Monotype Imaging Holdings — a provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices — has announced the Monotype Baseline platform, a cloud-based developer platform that offers access to tens of thousands of fonts.
The solution is designed to help OEMs [original equipment manufacturers], independent software vendors and developers build software products and connected devices that deliver the best user experiences, says Doug Shaw, president and chief executive officer of Monotype. Enfocus, a leading provider of tools that control the quality of PDF files for print during the document workflow process, is the first partner to implement Monotype Baseline capabilities.
The company has announced the Enfocus PitStop 12 series of PDF preflight tools, which introduce the ability to replace missing or corrupted fonts in PDF files by sourcing the correct fonts from the cloud. Using Monotype’s technology, PitStop 12 enables the automatic detection of missing or corrupted fonts, as well as the ability to automatically search to find the right ones to update the PDF with the correct fonts before it’s printed.
The Monotype Baseline platform debuts with secure, programmatic access to a searchable catalog of approximately 30,000 fonts via documented and licensed APIs [application programming interfaces], says Tim McManus, vice president of product marketing at Monotype. The fonts support more than 40 Latin-based and non-Latin languages, with more fonts expected to be available over time. The platform also includes functionality for user administration, authentication, billing and usage reporting of fonts used within partners’ products or services. For more info go to www.monotype.com/baseline .