding. While fine-tuning Adobe Garamond (released in 1989) as a useful design suited to modern publishing, Slimbach started planning an entirely new interpretation of Garamond's designs based on the large range of unique sizes he had seen at the Plantin-Moretus, and on the comparable italics cut by Robert Granjon, Garamond's contemporary. By modeling Garamond Premier Pro on these hand-cut type sizes, Slimbach has retained the varied optical size characteristics and freshness of the original designs, while creating a practical 21st-century type family. Garamond Premier Pro contains an extensive glyph complement, including central European, Cyrillic and Greek characters, and is offered in five weights ranging from light to bold.
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:
Garamond Premr Pro
Garamond Premr Pro Capt
Garamond Premr Pro Disp
Garamond Premr Pro Lt Disp
Garamond Premr Pro Med
Garamond Premr Pro Med Capt
Garamond Premr Pro Med Disp
Garamond Premr Pro Med Subh
Garamond Premr Pro Smbd
Garamond Premr Pro Smbd Capt
Garamond Premr Pro Smbd Disp
Garamond Premr Pro Smbd Subh
Garamond Premr 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|
|Garamond Premr Pro||[none]||Garamond Premier Pro Regular|
|Garamond Premr Pro||Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Italic|
|Garamond Premr Pro||Bold||Garamond Premier Pro Bold|
|Garamond Premr Pro||Bold, Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Bold Italic|
|Garamond Premr Pro Capt||[none]||Garamond Premier Pro Caption|
|Garamond Premr Pro Capt||Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Italic Caption|
|Garamond Premr Pro Capt||Bold||Garamond Premier Pro Bold Caption|
|Garamond Premr Pro Capt||Bold, Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Bold Italic Caption|
|Garamond Premr Pro Disp||[none]||Garamond Premier Pro Display|
|Garamond Premr Pro Disp||Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Italic Display|
|Garamond Premr Pro Disp||Bold||Garamond Premier Pro Bold Display|
|Garamond Premr Pro Disp||Bold, Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Bold Italic Display|
|Garamond Premr Pro Lt Disp||[none]||Garamond Premier Pro Light Display|
|Garamond Premr Pro Lt Disp||Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Light Italic Display|
|Garamond Premr Pro Med||[none]||Garamond Premier Pro Medium|
|Garamond Premr Pro Med||Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Medium Italic|
|Garamond Premr Pro Med Capt||[none]||Garamond Premier Pro Medium Caption|
|Garamond Premr Pro Med Capt||Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Medium Italic Caption|
|Garamond Premr Pro Med Disp||[none]||Garamond Premier Pro Medium Display|
|Garamond Premr Pro Med Disp||Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Medium Italic Display|
|Garamond Premr Pro Med Subh||[none]||Garamond Premier Pro Medium Subhead|
|Garamond Premr Pro Med Subh||Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Medium Italic Subhead|
|Garamond Premr Pro Smbd||[none]||Garamond Premier Pro Semibold|
|Garamond Premr Pro Smbd||Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Semibold Italic|
|Garamond Premr Pro Smbd Capt||[none]||Garamond Premier Pro Semibold Caption|
|Garamond Premr Pro Smbd Capt||Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Semibold Italic Caption|
|Garamond Premr Pro Smbd Disp||[none]||Garamond Premier Pro Semibold Display|
|Garamond Premr Pro Smbd Disp||Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Semibold Italic Display|
|Garamond Premr Pro Smbd Subh||[none]||Garamond Premier Pro Semibold Subhead|
|Garamond Premr Pro Smbd Subh||Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Semibold Italic Subhead|
|Garamond Premr Pro Subh||[none]||Garamond Premier Pro Subhead|
|Garamond Premr Pro Subh||Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Italic Subhead|
|Garamond Premr Pro Subh||Bold||Garamond Premier Pro Bold Subhead|
|Garamond Premr Pro Subh||Bold, Italic||Garamond Premier Pro Bold Italic Subhead|
On the Mac OS, 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) enhances cross-platform document compatibility with many applications, such as Microsoft® Word and Adobe PageMaker®, although it is unnecessary with more sophisticated Adobe applications such as recent versions of Illustrator®, Photoshop® or InDesign®.
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.
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 have a usually 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:
For all fonts of family Garamond Premier Pro: version 2.001 created on Thu Dec 4 17:29:38 2008.
version 2.001 created 2008/12/04
version 2.000 created 2007/07/21
version 1.014 created 2005/04/27
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