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July 17, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Spanish localization

Monotype Fonts along with its Help Center and chat support is now available in Spanish language also.

Monotype Fonts web interface, content (including product descriptions, help center articles, learning resources, notifications, announcements, and FAQs), and search experience is precisely translated and ensures accuracy and cultural relevance.

It provides a seamless experience to our Spanish-speaking users. The key highlights of this release are:

  1. Spanish language support

  2. Improved user experience for Spanish-speaking users

  3. Learning resources in Spanish

  4. Help center content in Spanish

  5. Localized chat support

  6. Announcements and notifications in Spanish language

  7. Email correspondence in Spanish


Monotype Desktop App

Version 7.2.1

This version of Monotype Desktop App accommodates Spanish language also. Upgrade to v7.2.1 and experience Monotype Desktop App in Spanish language.


Refer to Localized Monotype Fonts | Monotype Fonts Help Center to know more about switching to the Spanish language.

Contact [email protected] if you have any queries or suggestions.


July 11, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Enhanced Search: Added 27 new Monotype Tags

We are excited to introduce 27 new AI-powered tags to the Monotype Fonts search, bringing the total to 60 tags.

These additions enhance the natural language search capabilities of Monotype Fonts platform, and make it easier for you to find your desired font. The new tags are:

  • Sports

  • Neon

  • Vintage

  • Cursive

  • Bubble

  • Adventure

  • Carefree

  • Classy

  • Fantasy

  • Formal

  • Friendly

  • Geometric

  • Holiday

  • Impactful

  • Luxury

  • Nature

  • Organic

  • Professional

  • Quirky

  • Serene

  • Serious

  • Sleek

  • Soft

  • Sophisticated

  • Strong

  • Whimsical

  • Youthful

To use the Monotype Tags search filter either select the preferred Monotype Tag or enter the name of the tag (or any associated synonym) in the Search field.


June 14, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Enhancements

  • Search web fonts to add into web projects or digital ads
    When adding a font family to web projects or digital ads, you can now search and select the specific styles that you want to add.

    Note: The font family should have more than four styles.

  • Removed material number section from family description on family page.


May 31, 2024

Monotype Desktop App

Version 7.2.0

This version of the Monotype Desktop App includes the following enhancements:

  • Self-healing capabilities for font activation operations of the application.

  • Improved update flows.

  • Quality of life improvements

  • Bug Fixes.


May 2, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Enhanced user role management

The user role management capabilities are enhanced within the Monotype Fonts platform. You can now create and configure up to 10 custom roles.

This enhancement doubles the previous limit (five custom roles) and empowers our users to configure more roles to access Monotype Fonts more granularly according to their specific needs.

The option to add new roles will become unavailable (New User Role button will be disabled) once the maximum limit of 10 custom roles is reached.

Note: This is only applicable to admin users who can access the Manage tab in Monotype Fonts.

Use the following steps to view this change:

  1. Go to Manage > Roles tab.

  2. Click New User Role.

  3. Create and configure up to 10 custom roles.

Improved user experience for logged-out users who want to access our resources

Monotype Fonts resources and help center is available to everyone for educational purpose. In our continuous effort to make Monotype Fonts user-friendly, we have improved the accounts section in the Resources page of Monotype Fonts for the logged-out users.

In this release, the logged-out users will only see the options relevant to them. A new image is also added to highlight the click-ability of account section dropdown. It is designed to improve user navigation and interaction.

Use the following steps to view these changes:

  1. Log out from Monotype Fonts.

  2. Open Resources page.

  3. Click .

    Account section dropdown displays with the relevant options (such as, Language, Download the Monotype App, Help center, and Login) along with functionalities for click-throughs and app downloads.


April 29, 2024

Monotype Fonts

New Feature: Font Pairing

This release announces the most anticipated font pairing feature for Serif and Sans Serif styles. All you need to experience this feature is a subscription to Monotype Fonts.

You can now search, experiment, generate, identify, select, use, and favorite the relevant font pair that can make your creative projects more appealing and readable.

