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Monotype Imaging Announces iType Connects Plug-in for Android Mobile Platform

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has announced that its iType® font engine is available as an iType Connects plug-in for the Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android mobile technology platform. As an OEM-ready, scalable solution that helps device manufacturers speed time to market, iType Connects enables the ability to display text on mobile phones with consistency, clarity and style.

iType Connects offers advanced technologies that are not available through Android’s default font engine, including:

  • Support for Edge Technology, Monotype Imaging’s most compact text rendering solution for displaying aesthetically pleasing East Asian text on memory-constrained devices. Edge Technology is designed to display text with superior clarity using typefaces that are rich in style.
  • Support for linked fonts, which improves flexibility when managing the font memory footprint of a device. For example, fonts may be linked to support multiple languages in order to conserve memory, or fonts may be linked to allow users to easily access unique characters within specialty fonts that are not contained in the active, primary font.
  • Support for Monotype Imaging’s stroke-based fonts for East Asian languages. Simple in design and engineered for low-memory devices, stroke-based fonts are also available as SmartHint fonts. Based on the company’s SmartHint technology, SmartHint fonts are designed to preserve legibility of East Asian text, including characters that are intricately shaped and displayed at small text sizes.

“iType Connects allows us to extend access to the benefits of scalable fonts and font technologies into key development environments,” said John Seguin, executive vice president of Monotype Imaging. “OEMs can now take advantage of a solution that brings typographic distinction, high-quality text display and world language support to Android offerings.”

The iType Connects software development kit for Android includes source code for the iType font engine. The SDK also features software to enable direct connection from the iType Connects plug-in interface to Android’s Skia graphics library.

In addition to the Android platform, iType Connects SDKs are available for the Symbian OS and Qualcomm BREW® platforms for mobile phones; Microsoft® Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 R2 and Linux® open source platforms for a variety of consumer electronics devices; and the OpenTV® Core2 middleware solution for set-top boxes.

iType font engine

Monotype Imaging’s iType font engine allows device manufacturers and developers to build products that clearly display text based on outline or stroke font data. In addition to proprietary innovations such as the company's Edge and SmartHint technologies, iType supports TrueType® fonts, the company's CATT (Compact Asian for TrueType Technology) fonts, stroke fonts, bitmaps, embedded bitmaps, font subsets, custom fonts and linked fonts.

About Monotype Imaging

Monotype Imaging is a global provider of text imaging solutions for manufacturers and developers of consumer electronics devices including laser printers, copiers, mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, navigation devices, digital cameras and software applications and operating systems. The company also provides printer drivers and color imaging technologies to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Monotype Imaging technologies are combined with access to more than 10,000 typefaces from the Monotype®, Linotype® and ITC® typeface libraries – home to some of the world’s most widely used designs, including the Times New Roman®, Helvetica® and ITC Franklin Gothic typefaces. Fonts are licensed to creative and business professionals through custom font design services, direct sales or e-commerce portals. Monotype Imaging offers fonts and industry-standard solutions that support all of the world’s major languages. The company is based in Woburn, Mass., with regional offices in the U.K., Germany (Linotype), Mt. Prospect, Ill., Redwood City, Calif., Boulder, Colo., Japan, China and Korea. Information about Monotype Imaging and its products can be found at www.monotypeimaging.com.

Monotype and iType are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. iType Connects, Edge, SmartHint and CATT are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Times New Roman is a trademark of The Monotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. ITC is a trademark of International Typeface Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. ITC Franklin Gothic is a trademark of International Typeface Corp. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Linotype is a trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Helvetica is a trademark of Linotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions in the name of Linotype Corp. or its licensee Linotype GmbH. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. Symbian OS is a trademark of Symbian Software Ltd. BREW is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Inc. OpenTV is a registered trademark and OpenTV Core2 is a trademark of OpenTV, Inc. Windows and OpenType are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the U.S. and/or other countries. TrueType is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered n the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2009 Monotype Imaging Inc. All rights reserved.

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