November 9, 2023
Upgraded search experience
The upgraded inline search and browse page now stands as the standard experience on Monotype Fonts.
Enhanced inline search bar equipped with recommended and recently searched suggestions.
Added carousel of artworks and images for every font family within the search results to offer amplified font application insights and inspiration.
Added Most Recent sort option for quick access to the recently added fonts and families featuring in our ever-growing library.
Family Quick View, activated by a click on any font family. Users can:
Preview all relevant styles and facilitate custom type tester
Access Add to, Similar fonts, Sync, and Download buttons within a dedicated view on the family listing page
Style Filtering allows the search of specific styles within font families for accelerated superfamily navigation.
Accelerated load times allows a faster search experience.
Since initial release on October 18, 2023, this has been clocked at an average of half the load time when compared to previous periods.
Intuitive Filtering System
Visual indicators accompany filters, such as Monotype Tags, styles, typographic attributes, and visual traits to guide user expectations.
October 6, 2023
Translation and quality of life updates.
July 27, 2023
Keep Fonts Forever
The Keep Fonts Forever feature allows users to retain access to fonts marked as production in Monotype Fonts, even when a foundry decides to remove them from the Monotype Fonts library. This ensures that users will not lose access to these fonts and can continue using them indefinitely, regardless of any changes made by the foundry.
When a font or font family is scheduled for de-release, a yellow inline notification will appear alongside each font and family row across the platform. This notification will appear on the Browse, Font, Family, Font Set, Synced Fonts, and Favorites pages. In the event of a partial family de-release, the notification will still appear at the family level.
The notification will not be shown on web project or digital ad pages.
If there are de-released fonts in a font list, the number of de-released fonts will be visible at the top of that font list. If the font list is marked as production or contains no de-released fonts, this number will not appear.
De-release notifications and View links will not be shown for fonts marked as production.
Each notification on font and family rows will include a View link.
Clicking on the View link will trigger a modal that provides additional information about the de-released fonts. This information includes:
The de-release (or “expiry”) date
Various actions, like adding to the library, finding similar fonts, or adding all styles to a production asset.
When the modal is opened from the family row, it will display a comprehensive list of all de-released fonts that are scheduled to be removed from that font family. The same modal can also be accessed via the View link on the font row.
The modal will display a list of all de-released fonts and their respective expiry dates. It will also include Add to, Similar, and Ignore CTAs.
Clicking the Add to CTA (which is only shown to companies with production fonts enabled) will open an Add to modal showing all production assets to which that font can be added.
Clicking the Similar CTA will redirect the user to the Browse page, where they can find similar fonts.
Clicking the Add to all CTA (which is only shown to companies with production fonts enabled) will open an Add to modal, which will display all the assets to which the user can add de-released fonts from that family.
In this modal, fonts in the modal are sorted by their expiry dates, with those being de-released soon listed first.
When working with de-released production fonts, users will maintain access to all the same functionalities as before the de-release, including Search, Add to, Sync, and Download.
Any font or family that is marked as production and scheduled for de-release can still be assigned to the customer—its usage will not be impacted.
If a user wants to continue using fonts that have been de-released, they have the option to add those fonts to any production asset, thereby labeling them production fonts.
June 16, 2023
Auto-activation plugin for Adobe InDesign
Updates to plugin configuration management, easing out the mechanism of these user flows. Once auto activation is in place, the user has the ability to manipulate which versions of Adobe InDesign they need activated. The user can now also turn off auto activation after updating to the latest version of the app.
Added prompts to assist users with migrating to the new plugin and feature set.
Revamp of manual activation workflows to provide an easy-to-use interface.
Improved auto-activation efficiency, which works in tandem with manual activation.
Manual fallback for mismatch in format. Users are notified when:
The information detected is incomplete for auto activation.
The fonts detected are legacy TrueType fonts for which OpenType features are not present.
Those detected are missing curious information.
Role-based access control and manual activation fallback for users who only have access to specific lists.
Auto activation works for the fonts that you have access to. Users are also informed when they try to activate fonts they don’t have access to.
Request access flows for imported fonts.
Users are prompted to access request access to all fonts manually; these fonts are then activated automatically the next time they open the document.
Error notifications when the source document sends across incorrect activation information.
Users on older versions of macOS and Adobe InDesign can click the "reset app" button to reinstate the original flows.
Improved visibility across Monotype Fonts ecosystem
Production fonts are now visible on the desktop app as well as the web app, ensuring users are aware of font usage and compliance across the entire Monotype Fonts ecosystem.
Stability, usability, and security bug fixes
Improved troubleshooting for network errors.
Bug fixes and quality of life improvements.
May 31, 2023
Font version management
In the “My Library” section, users will see a "New version(s) available" link on rows of fonts with new versions, allowing them to update those fonts to the latest version.
Clicking the "New version(s) available" link on font rows will open a new modal showing all version details and giving the option to select your desired version and proceed with updating the selected font.
When users add a font or a font family to a font list for the first time and do not select a specific font version, the latest version will be added by default.
Users who would prefer to select a version other than the most recent should click on the “Manage versions” dropdown and make a specific selection before clicking the “Add to” button.
“Manage versions” link appear for each font in the font rows under the “Sync” dropdown on the family, browse, synced, and favorites pages.
While syncing the font list, only the version of the font that the user has added will get synced.
The "New version(s) available" link will only be available on family rows of font list pages.
The "New version(s) available" link will only appear when there is a version update for the particular font format added to the font list since new versions are distinct to formats and may not be released at the same time.
The new font version modal shows details like the version number, the nature of the updates to that font, and more.
Version details will only appear for styles for which more than one version is available, and the "Manage versions" link will only appear on font list pages if version details are available. Font version history will be available on the font family page, with the ability to add any version (whether that’s the latest version or an older version) to a list.
Version details will not be available for imported fonts.