Some benefits of using our font pairing feature are:

  • It considerably reduces your time and effort used to research the best practices and search for the font pairs manually.

  • It is easy to use.

  • All font pair suggestions are AI-driven and based on the expertise of our experienced studio team.

  • Font pair suggestions agree with the standards of typography industry and font pairing principles (such as visual harmony and balancing).

  • Font pairing is part of the overall search experience offered by Monotype Fonts.

  • You can search font pairs either with fonts in a single family or with fonts in different families.

  • You can also use the filter options (such as style, languages, and weight) to search the perfect font pair for your project.

  • It is based on existing and future inventory states of vast Monotype Fonts library.

  • It helps you to experiment with different hierarchies (such as heading and body) and ensures that your fonts work together to create a cohesive and attractive layout.

  • You can favorite your preferred font pair. Your favorite font pairs will display as Favorite Pairs in the Activity section of My Library page.

  • It is also possible to sync a font pair.

  • You can organize your font pairs by adding them to the My Library page.

  • Font pairs added to your library are easy to share within your team.

To use this feature, click pair icon displayed for a font on the Browse > Fonts page.

Note: The pair icon is only enabled for the fonts that support font pairing. It is disabled for other fonts. Refer to the font pairing article to know more about this feature.


April 15, 2024

Monotype Desktop App

Version 7.1.0

This release brings you a completely notarized Monotype Desktop App v7.1.0. This version of the Monotype Desktop App includes the following enhancements:

  • Completely notarized application that is compatible with macOS and Windows privacy settings.

  • Revamped PKG installer and uninstaller for macOS.

  • Revamped MSIX installer and uninstaller for Windows OS.

  • Localized installation for French and German users.

  • MDM deployment ready robust installation and uninstallation (tested with MS Intune and JAMF Pro).

  • Improved login experience for users (through the enterprise default or any preferred browser).

  • User friendly setup flows that displays the application capabilities for easy configuration by the user.

  • Revamped inheritance of user permissions upon logout and login.

  • Rearchitected background services (for font sync) to achieve diligent font installation processes.

  • Revamped font installation flows for the user with complete visibility into font statuses.

  • Improved plugin installation (MDM tested independent plugin installation).

  • Offers automated proxy detection. Now, you don’t have to worry about complex manual network proxy configurations.

  • Automated SSL Certificate detection and authentication without additional whitelisting

  • Revamped update and uninstallation processes.

  • Support for macOS Sonoma (up to version 14.4).

  • Access to the Monotype Fonts chat support within the Monotype Desktop App.

Note: Refer to the Monotype Desktop App section for more information.


April 5, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Email localization

  • You will now be able to select and retain (for future login) your language preference on Monotype Fonts.

  • Switching to your preferred language will also affect the language settings of your emails. Once you select a language, you will start receiving emails in that language.

Refer to localized Monotype Fonts to learn more about selecting your preferred language.


March 21, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Enhanced user experience

The confirmation message shown after addition/removal of font(s) in/from your assets (My Library) is made more interactive.

  • It confirms the successful completion of the action (addition/removal).

  • You will now know the exact changes (addition or removal) made in your assets.

  • This message will also have a View link. You can use this link to navigate to the My Library page.

  • This change is consistent across Browse, Family, Font and My library pages.

You can view these changes while using the Add to functionality in the Browse, Family, Font or My library page.


March 7, 2024

Monotype Fonts

My library enhancements

Page loading time

Optimized and improved the loading time for My Library and Shared Library page. 

Search feature (My Library)

  • While typing a keyword into the search box on left pane of My Library, if the input is less than three characters then you either need to press enter or click the Search icon to see the results. However, if the input consists of three or more characters, a flyout page (displaying only the initial 10 search results) will open automatically. 

  • The flyout, will show the search result in two separate tabs, Personal and Shared with me based on the section in which they are available on the left navigation pane.  

  • Added a View all results link within the fly-out page for accessing all the search results. This link will direct users to the respective personal or shared assets results page for further exploration. 

