ITC Stone® Serif 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

In 1987, Sumner Stone completed his designs for the Stone type family. ITC Stone solves the problem of mixing different styles of type on the same page. Most combined type styles, because they aren’t designed to work together, often have radically different characteristics such as cap heights, stem weights, and proportions. The ITC Stone family consists of three subfamilies, Serif, Sans, and Informal, each consisting of three weights plus matching italics. As a large integrated family, the Stone types can be mixed successfully with each other in newsletters, business correspondence, books, and packaging. ITC Stone Serif is a modern look at “transitional” designs. In 1992, John Renner finished designing phonetic companion faces for ITC Stone Sans and ITC Stone Serif. They contain the linguistic symbols used by the International Phonetic Association, comprising more than 300 letters and diacritical marks, both historical and official. These typefaces are appropriate for dictionaries, language guides, linguistic texts, or wherever else spoken sounds need to be typographically represented.

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:

ITC Stone Serif Std Bold
ITC Stone Serif Std Medium
ITC Stone Serif Std Phonetic

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
ITC Stone Serif Std Bold [none] ITC Stone Serif Std Bold
ITC Stone Serif Std Bold Italic ITC Stone Serif Std Bold Italic
ITC Stone Serif Std Medium [none] ITC Stone Serif Std Medium
ITC Stone Serif Std Medium Italic ITC Stone Serif Std Medium Italic
ITC Stone Serif Std Medium Bold ITC Stone Serif Std Semibold
ITC Stone Serif Std Medium Bold, Italic ITC Stone Serif Std Semibold Italic
ITC Stone Serif Std Phonetic [none] ITC Stone Serif Std Phonetic

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 ITC Stone Serif Std: version 2.102 created on Tue Apr 5 09:43:46 2011.

version 2.101 created 2011/04/05

version 2.066 created 2009/11/23

version 2.056 created 2009/07/28

version 2.041 created 2007/08/16

version 1.009 created 2003/01/14

version 1.018 created 2002/02/07

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