Monotype’s screen imaging solutions encompass some of the world’s best and most popular typeface designs, as well as advanced type technology for display environments. Our type experts are also available for custom work and consultation. As a celebrated typeface brand for more than 100 years, Monotype today provides the typefaces, technology and expertise needed to enable the best user experiences and ensure brand integrity, regardless of device, platform or language.
The Monotype Spark solution
The Monotype® Spark solution is a collection of our popular font rendering technologies that have been re-architected for low-end environments and allow you to take advantage of scalable text, without significant tradeoffs in memory or cost.
The Monotype Spark solution includes the iType® Spark font scaling engine and WorldType® Shaper Spark complex script shaping solution. Give your customers access to more languages, more font sizes, with less complexity.
iType: Fast and legible, any size and any screen
The iType® font engine ensures clear, legible type on a wide range of consumer electronics devices. In addition, OEMs using popular development environments such as the Android™ platform can incorporate iType into their products easily, while integrating powerful font rendering technologies quickly through iType Connects™ plug-ins.
WorldType Layout Engine & WorldType Shaper: Support for non-Latin languages
Writing systems such as Arabic, Hindi and Thai have complex characters and unique positioning and shaping requirements. Monotype supports multilingual environments with a modular software library for rendering text in multiple languages. Our technology includes a set of APIs that ensure the highest quality and truest fidelity so global users can interact in their native tongues.
Edge & Edge 360: High fidelity, high creativity
Two powerful products based on the same rendering technology, performing two important but diverse functions: ensuring fidelity and enabling creativity. Edge™ technology preserves the look of non-Latin fonts even at small sizes, while Edge360™ technology gives users the ability to rotate and zoom text, as well as apply 3D and other special effects.
Font Tuning: Clarity on any display
The same great type can look very different on different device displays. Monotype’s Edge technology enables OEMs to integrate font-tuning capabilities to ensure that our type looks consistently excellent at any size and on any device. OEMs can also make it so their end-user customers can make adjustments themselves.
SmartHint: Intelligent solution for stroke fonts
Stroke-based fonts, such as East Asian typefaces, have intricate details that make clear display challenging. That’s why OEMs rely on Monotype’s SmartHint™ technology, which combines the expertise of our type designers and our engineers to ensure that stroke-font characters look their best at any size on any screen.
Type Enhancements for Android: Making a good thing better
People love their Android phones and the remarkable capabilities they are known for. Thanks to Monotype, excellent-quality type is another of its capabilities. Monotype’s Type Enhancements for Android allows OEMs to tailor their products with a wide range of type-related features and functions that Android users crave.
FlipFont: Personalizing mobile phones with type
Mobile phone users consider their devices to be an extension of themselves. With Monotype’s FlipFont™ application, they can now customize their phones with easy access to a wide selection of fonts that they can view, purchase and download. This allows them to change the look and feel of their phones to suit their tastes and moods.
eText Typefaces: Typefaces for High-Quality e-Reading Experiences
Reading on screen is simply a fact of life for most of us today. And for consumer devices to serve us best, the text needs to be easy and enjoyable to read no matter what screen you’re using.
Developed initially to reduce load times for Chinese, Japanese and Korean fonts, dynamic subsetting allows all Web fonts to load faster – even when delivered to mobile devices over mobile networks.