  • New asset search results page for personal assets will show all the search results sorted alphabetically and paginated with Share access and Delete options, along with the complete path of the asset in breadcrumb format where each asset name on the breadcrumb will be clickable. 

  • Asset search results page for shared assets will show all the search results sorted alphabetically and paginated with name of the asset creator. 

  • Added breadcrumbs on nested asset pages within my library helping users to track the asset's path and provide details about its parent, grandparent, and subsequent levels. 

  • On the left navigation page, by default 10 alphabetically sorted root assets will be shown in each Personal and Shared with me section. You can click on Load more to load another 10 assets in the respective section. 

  • Similarly, 10 children (nested assets) will be shown in each folder on expanding the folder. Click on Load more to load another 10 assets in the respective folder. 

  • On folder's page, by default eight assets will display in each asset type section with Load more if more assets are available. On clicking Load more it will load another eight assets of that particular asset type. 

  Shared library

  • Paginated display of shared assets with 25 assets on each page to decrease the page loading time. 

  • Children assets are also paginated with 10 assets on each page such that only the first 10 child assets (sorted alphabetically) will load while expanding the folder. Click on Load more to view more assets. 

  • Added Created on column for admin to know the date when the asset was created. 

  • When typing a keyword into the search bar, if the input is less than three characters, users need to press enter or click the search icon to see the results. However, if the input consists of three characters or more, search results will update automatically. 


February 27, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Enhanced Search

Updated Source filter options 

Monotype Fonts option under Source filter will now include the Add-on Fonts source also. There will not be any separate Add-on Fonts source filter.


February 15, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Enhanced Search

Addition of six new Monotype Tags (along with their synonyms)

Monotype’s proprietary AI classification engine generates Monotype tags based on popular user requests.

This release adds the following six AI-powered tags to the existing list of 27 Monotype Tags:

  • Art Nouveau​

  • Western​

  • Horror (synonyms: eerie, dark, creepy, sinister, scary)​

  • Grunge (synonyms: distressed, worn out, aged, weathered, rough)​

  • Pixel​

  • Christmas (synonym: X-mas)

To use the Monotype Tags search filter either select the preferred Monotype Tag or enter the name of the tag (or any associated synonym) in the Search field.

Localization in French and German languages

Localization provides a more intuitive and relevant font search and selection experience.

This release includes localization of Monotype tags and other filters (like visual properties) based on the selected language. If you opt to switch from English to French or German language, you will get a universal search and discovery experience in your preferred language.​

Moreover, keyword and search terms recognition for inline searches will be indexed for the selected languages.​


January 29, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Quality of life improvements

Enhanced confirmation message to mark a font or font family as favorite

The new system is designed to provide a seamless and interactive experience while marking a font or family as favorite. You will now receive an enhanced confirmation message while adding a font or family to your list of favorites. This message will not only confirm the successful addition but also allows you to directly navigate to your favorites list.


January 12, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Quality of life improvements

Ensuring successful syncing of fonts and font families

It is important to download and install the Monotype Desktop application on your computer to sync the fonts and font families from the Monotype Fonts platform.

Otherwise, while trying to sync fonts or font families, the action may appear successful, but the font will not be available in the desired application. Key improvements include:

  • A new modal pop-up system is added with this release to guide you through the necessary steps based on your current Monotype Desktop application installation and login status. This process initiates when you click Sync. If the system does not detect Monotype Desktop application on your computer, the modal pop-up activates and guides you to take the necessary action. This ensures a successful sync.

  • There will be a persistent message on My Library page to remind and encourage you to download and log in to the Monotype Desktop application. This will help you to access your synced fonts library efficiently.


January 2, 2024

Monotype Desktop App.

Version 6.4.4

Plugin support for the following Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) 2024 applications:

  • One click activation on Adobe Illustrator® CC 2021 through CC 2024

  • One click activation on Adobe InCopy® CC 2021 through CC 2024

  • One click activation on Adobe InDesign® CC 2021 through CC 2024

  • Font format detection and No click activation on Adobe InDesign® CC 2021 through CC 2024

  • One click activation on Adobe Photoshop® CC 2021 through CC 2024

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