Version details will be available for any custom/add-on fonts
The "New version available" and “Manage versions” options are visible to the following groups:
The owner of the font set in question
Users who have been granted "owner" access
May 5, 2023
Search by image using "WhatTheFont" technology
Integration of popular "WhatTheFont" tool as a new search and discovery feature in Monotype Fonts.
Users may access this feature by clicking the camera icon on the dashboard
Functionality allows users to search for fonts in the Monotype Fonts library using a search by image mechanism.
Users can upload an image from their device, drag and drop, or enter a URL to commence the search process.
Users are able to then select a portion of the image to focus the identification process on a particular area. Users can also rotate or crop the image if needed.
The image is scanned and the user is presented with a set of results that either completely match the font in their image or are closely related in terms of characteristics of the typeface.
The results are also specific to any of the subscribed channels the user has.
Users are able to save the font(s) to a list or favorite them. Alternatively, the fonts can be set to "sync" and put into use immediately.
CCJK fonts are currently not supported in this feature.
Fonts that are not part of Monotype Fonts’ library are currently excluded from this feature.
Fonts imported to the library by the user are also excluded.
April 6, 2023
Production font management for companies moving to a hierarchy structure
This update is for companies that want to enable hierarchy on their existing account. When they move to a hierarchy structure, their production fonts will now seamlessly transfer to their default division with no need for manual intervention. This ensures that you don’t have to go through the tedious process of manually re-marking production fonts to the correct division after moving to a hierarchy structure. This change further streamlines workflows and font management processes.
Differentiate between custom and default divisions
Visual clues have been added to the ‘Division’ tab and left panel to help you differentiate between custom-made divisions and default divisions.
New AI-powered tags
The tagging function remains the most utilized feature among Monotype users searching for and discovering fonts. This release sees the addition of AI-powered tags to Monotype search. We also introduced these fun and creative tags:
Enhanced role management for single sign-on (SSO) setup
With this update to the “Users” tab, admins have greater customization ability for roles within the SSO environment. Administrators can now reassign user roles, superseding any previously mapped SSO user roles.
Updates made on the “Users” tab will also persist after the session expires, which was not previously the case. Before this change, all changes made on the "Users" tab would be lost when the session timed out, with SSO always taking precedence. Keeping user role assignments up to date streamlines management of user roles and permissions.
Introducing domain-driven SSO mapping
This feature update allows companies who have enabled the Company Hierarchy feature to take advantage of more efficient domain-driven mapping options. Company administrators with hierarchy-enabled structures are no longer restricted to SSO grouping at the active directory level. Instead, they can easily activate and utilize domain-based SSO mapping by enabling the domain mapping option on the settings page.
When the domain mapping option has been activated, all team and user mappings will be displayed based on their respective domains. This feature offers administrators greater flexibility by allowing them to efficiently manage their team and user mappings in a domain-based environment.
For existing companies, here’s what you can expect when an admin switches from an active directory group mapping view to domain-based mapping:
On your login pages, you will see divisions of where you are mapped by active directory groups and domains.
You will only be able to log into divisions where you are mapped by domain, and will not be able to log into divisions where you are mapped by ad groups.
Onboarding default domain mapping should be the same as active directory default mapping.
After existing companies switch from active directory group mapping to domain-based mapping, the domain mapping field may appear blank until you log in for the first time. This occurs because mapping has not yet been established.
Comprehensive data drilldowns in usage tab
We have improved the functionality of our ‘Usage’ section to enhance the user experience. More refined drilldowns create a clearer, more comprehensive view of usage data.
Within the ‘Usage’ section, the ‘People’ tab now provides a cleaner drilldown of WebKit downloads, with the ability to see web project names and their respective download counts per user. This makes it easier to analyze and understand WebKit download metrics, so you can make more informed decisions about your web projects.
In addition, you can now export all WebKit user data, including usernames, emails, web projects, and download counts.
Other capabilities added with this release
EULA acceptance for Monotype Library Subscription (MLS) users on Monotype Fonts: If you are an MLS user migrating to Monotype Fonts, you will not need to accept the end-user license agreement (EULA) before accessing the Monotype Fonts platform.
Expired accounts blocked for greater platform security and compliance: When a user's account reaches its expiration date, they will no longer be able to log in. Blocking attempts to log into expired accounts enhances security by ensuring that only authorized users can access our platform.
Authentication provider moved from legacy database to microservice: Our authentication system has moved from a legacy database to a modern microservice architecture. The new microservice uses the latest technologies and best practices, ensuring the security of your data while increasing reliability and scalability.
Optimized SSO tab: Introducing our updated SSO tab—now 40% faster! We've optimized performance for a more seamless and secure experience.
No extra charge for add on fonts marked as production: Because you’ve already paid for add on fonts (or custom fonts), you will no longer be charged for add on fonts that are marked as production fonts using the production font tracking feature.
One variable font on production to be counted as five production fonts: Variable fonts can be used in five different ways. With this release, one variable font marked as production via the production font tracking feature is equivalent to five production fonts. The versatility of variable fonts makes them an inherently versatile and valuable addition to any font collection.
February 03, 2023
Universal installer for macOS™: The user will not have to choose between a regular installer (which runs as a Rosetta-translated program on ARM-powered machines (M1/M2), or the optimized installer that runs as a native program on ARM machines. The installer is intelligent enough to detect the underlying architecture and install the app that is built to be optimized for it.
Plugin support for Adobe CC 2023 applications. The Monotype Desktop App now supports:
Adobe Illustrator® CC 2019 through CC 2023
Adobe InCopy® CC 2019 through CC 2023
Adobe InDesign® CC 2019 through CC 2023
Adobe Photoshop® CC 2019 through CC 2023
Plugin support for Sketch v95+
Support for syncing more than 1,000 fonts on Apple macOS™ running on ARM machinery
Bug fixes and improvements
January 13, 2023
The latest version of the Monotype App is now compatible with Apple's latest update to their operating system, macOS Ventura 13.1.
This version of the app supports fonts on macOS Ventura 13.1 for:
iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers)
Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) and Microsoft Outlook
November 15, 2022
In this release of Monotype Desktop App, you can now iteratively test sample text across families and fonts without having to navigate to the web.
