Kepler® 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

Named after the German Renaissance astronomer, Kepler is a contemporary type family created by Adobe® type designer Robert Slimbach in the tradition of classic modern 18th-century typefaces. Traditionally, modern typefaces are known for their cool intellectual quality, but Slimbach's Kepler captures the modern style in a humanistic manner. It is elegant and refined with a hint of oldstyle proportion and calligraphic detailing that lends it warmth and energy.

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:

Kepler Std
Kepler Std Capt
Kepler Std Cn Disp
Kepler Std Cn Subh
Kepler Std Disp
Kepler Std Ext
Kepler Std Ext Capt
Kepler Std Ext Disp
Kepler Std Ext Subh
Kepler Std Light
Kepler Std Light Capt
Kepler Std Light Cn Disp
Kepler Std Light Cn Subh
Kepler Std Light Disp
Kepler Std Light Ext
Kepler Std Light Ext Capt
Kepler Std Light Ext Disp
Kepler Std Light Ext Subh
Kepler Std Light Scn
Kepler Std Light Scn Capt
Kepler Std Light Scn Disp
Kepler Std Light Scn Subh
Kepler Std Light Subh
Kepler Std Medium
Kepler Std Medium Capt
Kepler Std Medium Cn Disp
Kepler Std Medium Cn Subh
Kepler Std Medium Disp
Kepler Std Medium Ext
Kepler Std Medium Ext Capt
Kepler Std Medium Ext Disp
Kepler Std Medium Ext Subh
Kepler Std Medium Scn
Kepler Std Medium Scn Capt
Kepler Std Medium Scn Disp
Kepler Std Medium Scn Subh
Kepler Std Medium Subh
Kepler Std Scn
Kepler Std Scn Capt
Kepler Std Scn Disp
Kepler Std Scn Subh
Kepler Std 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
Kepler Std [none] Kepler Std Regular
Kepler Std Italic Kepler Std Italic
Kepler Std Bold Kepler Std Bold
Kepler Std Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Italic
Kepler Std Capt [none] Kepler Std Caption
Kepler Std Capt Italic Kepler Std Italic Caption
Kepler Std Capt Bold Kepler Std Bold Caption
Kepler Std Capt Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Italic Caption
Kepler Std Cn Disp [none] Kepler Std Condensed Display
Kepler Std Cn Disp Italic Kepler Std Condensed Italic Display
Kepler Std Cn Disp Bold Kepler Std Bold Condensed Display
Kepler Std Cn Disp Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Condensed Italic Display
Kepler Std Cn Subh [none] Kepler Std Condensed Subhead
Kepler Std Cn Subh Italic Kepler Std Condensed Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Cn Subh Bold Kepler Std Bold Condensed Subhead
Kepler Std Cn Subh Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Condensed Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Disp [none] Kepler Std Display
Kepler Std Disp Italic Kepler Std Italic Display
Kepler Std Disp Bold Kepler Std Bold Display
Kepler Std Disp Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Italic Display
Kepler Std Ext [none] Kepler Std Extended
Kepler Std Ext Italic Kepler Std Extended Italic
Kepler Std Ext Bold Kepler Std Bold Extended
Kepler Std Ext Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Extended Italic
Kepler Std Ext Capt [none] Kepler Std Extended Caption
Kepler Std Ext Capt Italic Kepler Std Extended Italic Caption
Kepler Std Ext Capt Bold Kepler Std Bold Extended Caption
Kepler Std Ext Capt Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Extended Italic Caption
Kepler Std Ext Disp [none] Kepler Std Extended Display
Kepler Std Ext Disp Italic Kepler Std Extended Italic Display
Kepler Std Ext Disp Bold Kepler Std Bold Extended Display
Kepler Std Ext Disp Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Extended Italic Display
Kepler Std Ext Subh [none] Kepler Std Extended Subhead
Kepler Std Ext Subh Italic Kepler Std Extended Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Ext Subh Bold Kepler Std Bold Extended Subhead
Kepler Std Ext Subh Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Extended Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Light [none] Kepler Std Light
Kepler Std Light Italic Kepler Std Light Italic
Kepler Std Light Bold Kepler Std Semibold
Kepler Std Light Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Italic
Kepler Std Light Capt [none] Kepler Std Light Caption
Kepler Std Light Capt Italic Kepler Std Light Italic Caption
Kepler Std Light Capt Bold Kepler Std Semibold Caption
Kepler Std Light Capt Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Italic Caption
Kepler Std Light Cn Disp [none] Kepler Std Light Condensed Display
Kepler Std Light Cn Disp Italic Kepler Std Light Condensed Italic Display
Kepler Std Light Cn Disp Bold Kepler Std Semibold Condensed Display
Kepler Std Light Cn Disp Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Condensed Italic Display
Kepler Std Light Cn Subh [none] Kepler Std Light Condensed Subhead
Kepler Std Light Cn Subh Italic Kepler Std Light Condensed Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Light Cn Subh Bold Kepler Std Semibold Condensed Subhead
Kepler Std Light Cn Subh Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Condensed Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Light Disp [none] Kepler Std Light Display
