Moonglow® Read Me

This document contains late-breaking product information, updates, and troubleshooting tips.

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

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


Moonglow is an all-cap family with a broad range of faces from light to bold, and from condensed to extended. It adds an accent of drama when set with sturdy text faces, and a flash of light and shade when used in short solo settings. Moonglow has its roots in letters that Michael Harvey, the designer, has drawn for inscriptions. Harvey is an accomplished carver of letters in stone and wood. Before carving, he draws letters in outline, increasing the line weights fractionally on one side of the letters to produce the illusion of depth. He also applies this concept to letters drawn for book jackets and logos, where he creates a graphic effect by playing with the contrast between the outline of letters and the forms inside. In the lighter weights of Moonglow, the thin dark outlines define the characters and surround larger interior forms. In the heavier weights, massive dark outlines become the forms that surround slim wisps of characters. Letter proportions vary also, from condensed to extended, adding further graphic possibilities. The name Moonglow evokes the waxing and waning of the moon, and parallels the type family's range from brightness to darkness.

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:

Moonglow Cond
Moonglow Ext
Moonglow Light
Moonglow Light Cond
Moonglow Light Ext
Moonglow Semibold
Moonglow Semibold Cond
Moonglow Semibold Ext

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
Moonglow [none] Moonglow Regular
Moonglow Bold Moonglow Bold
Moonglow Cond [none] Moonglow Condensed
Moonglow Cond Bold Moonglow Bold Condensed
Moonglow Ext [none] Moonglow Extended
Moonglow Ext Bold Moonglow Bold Extended
Moonglow Light [none] Moonglow Light
Moonglow Light Cond [none] Moonglow Light Condensed
Moonglow Light Ext [none] Moonglow Light Extended
Moonglow Semibold [none] Moonglow Semibold
Moonglow Semibold Cond [none] Moonglow Semibold Condensed
Moonglow Semibold Ext [none] Moonglow Semibold Extended

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 Moonglow: version 2.086 created on Wed Mar 23 16:15:06 2011.

version 2.085 created 2011/03/23

version 2.060 created 2010/01/14

version 2.045 created 2009/07/28

version 2.035 created 2007/08/16

version 1.003 created 2000/07/25

Known issues

Customer care

Customer Service
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Support Plan Options and Technical Resources
If you require technical assistance for your product, including information on free and paid support options and troubleshooting resources, more information is available at Outside of North America, go to Font specific resources include the Font Folio and Type Product Help page and the Adobe Type user-to-user forums.

Other resources

Adobe Type Showroom
Index page for all family Read Me files

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created 2013 Jan 14