Gill Sans® 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

Designed by Eric Gill and released by the Monotype Corporation between 1928 and 1930, Gill Sans is based on the typeface Edward Johnston, the innovative British letterer and teacher, designed in 1916 for the signage of the London Underground. Gill's alphabet is more classical in proportion and contains his signature flared capital R and eyeglass lowercase g. With distinct roots in pen-written letters, Gill Sans is classified as a humanist sans serif, making it very legible and readable in text and display work. The condensed, bold, and display versions are excellent for packaging or posters.

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:

Gill Sans Std
Gill Sans Std Bold ExtraCond
Gill Sans Std Condensed
Gill Sans Std ExtraBold
Gill Sans Std ExtraBold Display
Gill Sans Std Light
Gill Sans Std Light Shadowed
Gill Sans Std Shadowed
Gill Sans Std UltraBold
Gill Sans Std UltraBold 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
Gill Sans Std [none] Gill Sans Std Regular
Gill Sans Std Italic Gill Sans Std Italic
Gill Sans Std Bold Gill Sans Std Bold
Gill Sans Std Bold, Italic Gill Sans Std Bold Italic
Gill Sans Std Bold ExtraCond [none] Gill Sans Std Bold Extra Condensed
Gill Sans Std Condensed [none] Gill Sans Std Condensed
Gill Sans Std Condensed Bold Gill Sans Std Bold Condensed
Gill Sans Std ExtraBold [none] Gill Sans Std Extra Bold
Gill Sans Std ExtraBold Display [none] Gill Sans Std Extra Bold Display
Gill Sans Std Light [none] Gill Sans Std Light
Gill Sans Std Light Italic Gill Sans Std Light Italic
Gill Sans Std Light Shadowed [none] Gill Sans Std Light Shadowed
Gill Sans Std Shadowed [none] Gill Sans Std Shadowed
Gill Sans Std UltraBold [none] Gill Sans Std Ultra Bold
Gill Sans Std UltraBold Cond [none] Gill Sans Std Ultra Bold Condensed

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 Gill Sans Std: version 2.101 created on Wed Mar 23 16:05:20 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 1.047 created 2003/05/15

Known issues

Customer care

Customer Service
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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


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created 2013 Jan 14