The Type Tester on the Monotype App allows a user to view custom sample text on multiple desktop pages. This facilitates type testing closer to the point of design.
The "Synced fonts" menu enables quick type testing, so users can decide which font to use among those already present on their desktops.
Type testing upon navigation to the library lists of choice by the user will help test glyph support within lists that they created or that are shared with them.
The family page style list allows users to test to find the right font to use for their projects.
Type testing is also available for use with system fonts.
Family page detailing improvements
Foundry information has been added to the family page, allowing more context for the user picking their favorite fonts.
UI improvement to display font styles in order of increasing weight helps the user easily identify navigation patterns.
Hierarchy-enabled companies on the desktop app
Switching between workspaces has been modernized to provide a cleaner experience moving between companies and divisions. It includes the following changes:
Allows a user to switch between workspaces of both companies and divisions
A smoother switch experience, which syncs the new lists of fonts connected with the new workspace, while the older ones are removed
Stability, usability, and security bug fixes
The auto update capabilities have been stabilized in this release.
Numerous user workflows have been accelerated with other stability and usability fixes.
October 31, 2022
Parent companies can create separate accounts for their child companies—called "divisions"—and manage workflows and licensing requirements separately. Divisions sit beneath a single parent account.
This gives divisions autonomy to use Monotype Fonts their way, while parent companies have access to an overview without needing to manage the complexities of multiple divisions.
Includes the following functionalities:
Option to enable hierarchy while creation of a new companies
Conversion of existing companies on Monotype Fonts into divisions under a single company
Management of SSO for hierarchy-enabled companies
Separate management of divisions by a designated division or company administrator
Management of users, roles, teams, and tags under a division
See usage for company and division administrators
Customized emails and notifications for administrators and users who are utilizing company hierarchy
Users can switch workspaces across multiple companies and users on the web and the app
Backward compatible company hierarchy on the desktop app through the "Switch Company" function
UI enhancements on "Manage" tab
Visual UI enhancements and fluid design improve essential functions in the administration and management sections on mobile devices.
Enhancements to the search experience
Fixes to visual filters and enhancements provide more accurate results in edge cases.
Performance improvements achieve faster load times when multiple filters are used.
Performance improvements to the displays of CCJK, Arabic, and non-Monotype imported fonts, leading to fewer appearances of tofus.
October 07, 2022
New Photoshop plugin to support missing font detection on Apple silicon machines (M1/M2 Mac).
Monotype App is now fully native for M1 processor Macs
Update to Sketch plugin
All missing font plugins are compatible with M1 machines
September 01, 2022
Version 6.0.3 (M1)
M1 Native App
The Monotype App is now fully native for M1 processor Macs.
Previously, the app was being run using Apple's emulator (Rosetta 2).
The native app will empower IT teams to ensure their users are running the optimized app to leverage M1 benefits, such as better Mac performance and battery efficiency.
August 31, 2022
Font format selection
Customers regularly using multiple formats of a font in their projects can now select specific font formats when adding to a list, web project, or digital ad.
Users who have access to the list or project can only sync those specific formats to their desktop app. This saves time and avoids accidental use of incorrect font formats for a project.
A font in a synced list will automatically be updated to the most recently added format of that font.
To enable this feature, please contact your dedicated customer success manager or reach out to [email protected] for further help.
Drill down further into usage reporting
The "Usage" tab now lets you see more details about font usage and user activity:
People Reporting: You can view the exact set of families and font styles synced by users.
Family Reporting: You can view the exact set of users who synced or downloaded a font family.
Font Reporting: You can view the exact set of users who synced or downloaded a font style.
Improvements to language filters and pangrams
Optimized CCJK filters now deliver more accurate and relevant search results.
We have introduced both Traditional and Simplified Chinese language filters and pangrams that are distinct from each other.
The relevant language pangram now displays when that corresponding language filter is selected.
UI improvements to the TypeTester make it easier to see how to filter glyphs or preview different language pangrams, and reset to the default pangram.
Request access to imported fonts
Users can now request access to imported fonts added by their company.
August 08, 2022
Version 6.0.3, Mac & Win
Updated the app framework (ElectronJS) to version 18.3 for adding security updates and stability fixes. For more details, review the Electron release notes.
July 11, 2022
Version 6.0.2, Mac & Win
July 22, 2022
New usage statistics for web projects and digital ads in the "Usage" tab
You can easily see how many web page views or impressions you have received for a web project or digital ad.
If you have exceeded your limit of web page views or impressions, there is a new option to purchase more to add to your plan.
The sort criteria "relevance" and "popularity" have been improved for use with language filters
When a language filter is selected, sorting by "relevance" now shows font families with the largest glyph coverage for the selected language.
When a language filter is selected, sorting by "popularity" now shows popular fonts according to our statistics on font usage for specific languages.
The pangram previews of font families now change according to which language filter is selected.
You can now more seamlessly switch between the available language pangrams on the Type Tester.
July 11, 2022
Version 6.0.2, Mac & Win
New plugin for Illustrator 2022 and UX improvements for app auto-launch
Missing font detection and activation are supported for Illustrator 2022.
The app will launch automatically only when missing fonts are detected.
This fixes an issue wherein imported fonts were not getting displayed in font lists when there was no default variation available.
June 24, 2022
New functionality added to the Type Tester to filter and preview different language scripts.
Language-based pangrams are now available as a drop-down list on the Type Tester on "Browse" and "My Library," so you can preview fonts using your preferred language script.
The Type Tester can be used to filter out typefaces that don’t contain the script or characters you require. Just enter your text into the Type Tester in the script you’re searching for, and only typefaces that support all the characters you've entered will appear in your results.
Updated language order on the language filter and on font and family pages.
The language filter will now show more non-Latin languages in the top 10. Individual Latin-based languages have been removed from top 10, and "Latin" has been added as the first language as a group for all Latin-based languages.
