Hamburg (Germany) 04/15/2016
Hamburg (Germany), 15 April
URW++, the Hamburg-based
developer and designer of digital typefaces and a Global Graphics company,
has announced today that its Latin fonts will be sold in Japan from Good
Farm Planning’s popular font download site “Font Factory” (http://www.fontfactory.jp/
widely used by graphic designers and creative agencies.
Font Factory was launched in
2010, handles thirty different font vendors’ fonts and has had in excess
of 20,000 downloads. Customers are able to select the font that best meets
their needs from a vast font lineup.
URW++is a world-class digital
foundry with over 40 years’ experience and was acquired by Global Graphics
in September 2015. URW++ invented their IKARUS system for font design and
production in 1978 and today it is still used by all major type foundries
in Japan. In addition to URW++’s standard library of high-quality Latin
fonts, URW++ continuously releases new, fresh and contemporary type designs
created in their Hamburg studio.
Yusuke Seo, a director of Good
Farm Planning said “GFP has been mainly selling Japanese fonts initially.
We have been planning to expand Latin font lineup to accommodate various
requests from design agencies.
URW++ is a notable worldwide brand name and has many outstanding fonts
that will allow GFP will be able to satisfy vast customer needs."
Takao Nakayama, a director
of Good Farm Planning said “I am very pleased that we will be selling
URW++ fonts from our Font Factory download site because the URW++ collection
consists of vast selection of high-quality font collections such as Daimler's
corporate fonts known as Corporate ASE. Under this agreement, GFP can enrich
its Latin font lineups and can provide many choices from a vast new collection
to GFP users. Looking ahead I would like to focus on promotion so that
users understand the usefulness of fonts in their design work and so as
to announce existence of superior fonts."
Yoshiyuki Hagiwara, the director
of Global Graphics KK in Tokyo said ”I am very pleased that GFP ended
up selling URW++ fonts from what is one of the highest performing font
download sites Font Factory. We will make our best efforts to promote the
URW++ brand name as well as Global Graphics so as to improve popularity
in Japan. We will also focus on promoting URW++’s “Global Fonts” to
device manufacturers who develop printer, mobile, and other IoT (Internet
of Things) devices for the rapidly developing Asian market.”
URW++ sells not only Latin
fonts but also Global Fonts. All Global Fonts contain approximately 35.000
to 65,000 glyphs including complete CJK ( Chinese, Japanese, Korean)glyph
set. Besides all Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic glyphs and the complete CJK
glyph set, Nimbus Sans Global, Nimbus Roman Global and Nimbus Mono, Global
Fonts also cover Japanese Katakana and Hiragana plus Korean Hangual syllables.
Furthermore, URW++ supports Armenain, Georgian, Thai, Arabic (including
Farsi and Urdu) and Hebrew as well as Devanagari (Hindi).
URW++++, being the inventor
of digital outline fonts and a pioneer in font technology, has developed
and licensed its IKARUS software for more than 30 years for and to Asian
customers, enhancing the system step by step to meet the requirements of
non-Latin font design and digitization, above all Chinese, Japanese, and
Korean Kanji and Hangul. We have learned quite a lot about these scripts
and also produced our own range of CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) fonts
together with our Asian cooperation and Joint Venture partners.
About Global Graphics
Global Graphics (Euronext:
GLOG) is a leading developer of software platforms for digital printing,
digital document and PDF applications, including the Harlequin RIP. Customers
Quark, Canon, Delphax, Kodak and Agfa
roots of the company go back to 1986
and to the iconic university town of Cambridge, and, today the majority
of the R&D team is still based near here. There are also offices
near Boston, Massachusetts and in Tokyo
Additional information is available at http://www.globalgraphics.com
About Good Farm Planning
Good Farm Planning (GFP) is
a design coordination company that provides planning, creating, marketing
services for digital content. Initially, GFP provided corporate licenses
to printer and application software manufacturers. In 2010, GFP launched
the font download site "Font Factory" to make it possible to
provide design tools that assist a personal user's creativeness. Additional
information is available at http://www.gf-p.jp/
Jill Taylor, Corporate Communications Director Global Graphics Software
Tel +44 (0)1223 926489
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Paula Halpin, PR & Marketing Executive
Global Graphics Software
Tel: +44 (0)1223 926017
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