Kepler Std Light Disp Italic Kepler Std Light Italic Display
Kepler Std Light Disp Bold Kepler Std Semibold Display
Kepler Std Light Disp Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Italic Display
Kepler Std Light Ext [none] Kepler Std Light Extended
Kepler Std Light Ext Italic Kepler Std Light Extended Italic
Kepler Std Light Ext Bold Kepler Std Semibold Extended
Kepler Std Light Ext Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Extended Italic
Kepler Std Light Ext Capt [none] Kepler Std Light Extended Caption
Kepler Std Light Ext Capt Italic Kepler Std Light Extended Italic Caption
Kepler Std Light Ext Capt Bold Kepler Std Semibold Extended Caption
Kepler Std Light Ext Capt Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Extended Italic Caption
Kepler Std Light Ext Disp [none] Kepler Std Light Extended Display
Kepler Std Light Ext Disp Italic Kepler Std Light Extended Italic Display
Kepler Std Light Ext Disp Bold Kepler Std Semibold Extended Display
Kepler Std Light Ext Disp Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Extended Italic Display
Kepler Std Light Ext Subh [none] Kepler Std Light Extended Subhead
Kepler Std Light Ext Subh Italic Kepler Std Light Extended Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Light Ext Subh Bold Kepler Std Semibold Extended Subhead
Kepler Std Light Ext Subh Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Extended Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Light Scn [none] Kepler Std Light Semicondensed
Kepler Std Light Scn Italic Kepler Std Light Semicondensed Italic
Kepler Std Light Scn Bold Kepler Std Semibold Semicondensed
Kepler Std Light Scn Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Semicondensed Italic
Kepler Std Light Scn Capt [none] Kepler Std Light Semicondensed Caption
Kepler Std Light Scn Capt Italic Kepler Std Light Semicondensed Italic Caption
Kepler Std Light Scn Capt Bold Kepler Std Semibold Semicondensed Caption
Kepler Std Light Scn Capt Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Semicondensed Italic Caption
Kepler Std Light Scn Disp [none] Kepler Std Light Semicondensed Display
Kepler Std Light Scn Disp Italic Kepler Std Light Semicondensed Italic Display
Kepler Std Light Scn Disp Bold Kepler Std Semibold Semicondensed Display
Kepler Std Light Scn Disp Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Semicondensed Italic Display
Kepler Std Light Scn Subh [none] Kepler Std Light Semicondensed Subhead
Kepler Std Light Scn Subh Italic Kepler Std Light Semicondensed Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Light Scn Subh Bold Kepler Std Semibold Semicondensed Subhead
Kepler Std Light Scn Subh Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Semicondensed Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Light Subh [none] Kepler Std Light Subhead
Kepler Std Light Subh Italic Kepler Std Light Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Light Subh Bold Kepler Std Semibold Subhead
Kepler Std Light Subh Bold, Italic Kepler Std Semibold Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Medium [none] Kepler Std Medium
Kepler Std Medium Italic Kepler Std Medium Italic
Kepler Std Medium Bold Kepler Std Black
Kepler Std Medium Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Italic
Kepler Std Medium Capt [none] Kepler Std Medium Caption
Kepler Std Medium Capt Italic Kepler Std Medium Italic Caption
Kepler Std Medium Capt Bold Kepler Std Black Caption
Kepler Std Medium Capt Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Italic Caption
Kepler Std Medium Cn Disp [none] Kepler Std Medium Condensed Display
Kepler Std Medium Cn Disp Italic Kepler Std Medium Condensed Italic Display
Kepler Std Medium Cn Disp Bold Kepler Std Black Condensed Display
Kepler Std Medium Cn Disp Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Condensed Italic Display
Kepler Std Medium Cn Subh [none] Kepler Std Medium Condensed Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Cn Subh Italic Kepler Std Medium Condensed Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Cn Subh Bold Kepler Std Black Condensed Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Cn Subh Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Condensed Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Disp [none] Kepler Std Medium Display
Kepler Std Medium Disp Italic Kepler Std Medium Italic Display
Kepler Std Medium Disp Bold Kepler Std Black Display
Kepler Std Medium Disp Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Italic Display
Kepler Std Medium Ext [none] Kepler Std Medium Extended
Kepler Std Medium Ext Italic Kepler Std Medium Extended Italic
Kepler Std Medium Ext Bold Kepler Std Black Extended
Kepler Std Medium Ext Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Extended Italic
Kepler Std Medium Ext Capt [none] Kepler Std Medium Extended Caption