On the font and family pages, the "Supported Languages" section will now show languages in alphabetical order for easy searching.
Unified usage reporting.
Web project and digital ad reports will now be available under the "Usage" tab, instead of the "Reports" tab.
The "Reports" tab has been removed to allow a single unified "Usage" tab for all reporting.
The UI of the "Usage" tab has been updated slightly for better navigation between different reports.
UI & Security Fixes.
June 10, 2022
New AI-driven Monotype Tags enhance the discovery experience
19 new Monotype Tags let you search for typefaces by mood and feel.
The Tags are built using our AI/ML engine, meaning that description-led search results are more accurate and relevant than ever before.
Monotype Tags will be the first suggestions shown when using the search bar.
The search bar will suggest relevant Monotype Tags if you search for a synonym. For instance, if you search for "Friendly," the "Casual" Tag will be suggested.
Monotype Tags results will be automatically sorted based on best-match relevancy instead of popularity, so the most relevant results always appear first.
You can combine multiple Monotype Tags for a more specific set of results. Once a Monotype Tag is applied, only the available matching tags are displayed for selection.
Shared Library for Company Admins
The new Shared Library will give better visibility and control to Company Admins on their library structure.
Any asset that is shared with at least one more person than the creator will become part of the Shared Library, and Company Admins will be able to view and manage those assets.
Company Admins will be able to search for any asset by name and filter shared assets by asset type and asset creator.
Asset hierarchy will be shown for all assets (even if the parent asset is not a shared asset) to give Admins better visibility.
Admins can modify access to shared assets from the Shared Library tabular view, or click on the asset names and manage them from the asset page. This includes modifying access, editing details, removing fonts, copying, subsetting, etc.
Currently, Company Admins will not be able to move or add fonts to these assets.
The custom date filter on the "Usage" tab will only show months and years.
Upon company expiration or trial expiration, all company users will be logged out of the web and desktop apps automatically on next refresh.
Invite users is being rate limited, with a limit of five requests per minute.
May 11, 2022
Version 6.0.0 MAC
Easily search your font library using filters
New filtering options allow you to search fonts by style (e.g., serif, sans serif), visual properties (e.g., weight, width), and language.
Discover all fonts installed on your local system, and see them displayed alongside fonts synced from Monotype Fonts. Users will be able to filter fonts by source (Monotype, Local, and Adobe).
View the font format of each style on the family detail page.
A new in-app notification center provides you with the latest news on feature updates, font releases, and much more.
Detection of potentially conflicting font management apps triggers a warning message and suggestion to quit the conflicting app.
You can resize the app window by simply dragging it from an edge.
April 22, 2022
Better manage your imported fonts
New filters refine searching of imported fonts. Filter by web fonts/desktop fonts and private tags.
You can now update license counts in bulk and apply private tags to multiple imported fonts in one go.
Private tags applied to imported font families will be auto applied to all styles under that family, and any private tag applied to a style will be visible on the font family row.
Some bug fixes were also included with this release.
Improvements to My Library
All new web projects will be optimized for better performance and include:
Support for “font-display:swap” property in the @font-face declaration of all web fonts, so that in case of latency, the text can render with default system fonts on the web page in the meantime and page loads faster without having to wait for the font files to load completely from CDN.
Use of pre-connect URL in the embed code CSS, so that DNS resolution is preempted and web fonts load faster.
Loading WOFF2 files before WOFF files, which are up to 60 percent more efficient and decrease load times.
Enabling OpenType features by default so that a user not using subsetting can make use of all properties of the web font in the project, instead of having to explicitly enable it from subsetting modal.
The synced fonts page now shows the total number of families and the total number of fonts currently synced to the user's machine. The list of synced fonts is now paginated.
The "Sync all" button now displays the total number of fonts that will be synced by clicking it.
Emails that go out to users when a new library list or project is shared with them will now include the name of the company in addition to the name of the user who shared the list/project, to avoid confusing users with multiple company accounts/logins.
Improvements to Browse and Family pages
Preview pangrams will now be the same across font families, to more easily compare different fonts.
Preview font size selected by a user will be maintained while they browse, so their preference is remembered next time they land on a Browse page.
Hovering over a variable font will show an animated preview of the variable font demonstrating its variable properties.
You can now expand multiple family rows at once to view all styles, without collapsing any previously expanded family.
When styles under a family are expanded, they will now be lazy loaded for better experience.
A "Select all" feature has been added in a limited capacity to allow users to select all filtered fonts at once and perform bulk actions. The "Select all" option will appear only when the filtered results are less than or equal to 50 families, as that is the maximum limit for bulk actions.
Private tags applied to families will be auto applied to all of the styles under them, and any private tag applied to a style will be visible on the family row.
Improvements to the Manage section (for company admins)
While deactivating a user, company admins can now select a new user to be the owner of all the assets created by the user being deactivated.
Company admins can now revoke an invite sent that has not yet been accepted by the user, instead of waiting for 14 days for the invite to auto-cancel. There is also a new tab available on the "Users" page where all pending invites will be listed, instead of the Active users tab.
Roles that are not in use or assigned to any user can now be deleted.
User email addresses can now be updated by Company Admins, as long as the new email address is not associated with another user on any Monotype Fonts customer account. In this case, company admins will have to ask our Support Team to merge the two users.
A new role permission has been added to restrict freelancers or contractors so they can only see or share assets with those that are part of the teams assigned to them, rather than being able to see the entire company structure.
The new top header with universal search bar is now available on all pages of the platform, including the Manage section.
New trial users will be asked to self-identify themselves as Individuals, Agencies, or Businesses when they log in for the first time. This will enable personalized onboarding and support, as well as suggestions of curated plans for them.
Users can now send a request to their admins to invite teammates to their company account for collaboration. Admins will be notified of such requests and will see all such requests under the "Invited" tab on the Users page, from which they can approve or reject any request. An invitation link will be sent to the new user when the admin approves the request.
April 06, 2022
Font inspiration and artwork on Browse and font family pages
New "Inspiration view" on Browse where artwork or font-in-use examples are displayed instead of preview text.
