Render beautiful, legible type on any screen

Our Monotype iType® font engine delivers high quality text to your screens in many of world's spoken languages

Monotype iType

Putting text on screen is a demanding business. It’s all about converting individual characters into pixels, preserving their legibility so that text remains easy to read — and delivering them in a matter of milliseconds.

The iType font engine is a flexible font rendering solution optimized for efficiency and speed that renders characters on screen with absolute clarity. Embedded in products, the iType font engine is a piece of software that requires only minimal space and is easily integrated, so it doesn’t slow anything else down, even in the smallest, most memory-constrained devices.

Power of scalable type. Screens of any size.

You need a font engine that you, your customers, and your users can rely on – no matter what device you put in their hands.

Legibility at any scale

Scalable, legible fonts, even at extraordinarily small sizes.

Quality rendering

Monotype Edge™ tuning and rendering technologies for making precise adjustments to the darkness and sharpness of a font, something not offered through Freetype.

Wide device compatibility

Render readable text on tablets, smart phones, televisions, navigation devices, portable media players, game devices, digital cameras and console displays – and more.

Big performance, small footprint

Compact file size, selective build-time resource use, multithreading and high-speed caching provide efficient implementation and optimal device performance.

Memory-optimizing advantages

Our compression and decompression algorithms reduce font data, file size and bandwidth – while utilizing only the relevant data – for significant memory savings.

Industry standards

Based on TrueType and OpenType standards – along with extensive accessibility to 3rd-party devices and applications through plug-ins.

Simple OEM integration

iType supports standards and specifications that make it easy to download and display fonts on a wide range of display environments.

Take control of type quality

Ligatures - off
Ligatures - on
Ordinals - off
Ordinals - on
Alternates - off
Alternates - on
Small Caps - off
Small Caps - on

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.