Even if you can’t control the viewing environment
From AMOLED to Quantum Dot, the devices developed by manufacturers today use a variety of displays, all with varying resolutions and characteristics that affect how text appears – and that makes it difficult for OEMs to achieve a consistent, high-quality display.
An optional plug-in for the iType® font engine, Monotype’s family of Edge font rendering technologies ensures that fonts look their very best regardless of the display environment in which they appear.
Edge enables precise font tuning, which provides the ability to make on-the-fly adjustments to thickness and sharpness, ensuring that text appears clearly at any size. But it doesn’t end there - it also enables OEMs to extend adjustment control to end users as well, ensuring a brilliant reading experience.
Create your user interface just once – and all give your users the best-possible type display
Automatically performing of both static and real-time tuning and hinting help to ensure optimal legibility at all display formats, sizes, and resolutions.
Allow text to be further tuned based on user preference or environmental factors, such as adjusting for bright sunshine or darkness.
Optimize text across product families or a range of devices, and enable a single UI to be ported to other devices while adjusting characteristics for maximum readability.
In memory-constrained environments, making a font thicker or thinner can eliminate the need to install additional fonts, saving considerable space.
Maximum flexibility and precision to optimize the text across products of varying display characteristics, with precise adjustments for darkness and sharpness.
Edge360™ enables GPU text effects for UIs, applications and games, including zooming, rotating in three dimensions, and outline effects such as glow.
Power the generation of distance fields dynamically enabling your users to tune and render fonts, in real time.
By rendering OpenType font files, you can unlock a treasure trove of creative options to enrich the user experience on your device. OpenType files contain extra sets of rules. One set of rules is called Glyph Positioning and it enables typographic controls for designers such as ligatures, alternative characters and numerals, and small caps.
Say you type the word ‘office’. With Glyph Positioning, you could choose the series of characters, ‘ffi’, to be replaced with a single ffi-ligature. Using our WorldType® Layout Engine, these OpenType rules are recognized and applied as you type. In the case of ‘ffi’, it works out the position of the ligature character and hands over an image of it that can be displayed on-screen.