Artwork section added to font family pages below the Type Tester, where you can see multiple artworks or font-in-use examples.
Improved UI on the Grid view and Inspiration view
Type Tester, font size slider, family sorter, and page header on Browse are now sticky and don't disappear on scrolling.
Universal search bar and new navigation bar
The search bar has been moved to the top header navigation bar and can now be universally accessed from any page.
The top header navigation bar has been revamped to include the search bar and Resources section. The secondary header (previously the Discover section) has been removed.
The Help Center link has been moved to the user profile drop-down.
Improvements to My Library
My Library page load times have been reduced considerably when there are a large number of assets created or shared with a user.
Font family counts in addition to font counts will be displayed on font list, web project, and digital ad pages.
For CCJK web fonts, if subsetted heuristically using language-based subsetting, web font size will be displayed as a range of smallest to largest subset, instead of a sum of all subsets to avoid confusion on file size and performance of heuristically subsetted web fonts.
The directory structure of web font folders and web font names in the WFS v2 self-hosting kits has been changed to be more meaningful and easy to understand.
Trial users will now be redirected to the "Plans" page when they click on the upgrade button on the top header.
When selecting a custom date for usage data in the Usage tab, the last 14 days will be shown by default.
March 09, 2022
New options for how fonts are displayed on Browse and My Library
Option to hide/show the filters pane when on the Browse page.
Ability to remove font previews by reducing the text preview size to 0 px on Browse and My Library. Removing the preview means just the font/family name is displayed, allowing you to view more options per page.
Improvements to in-app usage reporting
View usage by people, enabling admins to view top users in their accounts.
New options to view the last 90 days' usage data and custom date selection (up to a maximum of 90 days at once).
Full historical usage data available for accounts, viewable up to 90 days at once.
February 24, 2022
Updates to the browse page
Ability to select multiple fonts when using the browse page and apply actions to selected fonts in bulk, including syncing all selected fonts or adding them to a font list, digital ad, or web project.
New grid view option available when browsing fonts, in addition to the default list view.
Company Admins are now able to import web fonts (WOFF and WOFF2 font formats) and manage them alongside all other imported desktop fonts in the Imported Fonts dashboard.
After being granted access to imported web fonts by an Admin, users can add them to web projects and digital ads.
Users can use imported web fonts in web projects like they would with Monotype inventory fonts, with the ability to subset imported web fonts, download self-hosting kits, or use Monotype’s hosted web fonts service using the "embed code" option.
Users can share imported web fonts like inventory fonts by sharing web projects or digital ads with their team members.
Fonts in the Imported Fonts dashboard now have a font format label that indicates whether they are a TTF, OTF, WOFF, or WOFF2 font. Family rows have icons displayed next to them to indicate whether the imported font family contains web fonts, desktop fonts, or both.
Updated UX for applying bulk actions to imported fonts on the Imported Fonts page.
Users on a free trial will now be directed to the Monotype Fonts subscription plans page once their trial expires.
Added the ability to update emails for SSO users.
October 04, 2021
Monotype Fonts, version 5.2.3.
Monotype App font management improvements
Easily unsync a family directly from the font row.
Ability to disable all fonts in one go by choosing to deactivate all.
If required, there is an option to remove all fonts by clicking on the "Unsync all" button.
View and add your favorite families to your Library while within the app.
Enhancements to UX to identify installed font format and assist in choosing the correct format for missing font activation.
Detect and activate missing fonts in PDF for Acrobat 2020 and proceed with high-quality printing.
Support to configure HTTPS proxy server for all communications between app and servers.
Multiple users on a single Windows workstation (virtual machine) can concurrently use the Monotype App. To support this, there are two install options: per-user install and per-machine install. For more info, check out the app installation page.
August 26, 2021
Ungated Help Center and Resources: All Help Center and Resources pages can now be accessed without needing a login. This allows prospects to go through our studio content and functional resources.
Better discovery for variable fonts: Variable fonts filter added to the search page to filter the families that contain variable fonts.
Type Tester and text size slider have been added to My Library pages (including font lists, web projects, digital ads) for better previews.
Text size slider added to Search page to adjust the text sizes on font and family rows.
My Library assets can now be created on the fly directly from the “Add to” modal.
While fetching search results, the search filters will be disabled until the results have loaded.
SSO users can now onboard through the Desktop app, with no need to log into the web portal first.
Multiple users can be added to a team in a single go.
New users can be assigned teams while being invited to join the company.
Users can be restricted from creating any My Library asset based on role permission, including font lists, folders, web projects, and digital ads.
Admins can now export a list of all users in their company or a filtered subset.
On the SSO tab, the list of all unmapped SSO groups can now be collapsed/expanded for a neater view.
August 12, 2021
Enterprise analytics: Admins can now view the number of syncs and downloads for fonts and font families on their account by going to the "Usage" tab under the "Manage" section.
Web Font Service 2.0 powered Web Projects and Digital ads are here.
The new web font technology helps web fonts load faster on your websites while making it easier for your web developers to work with web fonts.
For ease of use, we have kept the experience and flow of creating, managing, and hosting the web font projects the same as before, with new tools and enhancements being added subtly to the existing flow.
More subsetting options:
All Characters subsetting option has been introduced, which will include all glyphs supported by the web font in the project kit. This will be the default subsetting for all web fonts.
Common Character subsetting has been enhanced to include all glyphs and characters of Basic Latin, Latin-1 supplement, and Latin Extended-A Unicode blocks to provide better coverage for the most frequently used characters of Latin-based languages.
Language-based subsetting has been enhanced to support subsetting for all major languages and writing systems of the world.
CJK web fonts can now be subsetted using any of the available subsetting options. Our recommendation would be to subset based on languages.
Heuristics-based subsetting for CJK web fonts.
While using language-based subsetting, if any of the CJK languages are selected, then the web font will be heuristically subsetted automatically for faster performance.
