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OpenType:
Best for desktop publishing and is the most full-featured font format (although OT-savvy apps such as InDesign are required to access advanced typographic control).

Office:
Created for use with Microsoft Office.

Web:
Optimized for use exclusively on web pages. Self-hosted or hosted through Typekit, these fonts are perpetually licensed based on the number of pageviews per month for all sites in an organization using the font.

App+:
For embedding into mobile apps, eBooks, games, editable PDFs, embedded applications, and more. Unlimited usage for the duration of the licensing term.

Sun

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Sun is a headline and text face in two widths, designed for impact and clarity. The typeface was originally developed as part of Sun® Microsystems’ corporate identity, in close collaboration with the company’s Art Director, Chris Haaga. Sun wanted a display face that was similar to sans-serif headline faces in US newspapers – i.e., rather condensed and heavy. Luc(as) recalls: “Chris had interestingly bizarre design ideas and the process took a long time. He showed me reference examples of two fonts that I would never have given a second look.”

As the Sun sans serif had to have an American look and feel, Luc(as) decided to refrain from using diagonal stress, the trademark construction principle of his other sans serif faces. Instead, he created subtle weight differences in the character strokes in a time-consuming intuitive trial and error process.

After the exclusivity period expired, the Sun family was expanded, initially for use by the Berlin weekly newspaper Jungle World. For the retail version, which was released in 2000, the family was completed with Italics for the Condensed version.

 
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