Univers™ 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

History

As a student in Zurich, Adrian Frutiger began work on Univers, which would eventually be released in 1957 by the Deberny & Peignot foundry in Paris. The design is a neo-grotesque, similar to its contemporary, Helvetica. With the release of Univers, Frutiger began using numbers rather than names to designate variations of weight, width, and slope. The full Univers family consists of twenty-one typefaces, and Frutiger has used this numerical system on other designs, including Serifa and Frutiger. Linotype also has adopted this numerical system for many other faces. All twenty-one Univers faces were designed to work together, so they can be mixed in a variety of ways. Their legibility lends itself to a large variety of applications, from text and headlines to packaging and signage.

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:

Univers LT Std 39 Thin UltraCn
Univers LT Std 45 Light
Univers LT Std 47 Cn Lt
Univers LT Std 49 Light UltraCn
Univers LT Std 53 Extended
Univers LT Std 55
Univers LT Std 57 Cn
Univers LT Std 59 UltraCn
Univers LT Std 73 Black Ext
Univers LT Std 85 XBlk
Univers LT Std 93 XBlk Ext

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
Univers LT Std 39 Thin UltraCn [none] Univers LT Std 39 Thin Ultra Condensed
Univers LT Std 45 Light [none] Univers LT Std 45 Light
Univers LT Std 45 Light Italic Univers LT Std 45 Light Oblique
Univers LT Std 45 Light Bold Univers LT Std 65 Bold
Univers LT Std 45 Light Bold, Italic Univers LT Std 65 Bold Oblique
Univers LT Std 47 Cn Lt [none] Univers LT Std 47 Light Condensed
Univers LT Std 47 Cn Lt Italic Univers LT Std 47 Light Condensed Oblique
Univers LT Std 47 Cn Lt Bold Univers LT Std 67 Bold Condensed
Univers LT Std 47 Cn Lt Bold, Italic Univers LT Std 67 Bold Condensed Oblique
Univers LT Std 49 Light UltraCn [none] Univers LT Std 49 Light Ultra Condensed
Univers LT Std 53 Extended [none] Univers LT Std 53 Extended
Univers LT Std 53 Extended Italic Univers LT Std 53 Extended Oblique
Univers LT Std 53 Extended Bold Univers LT Std 63 Bold Extended
Univers LT Std 53 Extended Bold, Italic Univers LT Std 63 Bold Extended Oblique
Univers LT Std 55 [none] Univers LT Std 55 Roman
Univers LT Std 55 Italic Univers LT Std 55 Oblique
Univers LT Std 55 Bold Univers LT Std 75 Black
Univers LT Std 55 Bold, Italic Univers LT Std 75 Black Oblique
Univers LT Std 57 Cn [none] Univers LT Std 57 Condensed
Univers LT Std 57 Cn Italic Univers LT Std 57 Condensed Oblique
Univers LT Std 59 UltraCn [none] Univers LT Std 59 Ultra Condensed
Univers LT Std 73 Black Ext [none] Univers LT Std 73 Black Extended
Univers LT Std 73 Black Ext Italic Univers LT Std 73 Black Extended Oblique
Univers LT Std 85 XBlk [none] Univers LT Std 85 Extra Black
Univers LT Std 85 XBlk Italic Univers LT Std 85 Extra Black Oblique
Univers LT Std 93 XBlk Ext [none] Univers LT Std 93 Extra Black Extended
Univers LT Std 93 XBlk Ext Italic Univers LT Std 93 Extra Black 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 Univers LT Std: version 2.086 created on Wed Mar 23 16:18:46 2011.

version 2.085 created 2011/03/23

version 2.055 created 2009/11/23

version 2.045 created 2009/07/28

version 2.020 created 2007/06/13

version 1.029 created 2002/06/05

Known issues

Customer care

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Support Plan Options and Technical Resources
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Other resources

Adobe Type Showroom
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