100 Years of Monotype - Milestones
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1998 :
Monotype developed three new custom 'create and print' software products for International Paper's REY & Co division in Europe: Monotype CD ROMs bundled into the REY & Co Photo Creation, Party Kit and Business Design Kit paper products.

Sybase ships Monotype's WorldType implementation of the first fully hinted font with complete Unicode 2.0 coverage.

1999 :
Agfa Monotype was created, forming the largest font company in the world dedicated to fonts and font technologies.

Agfa Monotype released the Albany, Thorndale and Cumberland core set of fonts for new media devices. The New Media Core Fonts are designed for high legibility on low resolution devices such as computer screens, consumer electronic devices and television screens. The New Media Core Fonts have the same font metrics and widths as the Windows core fonts providing document fidelity between Windows and other operating systems. (sample font picture)


Arial Unicode, another WorldType Unicode implementation, ships with Microsoft Office 2000

Agfa Monotype holds its first Color Symposium for printer manufacturers in Tokyo.


Agfa Monotype has developed a custom software program for Lexmark that allows users to print Photo Calendars on their Lexmark ink jet printers.

Agfa becomes independent from Bayer and once again takes the name Agfa Corporation. Based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Agfa has approximately 5,000 US employees and is part of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, a worldwide technology company now headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. Agfa Typographic Systems becomes Agfa Monotype Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Agfa Corporation.

2000 :
Agfa Monotype, in conjunction with Microsoft, established Windows Color Certification program for printer manufacturers. The certification program supports the Microsoft Windows Color Quality Specifications and establishes quality standards for devices using Windows operating systems.

Agfa Monotype has acquired International Typeface Corporation (ITC). This acquisition is a natural complement to Agfa Monotype's wide range of products that focus on fonts and font technology, innovative color and screening technologies and consumer and Web-based products. ITC has been active in the OEM and retail business. Their fonts can be found in many widely used hardware and software products.

Corel licenses Albany and Thorndale families for use in their Linux OS and Office Suite to provide Corel customers with metric compatibility with the Windows core fonts.



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