Heuristic subsetting provides pre-sliced subsets of characters based on the frequency of usage of the characters in a language. This helps browsers to quickly render fonts in right style, as the CDN delivers only the subset that contains the requested glyphs, instead of having to subset the font file in real time as the browser makes requests for each set of glyphs, causing the browser to take more time to render the text in correct style in the case of dynamic subsetting.
Web projects containing CJK web fonts can now be used with CSS embed code and/or can be self hosted.
Fewer styles enabled by default for better performance
Standard font family names and additional font properties.
Faster Self-Hosting Kit download.
Better page view and impressions tracking.
Use of Unicode ranges to load font subsets for faster font rendering.
Third-party (imported) web fonts hosting support (coming soon!)
July 14, 2021
You can now search for fonts based on typographic features like ligatures, fractions, shaping, spacing, etc.
The "About" section on the Font and Family pages will display the list of typographic features supported by that font/family.
June 14, 2021
Filter your search results based on the Contrast visual property of fonts.
Search results will show font previews based on the applied filters. For instance, if you search for Blackletter fonts, the results will display previews of Blackletter styles of the applicable font families.
June 03, 2021
Discover alternatives to top fonts from other foundries
You can now view alternatives to top fonts from other foundries with the search bar quick suggestions roll-out.
View the most popular fonts higher in the search results on the search bar quick suggestions roll-out and on the Browse page.
New foundry added.
Exljbris with 10 families
May 18, 2021
Enhanced font discovery with visual properties filter
Refine your search results using new visual sliders for font weight, width, x-height, and slant.
You can now quickly add multiple third-party fonts to one or more font lists in one go from the third-party font management page.
Improvements & fixes
Easily search for any language to apply its filter on the search results.
Unsupported characters entered in the Type Tester on the Browse page will be displayed as tofus on the family row previews, instead of in fallback font.
Desktop-only fonts will not show the option to be added to web projects or digital ads.
Bug fixes around search, where empty results were visible in font rows due to data inconsistencies.
April 22, 2021
New & improved classification data
New AI-generated classification data for Monotype IP fonts will enable more accurate search results for font classifications.
Third-party fonts of up to 30MB in size can now be uploaded to Monotype Fonts.
You can now update sharing access for multiple third-party fonts in one go.
Improvements & fixes
New improved web project and digital ad reporting with more accuracy and pagination.
SSO multi-team mapping: If you are part of multiple SSO groups, you will be associated with all the teams mapped to those SSO groups.
Font format prioritization: You can now request that we set format prioritization on your account so that you have better control over which file format your creative users install by default in case the font is available in multiple file formats (e.g., Opentype Pro CFF v/s Opentype Std CFF or Opentype Pro CFF v/s Opentype Pro TTF). Contact customer support to utilize this feature.
New Foundry added.
Adobe with 136 families
April 08, 2021
Syncing a family from a font list will only sync the styles of the family that were explicitly added to that font list.
If a My Library folder is shared with other users with "Can edit" permission, then these users will not be able to add, delete, or edit assets under that folder. They will only be able to add and remove fonts to/from the assets under that folder.
In case the browsed font family is no longer available on Monotype Fonts, you will be redirected to the Browse page with similar results.
Designer names will be sorted alphabetically on the search bar quick suggestions roll-out.
You will now be able to easily change and compare the styles of a family on the family page type tester with the new style selection dropdown.
March 25, 2021
Font lists and web projects will display only those font styles that are added explicitly to these assets, instead of all styles of the families.
Advanced install modal on family and font rows on font lists will also display only those styles that are explicitly added to the font lists.
Creators who don’t have permission to sync fonts will see the "Sync" button in a disabled state. Tooltips will guide them to contact the respective admins if they need access to this functionality.
You can now delete inactive users from your account.
While viewing similar fonts, previews will use the same pangram so that it is easier to compare fonts.
Improvements & fixes
Monotype Fonts is now HSTS secured. Follow this link to learn more.
March 11, 2021
More accurate & exhaustive language coverage
You can now search for fonts by practically any written language using the Language filter on the Browse page.
Faster My Library experience
We’ve made significant performance improvements to My Library, including pagination support so that even your larger font lists open faster.
Families will be sorted alphabetically on the assets and you can jump to any page from the pagination.
Search on Help Center and Resources
You can now easily find resources and help articles using the search on the Help Center and Resources pages.
New foundries added
February 24, 2021
Fonts on the Browse page will be displayed in order of popularity when no string is searched for explicitly.
The family rows on the Browse page now display more information such as style counts, foundry name, and previewed style name.
The default font format that will be synced/downloaded when the sync/download buttons are clicked will now be displayed below the "Sync" button on font and family rows.
February 08, 2021
New font similarity feature extends to font styles
New "Find Similar Fonts" option is now available on the font style pages.
Similar button on font pages will show the results on the Browse page, where you can also use advanced filtering options to narrow down results.
Improvements and fixes
UI improvements on the search bar quick suggestions roll-out for better search experience
January 19, 2021
A new and improved similar fonts engine
Greater coverage: Our improved AI engine now covers more than 92 percent of our font library when searching for "Similar" fonts to provide wider, more accurate results. This functionality also extends to third-party font uploads.
Advanced filters: You can also use advanced filtering options to narrow down similar font results on the Browse page. Head over to the Browse section to try it out now.
Improvements and fixes
Enhanced features to deliver a better experience with font discovery and management, logging in, and more.
Incorporated several bug fixes and performance improvements under the hood.
Implemented security updates.
January 04, 2021
Figma auto-activation support added: The Monotype App can now automatically detect and activate fonts missing in your Figma files while using the Figma desktop app.
Working with Adobe InDesign: We’ve made significant performance improvements to the Monotype App, so even your larger InDesign documents open more quickly.
We’ve fixed the app’s icon visibility in the macOS menu bar for both light and dark modes.
We’ve improved the app’s performance during intermittent network unavailability.
