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      The Heart of an Englishman: Remembering Mark Barratt

      A singularly bright and shining spirit has left this world. Mark Barratt passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021, at age 68, after bravely battling an illness that took him far too soon.

      atypi.org

      Riccardo Sartori

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      Unicode 14 has been released

      “Unicode 14.0 adds 838 characters, for a total of 144,697 characters. These additions include 5 new scripts, for a total of 159 scripts, as well as 37 new emoji characters.

      The new scripts and characters in Version 14.0 add support for lesser-used languages and unique written requirements worldwide, including numerous symbols additions. Funds from the Adopt-a-Character program provided support for some of these additions.”

      www.unicode.org

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      Announcing the availability of Unified Text Engine in Photoshop Beta

      Photoshop Beta now includes Unified Text Engine, which provides seamless unified typographical support for scripts and languages across the world, including Arabic, Hebrew, Indic scripts, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.

      community.adobe.com

      Riccardo Sartori

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      Monotype acquires Hoefler & Co.

      “In the world of type design, there are few names as well-regarded as Hoefler&Co,” said Monotype CEO, Ninan Chacko. “By adding Hoefler&Co’s premier library and design expertise, we can better serve the creative community through Monotype Fonts, while expanding on our mission to elevate the value of typography in driving commerce and culture.”

      www.monotype.com

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      Typographic Histories: Three Decades of Research

      “Our Virtual Special Issue on ‘Typographic Histories: Three Decades of Research’ is now available online! Read the introduction and 12 articles.”

      academic.oup.com

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      Registration for Typewknd 2021 is open

      We’re an online-only type conference for everyone who sees, draws, makes, studies, and sells type.

      2021.typewknd.com

      Riccardo Sartori

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      Advance registration for TypeCon2021 is open

      Advance registration for TypeCon2021: Together is now open while the program schedule is being finalised.
      The virtual event organised by SOTA will take place October 21st–24th, while the discounted pricing will be available only until September 6th.

      www.typecon.com

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      RoboFont version 4 released

      “After an intensive rewrite the RoboFont Team is happy to present your RoboFont 4!”

      forum.robofont.com

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