Plantin® Std 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 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 for the Monotype Corporation in the early 1900s by F.H. Pierpont, Plantin is named for the sixteenth-century Antwerp printer Christophe Plantin. Although not based directly on his work, the model for Plantin was taken from the huge collection of type Plantin had procured. Like Times Roman, this typeface was designed to conserve paper: it has a large x-height and appears slightly condensed. Plantin is a fine text face for books, journals, and textbooks.

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:

Plantin Std
Plantin Std Bold Condensed
Plantin Std Light
Plantin 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
Plantin Std [none] Plantin Std Regular
Plantin Std Italic Plantin Std Italic
Plantin Std Bold Plantin Std Bold
Plantin Std Bold, Italic Plantin Std Bold Italic
Plantin Std Bold Condensed [none] Plantin Std Bold Condensed
Plantin Std Light [none] Plantin Std Light
Plantin Std Light Italic Plantin Std Light Italic
Plantin Std Semibold [none] Plantin Std Semibold
Plantin Std Semibold Italic Plantin Std Semibold 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 Plantin Std: version 2.086 created on Wed Mar 23 16:17:07 2011.

version 2.085 created 2011/03/23

version 2.055 created 2009/11/23

version 2.045 created 2009/07/28

version 2.020 created 2007/06/13

version 1.047 created 2003/05/15

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 http://www.adobe.com/go/support/. Outside of North America, go to http://www.adobe.com/go/intlsupport/. 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