Ocean Sans™ 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

Designed in 1993 by Chong Wah of Monotype, Ocean Sans is a typeface that ranges from normal to extended in width, and light to extra bold in weight. It has a large x-height with resulting short ascenders and descenders. It's unusual for a sans serif because of its relatively high contrast between thick and thin strokes, which makes it useful for display purposes. It performs well in innumerable type-setting situations. Since the normal width of Ocean Sans is quite narrow, it's ideal for magazines and other text settings rife with copyfitting issues.

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:

Ocean Sans Std Bold
Ocean Sans Std Bold Ext
Ocean Sans Std Bold SemiExt
Ocean Sans Std Book
Ocean Sans Std Book Ext
Ocean Sans Std Book SemiExt
Ocean Sans Std Light
Ocean Sans Std Light Ext
Ocean Sans Std Semibold
Ocean Sans Std Semibold Ext
Ocean Sans Std XBold
Ocean Sans Std XBold 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
Ocean Sans Std Bold [none] Ocean Sans Std Bold
Ocean Sans Std Bold Italic Ocean Sans Std Bold Italic
Ocean Sans Std Bold Ext [none] Ocean Sans Std Bold Extended
Ocean Sans Std Bold Ext Italic Ocean Sans Std Bold Extended Italic
Ocean Sans Std Bold SemiExt [none] Ocean Sans Std Bold SemiExtended
Ocean Sans Std Bold SemiExt Italic Ocean Sans Std Bold SemiExtended Italic
Ocean Sans Std Book [none] Ocean Sans Std Book
Ocean Sans Std Book Italic Ocean Sans Std Book Italic
Ocean Sans Std Book Ext [none] Ocean Sans Std Book Extended
Ocean Sans Std Book Ext Italic Ocean Sans Std Book Extended Italic
Ocean Sans Std Book SemiExt [none] Ocean Sans Std Book SemiExtended
Ocean Sans Std Book SemiExt Italic Ocean Sans Std Book SemiExtended Italic
Ocean Sans Std Light [none] Ocean Sans Std Light
Ocean Sans Std Light Italic Ocean Sans Std Light Italic
Ocean Sans Std Light Ext [none] Ocean Sans Std Light Extended
Ocean Sans Std Light Ext Italic Ocean Sans Std Light Extended Italic
Ocean Sans Std Semibold [none] Ocean Sans Std Semibold
Ocean Sans Std Semibold Italic Ocean Sans Std Semibold Italic
Ocean Sans Std Semibold Ext [none] Ocean Sans Std Semibold Extended
Ocean Sans Std Semibold Ext Italic Ocean Sans Std Semibold Extended Italic
Ocean Sans Std XBold [none] Ocean Sans Std ExtraBold
Ocean Sans Std XBold Italic Ocean Sans Std ExtraBold Italic
Ocean Sans Std XBold Ext [none] Ocean Sans Std ExtraBold Extended
Ocean Sans Std XBold Ext Italic Ocean Sans Std ExtraBold Extended 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 Ocean Sans Std: version 2.081 created on Wed Mar 23 16:16:44 2011.

version 2.080 created 2011/03/23

version 2.050 created 2009/11/23

version 2.040 created 2009/07/28

version 2.020 created 2007/06/13

version 1.029 created 2002/06/05

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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created 2013 Jan 14