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Monotype partners with Google to offer new design tool to Web Font customers

Monotype Imaging Holdings, a provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has teamed up with Google. A new, free public version of Monotype’s Typecast application can now be accessed through Google Fonts.

The goal is to help users create better quality Web typography, says Chris Roberts, vice president and general manager of Monotype’s e-commerce group. The premium version of the Typecast application enables typographic experimentation. In this new public version, users are able to select any font on the Google Fonts website and then follow the link to the Typecast application.

From there, designers can work with that font (and the complete Google Fonts library) on text of any length and use a wide range of type controls to build readable type systems through adjustments such as font size, weight and line spacing. Designers can also work with Web fonts side-by-side to see at a glance what’s working and what’s not. For more info go to .

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