Times™ 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


In 1931, The Times of London commissioned the Monotype Corporation, under the direction of Stanley Morison, to design a newspaper typeface. According to Morison: “The Times, as a newspaper in a class by itself, needed not a general trade type, however good, but a face whose strength of line, firmness of contour, and economy of space fulfilled the specific editorial needs of The Times.” Times New Roman, drawn by Victor Lardent and initially released in 1932, was the result. Research into legibility and readability led to a design that was unique in newspaper typography; it was based on old style (or Garalde) types, and had greater contrast and was more condensed than previous newspaper types.

When the London Times, for whom Monotype designed Times New Roman, switched to machine-set type, they used Linotype equipment. Monotype licensed Times New Roman to Linotype, who optimized it for the new technology. Adobe's main Times Roman font family uses Linotype's 12-point design. There are a variety of differences between the Linotype and Monotype cuts of Times, though most are very subtle.

Adobe's Times Phonetic typefaces, sold as a separate group, are based on the Linotype Times Roman. They comprise linguistic symbols, letters, and diacritical marks for use in dictionaries, language guides, linguistics texts, or wherever else spoken sounds need to be typographically represented. Times Phonetic is optimized for use at small settings (8-point) to work well in dictionaries, but works well at normal text sizes as well.

Both the Linotype and Monotype versions of Times continue to be very popular, particularly for newspapers, magazines, and corporate communications such as proposals and annual reports.

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:

Times LT Std
Times LT Std ExtraBold
Times LT Std Phonetic
Times LT 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
Times LT Std [none] Times LT Std Roman
Times LT Std Italic Times LT Std Italic
Times LT Std Bold Times LT Std Bold
Times LT Std Bold, Italic Times LT Std Bold Italic
Times LT Std ExtraBold [none] Times LT Std Extra Bold
Times LT Std Phonetic [none] Times LT Std Phonetic
Times LT Std Semibold [none] Times LT Std Semibold
Times LT Std Semibold Italic Times LT 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 Times LT Std: version 2.126 created on Tue Apr 5 09:44:09 2011.

version 2.125 created 2011/04/05

version 2.090 created 2009/11/23

version 2.080 created 2009/07/28

version 2.050 created 2007/08/16

version 1.040 created 2002/10/12

Known issues

Customer care

Customer Service
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Support Plan Options and Technical Resources
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Other resources

Adobe Type Showroom
Index page for all family Read Me files

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created 2013 Jan 14