Ascender Corp. provides fonts to the Open Handset Alliance
Ascender extends its leadership in font solutions for mobile devices
"Ascender is proud to be providing the font solution to the Android platform built by the Open Handset Alliance. We believe that handset manufacturers and application developers will be very happy with the fonts provided and we look forward to addressing the future font needs across the platform," said Ira Mirochnick, President of Ascender Corporation. "We are also very excited that the platform supports our Ascender Compact Asian Font solution (ACAF) which will make it easy for manufacturers to implement additional high quality Asian fonts in a small footprint."
Ascender's Type Director, Steve Matteson, created the Droid fonts for the Android mobile platform. The Droid fonts contain different styles and weights specifically to address the User Interface (UI) needs of the Android platform.
For more information on the Open Handset Alliance, click here.
Fonts and Innovative Content for Mobile Devices
Ascender's type design and software engineering experts understand the nuances of making fonts look good on small screens. Ascender has created fonts for a wide range of mobile devices and has established itself as a trusted partner for many companies. Here are examples of the services Ascender offers to handset manufacturers, carriers and software developers:
- Custom type design for corporate branding fonts
- Extending character sets for Unicode-encoded multilingual support
- Enhancing TrueType fonts with "hinting" for optimal on-screen display
For more information on our capabilities or to discuss your particular needs, please contact us.
Compact Asian Fonts for Mobile Devices
Ascender Compact Asian Fonts™ (ACAF) was designed for mobile devices to display Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) scripts with a significantly reduced memory footprint. ACAF provides a high quality reading experience for Asian text on screen while reducing the font file sizes.
Click here to learn more about the benefits of ACAF for mobile devices with CJK fonts.