Adobe® Gujarati Read Me


This document contains late-breaking product information, updates, and troubleshooting tips.

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

The Adobe Gujarati typeface was designed by David Březina for Adobe from 2012 to 2013. Gujarati script expert Fiona Ross consulted on the design, with Kalapi Gajjar-Bordawekar and Hitesh Malaviya providing feedback. This type family was designed to harmonize with Adobe Devanagari, both in terms of apparent size and style, to ensure the two families could be typeset together as a system. The primary intended usage — for printed outputs, particularly continuous text settings — guided the design direction.The letter construction is based on traditional Gujarati calligraphy and features a contrast distribution somewhat lower than the norm so as to maintain strong, legible forms at small sizes. The design features careful attention to shaping and details that allow these typefaces to also serve well as display types at larger sizes. The Adobe Gujarati fonts comply with the Unicode standard for character encoding and leverage the technology of OpenType® to produce correct script shaping and accurate mark placement. As much as possible, conjuncts are formed using a combination of half forms of consonants and careful kerning to maintain a minimal glyph set. For more intricately formed conjuncts, the fonts feature an extensive set to cover all of the most widely occurring syllables in the Gujarati language. The length of the ikars—િ and ી—varies automatically according to adjacent letter or conjunct width. Proper shaping of rukars on vertical stems is achieved with smart OpenType substitutions in these contexts. Careful attention has been given to the placement of all vowel signs and modifiers. The fonts include both proportional and tabular numerals in Indian and European styles. The Adobe Gujarati fonts are further examples of Adobe’s high standards in design and acute attention to technical quality, and provide an excellent alternative to existing digital Gujarati types.

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:

Adobe Gujarati Bold
Adobe Gujarati Regular

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
Adobe Gujarati Bold Bold Adobe Gujarati Bold
Adobe Gujarati Regular [none] Adobe Gujarati Regular

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 Adobe Gujarati: version 1.031 created on Fri Aug 9 18:21:57 2013.

version 1.031 created 2013/08/09

Known issues

Customer care

Customer Service
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Support Plan Options and Technical Resources
If you require technical assistance for your product, including information on free and paid support options and troubleshooting resources, more information is available at http://www.adobe.com/go/support/. Outside of North America, go to http://www.adobe.com/go/intlsupport/. Font specific resources include the Font Folio and Type Product Help page and the Adobe Type user-to-user forums.

Other resources

Adobe Type Showroom
Index page for all family Read Me files


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created 2013 Aug 28