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Elk Grove Village, IL -- June 24, 2009 -- Ascender Corporation, a leading provider of advanced font products, today announced their newest OpenType font called Rebus Script to showcase the advanced features available in OpenType fonts for creative applications. Rebus Script is a handwriting style script font that includes a set of pictorial symbols that can automatically replace certain words and syllables. Rebus Script uses the Contextual Alternate feature that is available in many OpenType-savvy applications including Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress and Mellel.
The Rebus Script font was created by Ascender’s Terrance Weinzierl after much research into the art of rebuses – representations of words and phrases which are substituted with pictures. The Rebus Script font can be used to create messages, riddles and puzzles that inspire, amuse and challenge readers to decode the pictures and the words or syllables they represent.
To create Rebus Script, Terrance started with the Louisville Script™ font designed by Ascender’s Steve Matteson. This informal handwriting-style script font was chosen because it offers a fun, energetic personality that matches the casual line drawing style which Terrance desired. Terrance then developed a vocabulary sheet consisting of common words, syllables and emoticons, and then drew the corresponding illustrations. Next, he programmed all the pictures using the Contextual Alternatives feature available in OpenType and TrueType fonts. Special attention was paid to various case variations to recognize letters written in all lower case, all upper case and titling case.
Ascender Corporation is a leading provider of advanced font products. Ascender's founders are font industry experts and have been involved in developing many of the most important and influential fonts used in computers, mobile devices, consumer electronics and software products. Ascender provides multilingual, custom font development for a wide range of customers including creative professionals, enterprises, software developers and hardware manufacturers. Ascender also provides an extensive collection of TrueType & OpenType fonts for download to graphic designers and consumers through its font websites, including www.AscenderFonts.com.
Contact: Bill Davis
25 Northwest Point Blvd, Suite 225, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 USA
Phone: (847) 357 0730
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