December 23, 2020
Your library, now within your Monotype App
The Monotype App now includes "My Library," listing your library structure and contents along with the font groups that have been shared with you. The new My Library view in the Monotype App makes it faster and easier to sync the right fonts for your projects without having to leave your authoring environment.
You can view, activate, and deactivate individual fonts contained in font lists, or font lists as a whole.
Actions related to web projects and digital ads must be performed using the Monotype Fonts online service. My Library in the Monotype App will provide direct links to web projects and digital ads.
Faster font reactivation
We’ve improved the app’s performance so you experience faster reactivation of your fonts when logging in again on the same system.
November 19, 2020
The search bar now also displays font Creator matches—Foundries and Teams—in the quick suggestions roll-out when you type.
Font & family pages
Details on font classification and supported languages are now displayed in your browsing language.
November 04, 2020
Font & family pages
Font and family description information is now also available in French and German.
A unique "Material Number" for all fonts is now displayed on font pages and for the default font variant on family pages.
October 21, 2020
Font file upload limit increased: Up to 2,000 third-party font files can now be uploaded at once.
The characters view on a third-party family page can now display all supported font glyphs.
Font and family pages: Link to fonts’ parent foundry added to the About section.
October 14, 2020
On the 3PF management page
Admins will be able to delete entire 3PF family
Admins will be able to share access of entire 3PF family with other users & teams.
Admins will be able to add/remove tags from the 3PF upload screen in bulk
On deletion of any root level library project, users will be shown the first available library project, instead of the favorites page.
October 06, 2020
Desktop Application ver. 4.3.0 - for both Mac and Windows
Windows 7 support
NTLM user authentication supported
September 22, 2020
On the 3PF management page
Admins can sort 3PF on the basis of family name
Admins can update the license count at the family level which will update license counts for all fonts of family as well
Admins can filter families where there is a license breach based on the license count provided
Admins can upload, download, and delete a support document at 3P Family level
Users can search for all families associated with a designer by clicking the designer's name on the family/font page
On opening the My Library page, users will be shown the first available library project instead of the favorites page
SSO Mappings enhancements
Admins are able to configure SSO mappings for Azure
Admins are not able to change role and teams for users who logged in via a mapped active directory group in SSO mappings
Admins can update roles and teams for users who logged in without a mapped active directory group
New foundries added
September 10, 2020
Desktop Application ver. 4.2.0 - for both Mac and Windows
Localized Desktop App
Added support for German and French
Users can go to settings to change their language
Filename obfuscation removed
Now font file names will not be obfuscated while packaged in documents created in creative applications like Adobe InDesign
September 10, 2020
New login workflow
All Mosaic users are now migrated to the new authentication platform
Users will have to reset their password to use the new app
Enforce SSO Mappings – OKTA
Click here to learn more
New foundry added
Mostardesign with 31 new families
August 31, 2020
New third-party fonts management page launched with following functionality
Third-party fonts will be automatically grouped based on their respective families
Upload up to five license-related documents per font
Third-party fonts will be automatically classified into the right typographic classes
New foundries added
August 11, 2020
Users in the DACH region will be able to visit the Help Center
August 04, 2020
Desktop Application ver. 4.1.1 - for both Mac and Windows
Apple Keynote plug-in changes:
Handling of complex filenames
Hide missing font suggestions if Apple Keynote application or the document is closed
July 30, 2020
New foundry added
URW with 205 new families
July 21, 2020
Desktop Application ver. 4.1.0 - for both Mac and Windows
Desktop app release notes
Users will be able to see what’s new in the new version before installing
Auto-activation plugin for Apple Keynote
Missing font detection and auto activation supported
Go to Settings → Plugins to enable the plugin
Font format suggestions for auto activation plugins
After detecting a missing font, the Mosaic desktop app will also suggest different font formats to choose from (e.g., CFF/TTF)
All plugins (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InCopy, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Apple Keynote, and Sketch) will have this support
App visibility setting
Ability to pin the desktop app to ensure it doesn’t disappear if a user clicks outside the window
Users can also unpin the app as needed
Extended Adobe Illustrator plugin support to other locales
Updated family details display
Various app interface changes and improvements
Minor bug fixes and performance improvements
July 15, 2020
Private tags can be added to third-party fonts during upload
Users can now assign up to 100 add-on fonts for customers in a single click
July 1, 2020
Revamped interface for uploading third-party fonts
Third-party fonts can be searched and filtered based on font classification
Added new foundries: TypeType, Comicraft, and The Northern Block
June 22, 2020
Newly added third-party fonts will be automatically classified, visible on the family page
Dashboard interface updates:
Enhanced carousel images display
Carousel left and right navigation arrows added
“New Releases” and “Type Foundries” content added for easier discovery
June 2, 2020
New email template for sharing My Library assets
Auto logout from the Desktop App on company switch and user deactivation
May 20, 2020
Improved search user experience
Option to deactivate users either with or without transferring assets
All the assets can be transferred to the co-owner or the company’s primary contact when a user is removed from an account
Version information added for third-party fonts in My Library
May 7, 2020
Monotype welcomes Fontfabric
59 font families from Fontfabric are now available on Monotype
Use the foundry filter on the Search page to explore
April 30, 2020
New My Library
Use nestable folders to organize your font lists, web projects, and digital ads
Font sets have been renamed to font lists.
Folders can contain subfolders, font lists, web projects, and digital ads.
You can move things into folders from the ellipsis menu next to the name.
New “Add to” button across the application
Used to add a font or family to a font list or web project within the new folder structure
No more working through the snaking dropdown list
Sharing can be configured at any level in a nested folder structure and cascades down.
A user who is shared a folder will have access to anything that is contained in that folder.
A nested folder or font list can be shared with additional users or teams.
Faceted search filters
Filters show the number of matches for each filter selection.
Filter options and match count change according to search results.
Search scope expanded
Results now include matches for families, fonts, tags, font styles, languages, and designers.
