Arno™ Pro 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

Named after the Florentine river which runs through the heart of the Italian Renaissance, Arno draws on the warmth and readability of early humanist typefaces of the 15th and 16th centuries. While inspired by the past, Arno is distinctly contemporary in both appearance and function. Designed by Adobe® Principal Designer Robert Slimbach, Arno is a meticulously-crafted face in the tradition of early Venetian and Aldine book typefaces. Embodying themes Slimbach has explored in typefaces such as Minion and Brioso, Arno represents a distillation of his design ideals and a refinement of his craft.

As a multi-featured OpenType® font format family, with the most extensive Latin-based glyph complement Adobe has yet offered, Arno offers extensive pan-European language support, including Cyrillic and polytonic Greek. The family also offers such typographic niceties as five optical size ranges, extensive swash italic sets, and small capitals for all covered languages.

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:

Arno Pro
Arno Pro Caption
Arno Pro Display
Arno Pro Light Display
Arno Pro SmText
Arno Pro Smbd
Arno Pro Smbd Caption
Arno Pro Smbd Display
Arno Pro Smbd SmText
Arno Pro Smbd Subhead
Arno Pro Subhead

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
Arno Pro [none] Arno Pro Regular
Arno Pro Italic Arno Pro Italic
Arno Pro Bold Arno Pro Bold
Arno Pro Bold, Italic Arno Pro Bold Italic
Arno Pro Caption [none] Arno Pro Caption
Arno Pro Caption Italic Arno Pro Italic Caption
Arno Pro Caption Bold Arno Pro Bold Caption
Arno Pro Caption Bold, Italic Arno Pro Bold Italic Caption
Arno Pro Display [none] Arno Pro Display
Arno Pro Display Italic Arno Pro Italic Display
Arno Pro Display Bold Arno Pro Bold Display
Arno Pro Display Bold, Italic Arno Pro Bold Italic Display
Arno Pro Light Display [none] Arno Pro Light Display
Arno Pro Light Display Italic Arno Pro Light Italic Display
Arno Pro SmText [none] Arno Pro SmText
Arno Pro SmText Italic Arno Pro Italic SmText
Arno Pro SmText Bold Arno Pro Bold SmText
Arno Pro SmText Bold, Italic Arno Pro Bold Italic SmText
Arno Pro Smbd [none] Arno Pro Semibold
Arno Pro Smbd Italic Arno Pro Semibold Italic
Arno Pro Smbd Caption [none] Arno Pro Semibold Caption
Arno Pro Smbd Caption Italic Arno Pro Semibold Italic Caption
Arno Pro Smbd Display [none] Arno Pro Semibold Display
Arno Pro Smbd Display Italic Arno Pro Semibold Italic Display
Arno Pro Smbd SmText [none] Arno Pro Semibold SmText
Arno Pro Smbd SmText Italic Arno Pro Semibold Italic SmText
Arno Pro Smbd Subhead [none] Arno Pro Semibold Subhead
Arno Pro Smbd Subhead Italic Arno Pro Semibold Italic Subhead
Arno Pro Subhead [none] Arno Pro Subhead
Arno Pro Subhead Italic Arno Pro Italic Subhead
Arno Pro Subhead Bold Arno Pro Bold Subhead
Arno Pro Subhead Bold, Italic Arno Pro Bold Italic Subhead

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.

Optical Sizes

Typefaces with optical size variants have had their designs subtly adjusted for use at specific point size ranges.

Please see Adobe Type - Optical Sizes for a current discussion of the uses of optical sizes.

This capability reintroduces one of the features of hand-cut metal type, which uses a separate font for each point size and is often optically adjusted. This is an advantage over the current common practice of scaling a single digital type design to different point sizes, which may reduce legibility at smaller sizes or sacrifice subtlety at larger sizes. The objective of optical sizing is to maintain the integrity and legibility of the underlying typeface design throughout a range of point sizes. The adjustments typically made to the design to optimize it for different sizes are: for larger point sizes, the space between characters (letter fit) tightens, the space within characters (counterforms) closes up (i.e., the letters are slightly more condensed), the serifs become finer and the stroke contrast becomes greater, the overall weight becomes lighter, and the x-height gradually diminishes; for smaller point sizes, opposite adjustments are made. Smaller optical sizes are also useful when output resolution is very limited, such as for on-screen display. One might choose to use a smaller optical size design for creating text on buttons for a Web page, for example. These adjustments can improve the legibility of intermediate point sizes further if there is a greater change in design at smaller sizes than at larger sizes. For example, the difference in design between Caption and Regular optical sizes, which usually have a difference in intended usage size of only 4-8 points, is often almost as much as the difference between the regular and display sizes, which usually have a difference of 10-60 points.

Although any of the fonts may be used at any size, the intended point sizes for the designs of this family are:

  1. Caption: from 5.9 to 8.5 points
  2. SmText: from 8.5 to 10.9 points
  3. Body Text: from 10.9 to 14.0 points
  4. Subhead: from 14.0 to 21.5 points
  5. Display: from 21.5 to 72.0 points

Release Notes

For all fonts of family Arno Pro: version 1.140 created on Thu Oct 18 14:06:56 2012.

version 1.140 created 2012/10/18

version 1.139 created 2012/10/10

version 1.138 created 2012/06/15

version 1.088 created 2011/11/07

version 1.085 created 2011/06/25

version 1.084 created 2011/03/23

version 1.073 created 2011/02/03

version 1.057 created 2010/12/01

version 1.055 created 2010/11/23

version 1.054 created 2010/11/16

version 1.039 created 2010/04/21

version 1.038 created 2009/11/23

version 1.028 created 2009/09/2

version 1.027 created 2009/07/28

version 1.012 created 2008/12/8

version 1.011 created 2007/01/10

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
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created 2013 Jan 14