ITC Garamond® 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

Some of the most popular typefaces in history are those based on the types of the sixteenth-century printer, publisher, and type designer Claude Garamond, whose sixteenth-century types were modeled on those of Venetian printers from the end of the previous century. ITC Garamond, drawn by Tony Stan for the International Typeface Corporation, was released in 1976-1977. In this version, the sixteenth-century Garamond types have been redrawn to fit twentieth-century expectations, including a larger x-height, a broader range of weights plus related condensed faces, and tighter letterspacing. ITC Garamond is popular for advertising, packaging, and newsletters.

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 Garamond Std Book
ITC Garamond Std Book Cond
ITC Garamond Std Book Narrow
ITC Garamond Std Lt
ITC Garamond Std Lt Cond
ITC Garamond Std Lt Narrow
ITC Garamond Std Ult
ITC Garamond Std Ult Cond
ITC Garamond Std Ult Narrow

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 Garamond Std Book [none] ITC Garamond Std Book
ITC Garamond Std Book Italic ITC Garamond Std Book Italic
ITC Garamond Std Book Bold ITC Garamond Std Bold
ITC Garamond Std Book Bold, Italic ITC Garamond Std Bold Italic
ITC Garamond Std Book Cond [none] ITC Garamond Std Book Condensed
ITC Garamond Std Book Cond Italic ITC Garamond Std Book Condensed Italic
ITC Garamond Std Book Cond Bold ITC Garamond Std Bold Condensed
ITC Garamond Std Book Cond Bold, Italic ITC Garamond Std Bold Condensed Italic
ITC Garamond Std Book Narrow [none] ITC Garamond Std Book Narrow
ITC Garamond Std Book Narrow Italic ITC Garamond Std Book Narrow Italic
ITC Garamond Std Book Narrow Bold ITC Garamond Std Bold Narrow
ITC Garamond Std Book Narrow Bold, Italic ITC Garamond Std Bold Narrow Italic
ITC Garamond Std Lt [none] ITC Garamond Std Light
ITC Garamond Std Lt Italic ITC Garamond Std Light Italic
ITC Garamond Std Lt Cond [none] ITC Garamond Std Light Condensed
ITC Garamond Std Lt Cond Italic ITC Garamond Std Light Condensed Italic
ITC Garamond Std Lt Narrow [none] ITC Garamond Std Light Narrow
ITC Garamond Std Lt Narrow Italic ITC Garamond Std Light Narrow Italic
ITC Garamond Std Ult [none] ITC Garamond Std Ultra
ITC Garamond Std Ult Italic ITC Garamond Std Ultra Italic
ITC Garamond Std Ult Cond [none] ITC Garamond Std Ultra Condensed
ITC Garamond Std Ult Cond Italic ITC Garamond Std Ultra Condensed Italic
ITC Garamond Std Ult Narrow [none] ITC Garamond Std Ultra Narrow
ITC Garamond Std Ult Narrow Italic ITC Garamond Std Ultra Narrow 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 Garamond Std: version 2.082 created on Wed Mar 23 16:07:36 2011.

version 2.081 created 2011/03/23

version 2.051 created 2009/11/23

version 2.041 created 2009/07/28

version 2.031 created 2007/06/13

version 1.018 created 2002/02/07

Known issues

Customer care

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Support Plan Options and Technical Resources
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Other resources

Adobe Type Showroom
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