ITC Eras® Std

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Minimum system requirements
Font installation
Family information
Release Notes
Known issues
Customer care
Other resources

Minimum system requirements



Font installation

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Family information


ITC Eras was designed in 1976 by Albert Boton and Albert Hollenstein. The design incorporates highly readable shapes, a slight tilt, and a large x-height, resulting in a unique and legible sans serif typeface.

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 Eras Std Book
ITC Eras Std Demi
ITC Eras Std Light
ITC Eras Std Medium
ITC Eras Std Ultra

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 Eras Std Book [none] ITC Eras Std Book
ITC Eras Std Demi [none] ITC Eras Std Demi
ITC Eras Std Light [none] ITC Eras Std Light
ITC Eras Std Medium [none] ITC Eras Std Medium
ITC Eras Std Medium Bold ITC Eras Std Bold
ITC Eras Std Ultra [none] ITC Eras Std Ultra

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.

Release Notes

For all fonts of family ITC Eras Std: version 2.031 created on Wed Jun 13 16:19:02 2007.

version 2.031 created 2007/06/13

version 1.018 created 2002/02/07

Known issues

Customer care

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Other resources

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