Auto-complete search UI updated
Improved partial matching
Improved results for multi-word search
For example, searching for “Trade Gothic LT Pro” will return Trade Gothic
New "Sync" button throughout application
"Sync" is now consistent terminology throughout the application (previously used "Install")
Sync, Advanced Sync, and Download consolidated within single button
Shows “synced” state and enables “unsync” on hover
New Font page
Updated to complement the new design of the Family page
March 30, 2020
Desktop Application ver. 4.0.0 - Mac and Windows versions
Support for Sketch added
Performance improvements for Photoshop auto activation
March 16, 2020
SSO Group mapping
When users log in through your SSO system, you can use SSO Groups to automatically configure these users within Mosaic
Read about the details in the Help Center
Fontsmith inventory release
Following our acquisition of Fontsmith, the Fontsmith library is now available in Mosaic
Fontsmith added as a selection in the Foundry filter on Search page
February 12, 2020
Third-Party font management
Partial matching for search
“Upload date” and “Uploaded by” columns added
“Upload date” will be populated for previously uploaded fonts
“Uploaded by” will only populate for fonts uploaded going forward
“Give access to entire company” will now grant access to users who join subsequent to this toggle being enabled
“Similar to” button added to new Family page
Clicking on this button at the top of the Family page will display a list of similar families
February 11, 2020
Web Font Format Support
Web Font kits now only contain WOFF and WOFF2 formats—SVG, EOT, and TTF will no longer be included
All browsers support WOFF and WOFF2, so there should be no need for the older formats
If there is a need for an older format, our customer support team can provide it
January 30, 2020
Users will be logged out from the Mosaic web portal after eight hours of inactivity
This is required for an upcoming feature that will allow more seamless user onboarding via customer SSO systems
This has no effect on the Desktop App or SkyFonts
New Family page
We have been working on a new Family page. For further testing, we have released the new page for A/B testing.
Approximately half of users will see the new Family page, while the other half will continue to see the previous version.
We plan to make any necessary adjustments and fully release the new Family page soon.
Version number for uploaded third-party fonts
When multiple fonts with the same name are uploaded via the third-party font feature, the version number for those fonts will be displayed on both the Family page and the third-party font management page
January 28, 2020
Desktop Application ver. 3.0.0 - Windows version
Automatically activate missing fonts from Mosaic inventory when opening popular Adobe documents
Support for Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, and Photoshop
Font activation and deactivation
Activate and deactivate synced fonts to declutter font menu
January 14, 2020
Desktop Application ver. 3.0.0 - Mac only (Windows version coming soon!)
Automatically activate missing fonts from Mosaic inventory when opening popular Adobe documents
Support for Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, and Photoshop
Font activation and deactivation
Activate and deactivate synced fonts to declutter font menu
January 6, 2020
Companies can be organized into parent-child hierarchy
Admin users from the parent can act as an admin for the child companies and manage them
November 19, 2019
Improvements to Search
Tags shown in auto-complete
Clicking on a tag shows all families with that tag
Updates to Search Results page
Native language sample text for non-Latin families
Filtering by sub-category for styles
Filtering by foundry
November 1, 2019
Updates to Search Results page
Submitted search term is now retained in the search box
Sorting alphabetically or by relevance
October 14, 2019
Desktop Application - version 2.1.0
Auto detection of proxy from config file during remote deployment
For IT-driven remote deployment, IT can define the proxy setting in a config file
When a config file is included in remote deployment, proxy will be automatically configured for each installation
Automatically detect system proxy setting
Under proxy settings, you can now click “auto detect” to get the system level proxy configuration
October 3, 2019
Desktop Application - version 2.0.0
Support for IT-driven app deployment
.pkg and .msi files to enable remote deployment of the app
Available now to be delivered offline to customer—reach out to Customer Support
September 24, 2019
Updates to Third-Party Font Management page
Message displayed at the top of the page if “In Use” is greater than “Number of Licenses” for any third-party font
Fonts for which “In Use” is greater than “Number of Licenses” are highlighted in red
You can also apply a filter to only see the highlighted fonts
September 19, 2019
Desktop Application - version 2.0.0
Configure proxy settings in the app
You can now configure proxy settings through a UI in the desktop app
HTTP-based proxy supported through IP address or PAC file
This option makes it easy for a user to resolve network access issues
Collect and share log files to facilitate faster resolution of support cases
September 3, 2019
Controlling access to uploaded third-party fonts
Admins can now assign users and/or teams to have access to uploaded third-party fonts. Just click on the edit icon in the “Users with access” column to open the assignment modal.
All Users will be able to see all uploaded Third Party Fonts
Only Users that have been assigned access can install or download.
“In Use” and “Users with Access” columns, as well as search functionality, added to third-party font management page
Search by private tags
Search results now include matches to private tags
Inclusion of private tag matches in inline search coming soon
Expanded coverage for French and German translations
Most UI elements and notifications are now translated to French and German. You can select your preferred language from the user profile menu.
August 14, 2019
Add family to a font set from the new Family page
We’re continuing to add functionality to the new font family page. You can now add a font family to a font set from the new page.
Updated Third-Party Font Management page (for admins only)
Uploaded font name separated into family name and style name
“No. of Licenses” field added, so admin users can now manually enter the number of licenses acquired for the font
Additional enhancements to this page to assign access of uploaded fonts to specific users coming soon
July 31, 2019
Redesigned sharing panel
We’ve given the sharing panel a UI update to help make sharing font sets and web Projects and changing permissions types for users/groups easier.
User profile drop down available on new Family page
July 18, 2019
Beta version of new Family page
We’ve been working on a new version of the font family page and have released a work in progress. You can navigate to a beta version of the new page from the existing page.
Unassign private tags
It’s now possible to unassign a private tag from a family or font
Any company admin, or the user who originally assigned the private tag, can unassign it
July 3, 2019
"Groups" renamed to "Teams"
"Groups" page has been redesigned and renamed "Teams"
June 25, 2019
Desktop Application – version 1.2.0
Family details available in desktop app UI
Clicking on a font family in the desktop app displays an overlay with the list of fonts in that family
Individual fonts can be uninstalled from the desktop app