Kepler Std Medium Ext Capt Italic Kepler Std Medium Extended Italic Caption
Kepler Std Medium Ext Capt Bold Kepler Std Black Extended Caption
Kepler Std Medium Ext Capt Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Extended Italic Caption
Kepler Std Medium Ext Disp [none] Kepler Std Medium Extended Display
Kepler Std Medium Ext Disp Italic Kepler Std Medium Extended Italic Display
Kepler Std Medium Ext Disp Bold Kepler Std Black Extended Display
Kepler Std Medium Ext Disp Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Extended Italic Display
Kepler Std Medium Ext Subh [none] Kepler Std Medium Extended Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Ext Subh Italic Kepler Std Medium Extended Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Ext Subh Bold Kepler Std Black Extended Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Ext Subh Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Extended Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Scn [none] Kepler Std Medium Semicondensed
Kepler Std Medium Scn Italic Kepler Std Medium Semicondensed Italic
Kepler Std Medium Scn Bold Kepler Std Black Semicondensed
Kepler Std Medium Scn Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Semicondensed Italic
Kepler Std Medium Scn Capt [none] Kepler Std Medium Semicondensed Caption
Kepler Std Medium Scn Capt Italic Kepler Std Medium Semicondensed Italic Caption
Kepler Std Medium Scn Capt Bold Kepler Std Black Semicondensed Caption
Kepler Std Medium Scn Capt Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Semicondensed Italic Caption
Kepler Std Medium Scn Disp [none] Kepler Std Medium Semicondensed Display
Kepler Std Medium Scn Disp Italic Kepler Std Medium Semicondensed Italic Display
Kepler Std Medium Scn Disp Bold Kepler Std Black Semicondensed Display
Kepler Std Medium Scn Disp Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Semicondensed Italic Display
Kepler Std Medium Scn Subh [none] Kepler Std Medium Semicondensed Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Scn Subh Italic Kepler Std Medium Semicondensed Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Scn Subh Bold Kepler Std Black Semicondensed Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Scn Subh Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Semicondensed Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Subh [none] Kepler Std Medium Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Subh Italic Kepler Std Medium Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Subh Bold Kepler Std Black Subhead
Kepler Std Medium Subh Bold, Italic Kepler Std Black Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Scn [none] Kepler Std Semicondensed
Kepler Std Scn Italic Kepler Std Semicondensed Italic
Kepler Std Scn Bold Kepler Std Bold Semicondensed
Kepler Std Scn Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Semicondensed Italic
Kepler Std Scn Capt [none] Kepler Std Semicondensed Caption
Kepler Std Scn Capt Italic Kepler Std Semicondensed Italic Caption
Kepler Std Scn Capt Bold Kepler Std Bold Semicondensed Caption
Kepler Std Scn Capt Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Semicondensed Italic Caption
Kepler Std Scn Disp [none] Kepler Std Semicondensed Display
Kepler Std Scn Disp Italic Kepler Std Semicondensed Italic Display
Kepler Std Scn Disp Bold Kepler Std Bold Semicondensed Display
Kepler Std Scn Disp Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Semicondensed Italic Display
Kepler Std Scn Subh [none] Kepler Std Semicondensed Subhead
Kepler Std Scn Subh Italic Kepler Std Semicondensed Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Scn Subh Bold Kepler Std Bold Semicondensed Subhead
Kepler Std Scn Subh Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Semicondensed Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Subh [none] Kepler Std Subhead
Kepler Std Subh Italic Kepler Std Italic Subhead
Kepler Std Subh Bold Kepler Std Bold Subhead
Kepler Std Subh Bold, Italic Kepler Std Bold Italic Subhead

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.

Optical Sizes

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 usually have a 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:

  1. Caption: from 6.0 to 8.9 points
  2. Body Text: from 8.9 to 13.9 points
  3. Subhead: from 13.9 to 23.0 points
  4. Display: from 23.0 to 72.0 points

Release Notes

For all fonts of family Kepler Std: version 2.077 created on Thu Oct 18 12:52:03 2012.

version 2.077 created 2012/10/18

version 2.076 created 2012/09/26

version 2.075 created 2011/11/07

version 2.074 created 2011/06/30

version 2.072 created 2011/03/23

version 2.066 created 2011/03/02

version 2.065 created 2010/12/17

version 2.045 created 2009/11/23

version 2.035 created 2009/07/28

version 2.020 created 2007/08/21

version 1.009 created 2003/03/17

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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created 2013 Jan 14