ITC Franklin 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 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

Franklin Gothic, one of the most popular sans serif types ever produced, was designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 1902 for American Type Founders. In 1979, under license with ATF, Vic Caruso began work on more weights of the design for ITC. This version adheres closely to the subtle thick and thin pattern of the original design; the slightly enlarged x-height and condensed proportions of the new version result in greater economy of space. This typeface is a standard choice for use in newspapers and advertising. In 1991, David Berlow completed the family for ITC by creating compressed and condensed weights. ITC Franklin Gothic Compressed is designed especially to solve impossibly tight copyfitting problems, while maintaining high legibility standards. ITC Franklin Condensed provides medium weights of narrow proportions. It is frequently seen in newspapers, advertisements, posters, and anyplace with space restrictions.

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 Franklin Gothic Std Bk Cd
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Bk Cp
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Bk XCp
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Book
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Heavy
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Med
ITC Franklin Gothic Std MedCd

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 Franklin Gothic Std Bk Cd [none] ITC Franklin Gothic Std Book Condensed
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Bk Cd Italic ITC Franklin Gothic Std Book Condensed Italic
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Bk Cd Bold ITC Franklin Gothic Std Demi Condensed
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Bk Cd Bold, Italic ITC Franklin Gothic Std Demi Condensed Italic
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Bk Cp [none] ITC Franklin Gothic Std Book Compressed
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Bk Cp Italic ITC Franklin Gothic Std Book Compressed Italic
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Bk Cp Bold ITC Franklin Gothic Std Demi Compressed
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Bk Cp Bold, Italic ITC Franklin Gothic Std Demi Compressed Italic
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Bk XCp [none] ITC Franklin Gothic Std Book Extra Compressed
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Bk XCp Bold ITC Franklin Gothic Std Demi Extra Compressed
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Book [none] ITC Franklin Gothic Std Book
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Book Italic ITC Franklin Gothic Std Book Italic
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Book Bold ITC Franklin Gothic Std Demi
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Book Bold, Italic ITC Franklin Gothic Std Demi Italic
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Heavy [none] ITC Franklin Gothic Std Heavy
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Heavy Italic ITC Franklin Gothic Std Heavy Italic
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Med [none] ITC Franklin Gothic Std Medium
ITC Franklin Gothic Std Med Italic ITC Franklin Gothic Std Medium Italic
ITC Franklin Gothic Std MedCd [none] ITC Franklin Gothic Std Medium Condensed
ITC Franklin Gothic Std MedCd Italic ITC Franklin Gothic Std Medium Condensed Italic

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 ITC Franklin Gothic Std: version 2.084 created on Wed Mar 23 16:07:33 2011.

version 2.083 created 2011/03/23

version 2.053 created 2010/08/12

version 2.052 created 2010/08/03

version 2.051 created 2009/11/23

version 2.041 created 2009/07/28

version 2.031 created 2007/06/13

version 1.047 created 2003/05/15

Known issues

Customer care

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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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