Garamond Premier Pro - no titling set?

jlt's picture

Hello friends.

I've been using Garamond Premier Pro quite a bit lately - a wonderful face, I love having the whole set consolidated, and while the Greek has not yet been helpful, the Cyrillic has been.

However, I just noticed that for some odd reason the titling face that is part of our old Adobe Garamond set is not part of Premier Pro. Is there a reason for this? I would think that the very fact that "titling alternates" is an opentype choice in Indesign would be reason enough to include it, since the titling caps were, after all, an Adobe face (weren't they?) ... Or am I missing something?

What is the story, Adobe? I was hoping to replace my entire Adobe Garamond with the new face, but now I see I have to have two versions on my system, which is kind of a pain in the butt. Will there be a 2.0 release which will integrate the titling face?

Your friend and mine,


Miss Tiffany's picture

I'll take a stab in the dark on this one. It seems to me the inclusion of optical sizing with Garamond Premier Pro removes the need for a titling variant.

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Miss Tiffany's picture

... or I could be missing something myself. :^)

Miguel Sousa's picture


The "titling set" is included in the Garamond Premier Pro family. The Display fonts form the "titling set" you're looking for. This optical size is an adaptation of Garamond's (the metal type) Gros Canon.

As for Adobe Garamond, this typeface was designed many years ago (1989) under significant technological restrictions (e.g. at the time there was a limit to the number of nodes that each glyph could contain, before crashing a printer, for example). The whole family was modeled on Garamond's Parangonne and Granjon's St Augustin. The titling set you see on this family is the result of Robert's first take (Minion is the another example) at making optical size designs.

The whole story is in Garamond Premier Pro's printed specimen. Can you get a hold of it?

jlt's picture

I think this is one of those times where if I had spent more time thinking about it I wouldn't have asked such a dumb question.

I seem to be having more and more of those as I get old(er).

Thank you both.


jlt :

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