By using component outlines, versus entire character outlines, ACAF offers significant benefits over standard True Type or Open Type font formats. Some fonts are great, such as 5&up-Namco, 5&up-Airport, 5&up-KC, 5&up-Peanuts, and 5&up-Sega. [ Japanese free font maker specializing mainly in pixel fonts, kana, kanji, Latin. Their blurb at the launch in 2006: ACAF uses proprietary techniques to render the complex ideographs found in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) scripts. [ Japanese site with one original free font each week. He also made the handwritten kanji fonts Uzu Pen, Uzu Pencil, Uzu Kaku, Uzu Maru, Uzu Face, Uzu Of Tsuchiya B, Uzu Of Tsuchiya, Uzu Fude.In April 2005, Ascender announced that it would start selling the Microsoft font collection, which is possibly their most popular collection to date.

Diotima Classic (2008, with Gudrun Zapf von Hesse) revives Gudrun's Diotima from 1951.

In 2008-2009, Akira Kobayashi and Tom Grace unified and extended Trade Gothic to Trade Gothic Next (17 styles).

On December 8, 2010, Ascender was acquired by Monotype for 10.2 million dollars.

Their typefaces include Endurance (2004, Steve Matteson, an "industrial strength" Grotesk designed to compete with Helvetica and Arial; it supports Greek, Cyrillic and East European languages).

[ Geometrically strong fonts by Atsushi Aoki: Add Fat Man, Shade, Speedy, Round, Steel, Line, Rusty, Loops, Shark (not free), WASP (not free), Jazz, Iron Point7, Standard Bitmap Point9. Font names: Add Cityboy Normal, Add Electric City, Add Fat Man, Add Jazz, Add LGBitmap09, Add Line, Add Loops Normal, Add MBitmap06, Add Rusty, Add Shade, Add Sniper Normal, Add Speedy, Add Standard Bitmap (2011), Add Star Sugar Normal, Add Star Sugar Oblique, Add Steel, Add WBitmap09, Addround. He designed Point N (1999) at Digitalogue in their DPI72 series. They include AFP Karuta, AFPhina, AFPWaraku, AFPGagaku, AFP Kiraku, AFP Suruga.

[ Akira Hayashi (Ainezunouzu) is the Japanese designer of the experimental Latin fonts Uzu Autotwo, Uzu Balloon O, Uzu Balloon, Uzu Biscuit, Uzu Bmp01_06 (pixel), Uzu Cheese O, Uzu Cheese, Uzu Cracker and Uzu Renga.

Before that, he lived in Singapore, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro. [ Elk Grove Village, IL-based company established in 2004, which specializes in font development, licensing and IP protection.

It rose from the ashes of a major fire at Agfa/Monotype at the end of 2003.

For a project, he created the Latin poster typeface Midsummer Nights Dream. In 2012, she won the Bronze Prize in the Kanji category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Suzumushi. His typefaces: Linotype: Akko Sans and Akko Rounded (2011; Akko Rounded is situated between DIN, Isonorm and Cooper Black, while Akko Sans is an elliptical organic sans related to both DIN and Neue Helvetica), Akko Condensed (2015), Akko Pro Condensed (2015), Akko Pan-European (2015), Eurostile Next (2008, after Aldo Novarese's original), Eurostile Candy and Eurostile Unicase, Cosmiqua (2007, a lively didone serif family based on 19th century English advertising types, and in particular Miller&Richard's Caledonian Italic), Metro Office (2006, a severe sans after a family of Dwiggins from the 20s), Neuzeit Office (2006, modeled after the original sans serif family Neuzeit S, which was produced by D.

His typeface Ensoku (2013-2014) won an award at the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2014. He also studied calligraphy at the London College of Printing. Akira Kobayashi, who was based in Tokyo prior to his move to the Franfurt area, is an accomplished type designer who has created numerous typefaces for Sha-Ken, Dainippon Screen (where he made the kanji font Hiragino Mincho), Type Bank (from 1993-1997), ITC and Linotype, where he is Type Director since 2001. His numerous awards include the Type Directors Club awards in 1998 (ITC Woodland), 1999 (the art deco styled ITC Silvermoon, and ITC Japanese Garden), and 2000 (FF Clifford), the 1999 Kyrillitsa award for ITC Japanese Garden, the 3rd International Digital Type Design Contest by Linotype Library (for the informal and quirky 4-style Linotype Conrad (1999): Linotype states that Kobayashi took his inspiration from a print typeface of the 15th century created by two German printers named Konrad Sweynheim and Arnold Pannartz), and the 5th Morisawa International Typeface Competition (in which he received an Honourable Mention for his typeface Socia Oldstyle). Stempel AG and the Linotypes design studio in 1966. Stempel AG's DIN Neuzeit, created by Wilhelm Pischner between 19), DIN Next (2009, based on the classic DIN 1451), Times Europa Office (2006, modeled after the original serif family produced by Walter Tracy and the Linotypes design studio in 1974.

Its founders are Steve Matteson (type designer, formerly with Agfa/Monotype), Thomas Rickner (of Microsoft fame, where he hinted many Microsoft families), Ira Mirochnick (founder and President of Monotype Typography Inc in 1989 (where he was until 2000) and a Senior Vice President and director of Agfa Monotype Corporation (2000-2003), a self-proclaimed expert in font licensing issues and IP protection), and Bill Davis (most recently the Vice President of Marketing for Agfa Monotype).