Tekton® 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


The introduction of Tekton Pro, an Adobe® Originals design expanded for OpenType®, makes one of Adobe's most popular typefaces even more useful. Tekton, designed by David Siegel with assistance from Tom Rickner, Tobias Frere-Jones and Jill Pichotta, was originally released in 1989. Later work on this family was done by Jim Wasco and Christopher Slye. Tekton is an Adobe® Original type family that is based on the hand-lettering of Seattle-based architect and author Francis D.K. Ching. Although Tekton was initially designed by Siegel, a former draftsman, with architects in mind (Tekton is the Greek word for builder), it quickly found a much broader audience. The simple, clean letterforms work well with architectural and engineering drawings, while the personalized, informal character of the design, combined with its clear legibility, makes it well suited to correspondence, invitations, and signage. Tekton Pro's variety of weights and widths, greatly expanded character set and more extensive kerning means designers can meet even the most demanding requirements of contemporary graphic design and typography.

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:

Tekton Pro
Tekton Pro Cond
Tekton Pro Ext
Tekton Pro Light
Tekton Pro LightCond
Tekton Pro LightExt

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
Tekton Pro [none] Tekton Pro Regular
Tekton Pro Italic Tekton Pro Oblique
Tekton Pro Bold Tekton Pro Bold
Tekton Pro Bold, Italic Tekton Pro Bold Oblique
Tekton Pro Cond [none] Tekton Pro Condensed
Tekton Pro Cond Italic Tekton Pro Condensed Oblique
Tekton Pro Cond Bold Tekton Pro Bold Condensed
Tekton Pro Cond Bold, Italic Tekton Pro Bold Condensed Oblique
Tekton Pro Ext [none] Tekton Pro Extended
Tekton Pro Ext Italic Tekton Pro Extended Oblique
Tekton Pro Ext Bold Tekton Pro Bold Extended
Tekton Pro Ext Bold, Italic Tekton Pro Bold Extended Oblique
Tekton Pro Light [none] Tekton Pro Light
Tekton Pro Light Italic Tekton Pro Light Oblique
Tekton Pro LightCond [none] Tekton Pro Light Condensed
Tekton Pro LightCond Italic Tekton Pro Light Condensed Oblique
Tekton Pro LightExt [none] Tekton Pro Light Extended
Tekton Pro LightExt Italic Tekton Pro Light Extended Oblique

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 Tekton Pro: version 2.073 created on Fri Oct 19 15:55:45 2012.

version 2.073 created 2012/10/19

version 2.072 created 2012/06/21

version 2.071 created 2011/10/31

version 2.070 created 2011/03/23

version 2.045 created 2009/11/23

version 2.035 created 2009/07/28

version 2.020 created 2007/08/16

version 1.005 created 2000/05/16

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