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Typographer’s Glossary

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Here’s a glossary of common type terminology, which along with the FAQs may answer many font related questions. If the information you need isn’t here, call us.

Adobe Type Manager (ATM)
A font utility published by Adobe that allowed computers to use PostScript Type 1 fonts. Since Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Mac OS X natively support PostScript and thus do not require ATM, this PostScript font rasteriser has become obsolete on current computer systems. However, ATM Light is required for previous versions of Mac OS, including Mac OS X Classic, and for previous versions of Windows, including Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0.

ATM Light 4.61 for Mac (.hqx / 3.43 MB)
ATM Light 4.1 for Windows 95/98/ME/NT4 (.exe / 12.11 MB )