Trajan® Pro 3 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

Since its initial release in 1989, Trajan has risen to international popularity as a distinctive and versatile display type family. Carol Twombly's sensitive interpretation of the Roman capitals inscribed at the base of Trajan's column in Rome serves as a testament to her skills as a designer, and to the craftsmanship of the ancient lettering artists who devised these elegant and enduring letterforms. Responding to requests from our customers for broader language coverage and for more weights, Adobe® set out to extend the family. Principal Designer Robert Slimbach added Greek and Cyrillic as well as four new weights - two lighter than the original offering, and two heavier. The extended family now provides users with a range of six weights that vary in personality and function. Alongside his extension of Trajan Pro, Robert also created the Trajan Sans type family, which offers users a contemporary and stylish variation of the original seriffed design (see Related OpenType® Packages link below)

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:

Trajan Pro 3
Trajan Pro 3 Black
Trajan Pro 3 Bold
Trajan Pro 3 ExtraLight
Trajan Pro 3 Light
Trajan Pro 3 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
Trajan Pro 3 Bold Trajan Pro 3 Regular
Trajan Pro 3 Black [none] Trajan Pro 3 Black
Trajan Pro 3 Bold [none] Trajan Pro 3 Bold
Trajan Pro 3 ExtraLight [none] Trajan Pro 3 ExtraLight
Trajan Pro 3 Light [none] Trajan Pro 3 Light
Trajan Pro 3 Semibold [none] Trajan Pro 3 Semibold

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 Trajan Pro 3: version 1.012 created on Wed Aug 15 16:55:20 2012.

version 1.011 created 2012/08/15

version 1.010 created 2012/06/22

version 1.009 created 2012/02/23

version 1.008 created 2012/02/22

version 1.007 created 2012/02/13

version 1.006 created 2012/02/01

version 1.004 created 2011/10/12

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