Invest NI Provides Grant to Monotype Ltd in Belfast to Help Fuel R&D
Invest NI announced that it has provided Monotype, Ltd, a Belfast subsidiary of Monotype Imaging, Inc. with a grant in the amount of roughly £400,000 GBP to help fuel additional research and development around the Monotype Web Font Platform, part financed by the EU Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme for Northern Ireland 2014-2020. Introduced to market in May 2015, the Monotype Web Font Platform enables HTML5 authoring tool providers to add comprehensive Web font support to their solution and extend access to nearly 100,000 different fonts within their UI, with minimal integration and engineering effort.
Google and Monotype are making history. The two partnered together to create Noto: a typeface more than five years in the making. The new typeface family can be used across 100 writing systems and contains 800 languages.
The Noto project, a collaborative effort of Google and Monotype, is the most comprehensive type project in history. Noto includes Latin, Cyrillic and emoji, plus numbers, symbols and even musical notation, in various serif and san serif styles.
Google and Monotype teamed up for the Noto Project which allows text to be written in all languages without the fear of the dreaded “tofu” boxes appearing, which happens when someone writes in a font or language not supported by Unicode.
Expansive type project helps to enable global communication
Designed over five years with the aim of encompassing all languages with a harmonious look and feel, the Google Noto project saw the creation of a typeface family that promotes global communications across borders, languages, cultures and time periods. The font family now covers over 800 languages and 100 writing scripts, including an array of serif and sans serif styles across up to eight weights, plus numbers, emoji, symbols, and musical notations.
Alan Kitching a Life in Letterpress, sponsored by Monotype
The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland
This exhibition is a landmark event. It will not only show finished pieces of work but showcase the method and process behind key works with sketches, proofs and roughs gathered from Alan’s own archive. Objects, artefacts and equipment from Alan’s workshops will enlighten visitors to the inspiration and motivation behind the work.