Notes on the Type

Reader’s Digest CE

Nearly everyone has seen Reader’s Digest, but I was surprised to learn that there are more than 50 editions throughout the world. On the technical side of typography, this fact highlighted for us the vital need for backward compatibility: we were able to supply Freight with a variety of 8-bit encodings for reliable localized typesetting. The new look extends to the Large Print versions.

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Testing Versions of Our Families
A toothsome historical revival, capturing the warm rationality of the late 1700s.
An oldstyle slab serif typeface in six weights, inspired by Classical period handicraft.
A mélange of time-honored historical styles, commissioned by periodicals.
An unorthodox rounded sans serif with a broad range of moods.
WHAT IS A TESTING FONT?

It’s a way to try out a font for free. Testing font licenses are for a fully functional version of the complete font family. The word “testing” is in the file name, and usage is restricted.

AM I PERMITTED TO SHARE DRAFTS MADE WITH TESTING FONTS?

You can share files with members of the design and approval team (your supervisor, the client) during the testing process. They must be informed of the testing font restrictions.

WHAT CAN’T I DO WITH TESTING FONTS?

The primary limitation is that testing fonts are not permitted to be used in any manner that is seen outside of the design and approval team. You can’t publish or publicize materials containing the fonts in any way, including via static imagery or in “teaser” posts. This includes internal announcements or communications.