Sanvito® Pro 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

Sanvito is an upright script typeface designed by Robert Slimbach in 1993. Named after one of the principal scribes of the Italian Renaissance, Sanvito is based on the highly practical book hands of the Renaissance humanists. It was designed to combine the spontaneity and liveliness of calligraphic writing with the clarity and practicality of a more formal typeface. Sanvito can be used for display settings and for informal purposes such as correspondence, flyers, and letterheads.

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:

Sanvito Pro
Sanvito Pro Caption
Sanvito Pro Display
Sanvito Pro Light
Sanvito Pro Light Caption
Sanvito Pro Light Display
Sanvito Pro Light Subhead
Sanvito Pro Subhead

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
Sanvito Pro [none] Sanvito Pro Regular
Sanvito Pro Bold Sanvito Pro Bold
Sanvito Pro Caption [none] Sanvito Pro Caption
Sanvito Pro Caption Bold Sanvito Pro Bold Caption
Sanvito Pro Display [none] Sanvito Pro Display
Sanvito Pro Display Bold Sanvito Pro Bold Display
Sanvito Pro Light [none] Sanvito Pro Light
Sanvito Pro Light Bold Sanvito Pro Semibold
Sanvito Pro Light Caption [none] Sanvito Pro Light Caption
Sanvito Pro Light Caption Bold Sanvito Pro Semibold Caption
Sanvito Pro Light Display [none] Sanvito Pro Light Display
Sanvito Pro Light Display Bold Sanvito Pro Semibold Display
Sanvito Pro Light Subhead [none] Sanvito Pro Light Subhead
Sanvito Pro Light Subhead Bold Sanvito Pro Semibold Subhead
Sanvito Pro Subhead [none] Sanvito Pro Subhead
Sanvito Pro Subhead Bold Sanvito Pro Bold 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 9.5 points
  2. Body Text: from 9.5 to 15.0 points
  3. Subhead: from 15.0 to 22.9 points
  4. Display: from 22.9 to 72.0 points

Release Notes

For all fonts of family Sanvito Pro: version 2.076 created on Thu Oct 18 13:40:28 2012.

version 2.076 created 2012/10/18

version 2.075 created 2012/10/09

version 2.074 created 2011/06/23

version 2.073 created 2011/03/23

version 2.067 created 2011/02/02

version 2.056 created 2010/11/16

version 2.041 created 2009/11/23

version 2.031 created 2009/07/28

version 2.016 created 2008/10/14

version 2.015 created 2007/08/16

version 1.003 created 2002/03/22

Known issues

Customer care

Customer Service
Adobe Customer Service provides assistance with product information, sales, registration, and other non-technical issues. To find out how to contact Adobe Customer Service, please visit Adobe.com for your region or country and click on Contact Adobe.

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