Kinesis® 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


Kinesis is a unique and lively typeface family designed by Mark Jamra. The truly kinetic nature of this design makes it as suitable for display settings as for longer blocks of energetic text. Balancing unconventional forms and expressive calligraphic lettering with legible text typeface characteristics, Kinesis offers a wide range of weights and a vigorous personality for book text and magazine ad copy, as well as larger formats such as bulletins, posters, and packaging.

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:

Kinesis Std
Kinesis Std Black
Kinesis Std Bold
Kinesis Std Light
Kinesis Std Semibold

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
Kinesis Std [none] Kinesis Std Regular
Kinesis Std Italic Kinesis Std Italic
Kinesis Std Black [none] Kinesis Std Black
Kinesis Std Black Italic Kinesis Std Black Italic
Kinesis Std Bold [none] Kinesis Std Bold
Kinesis Std Bold Italic Kinesis Std Bold Italic
Kinesis Std Light [none] Kinesis Std Light
Kinesis Std Light Italic Kinesis Std Light Italic
Kinesis Std Semibold [none] Kinesis Std Semibold
Kinesis Std Semibold Italic Kinesis Std Semibold Italic

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 Kinesis Std: version 2.092 created on Wed Mar 23 16:11:42 2011.

version 2.092 created 2011/03/23

version 2.067 created 2010/01/14

version 2.052 created 2009/09/08

version 2.051 created 2009/08/28

version 2.035 created 2007/08/16

version 1.040 created 2002/10/12

Known issues

Customer care

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Other resources

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