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Thomas Phinney

| USA

Thomas Phinney is senior product manager for font solutions at Extensis. From 1997-2008 he worked in type at Adobe, lastly as product manager for fonts and global typography. Thomas is involved in the design, technical, forensic, business and historical aspects of type, treasurer of ATypI, and writes for Communication Arts and CreativePro.com as well as thomasphinney.com. He has testified in court as an expert witness, and was twice quoted in the Washington Post regarding the presumably forged National Guard memos concerning US President Bush. Thomas has an MS in printing from RIT, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. His typeface Hypatia Sans is an Adobe Original

Presentation details

TypeTech Forum
Welcome

TypeTech TTW1 | Room Palace A
Wednesday 17 September | 09:30 – 09:40

Theme TypeTech by ATypI | Duration: 10 minutes

Opening of Day 1 of the TypeTech forum, ATypI TypeTech/TypeTools forum’s first track, presented by Association Typographique Internationale.

OpenType 1.6 developments

TypeTech TT01 | Room Palace A
Wednesday 17 September | 09:40 – 10:30

Theme TypeTech by ATypI | Duration: 50 minutes

Si Daniels and Thomas Phinney give an overview of new OpenType spec developments of the past year, which have gone into the published version 1.5 spec and the coming version 1.6 spec, as well as being planned for the ISO Open Font Format spec. Changes include both clarifications and new functionality.

Tech of Web fonts implementation

TypeTech TT05 | Room Palace A
Wednesday 17 September | 15:00 – 15:50

Theme TypeTech by ATypI | Duration: 50 minutes

How does the CSS referencing of Web fonts actually work, when used either with original font files or EOT fonts on a Web server? How "safe" are the fonts in either case, and what additional measures can be used? Following the technical discussion, there will be open discussion with the audience as to their interests and concerns, as well as what different foundries' EULAs currently allow, and what they intend to allow in the future.

TypeTech Forum
Welcome

TypeTech TTW2 | Room Palace A
Thursday 18 September | 09:30 – 09:40

Theme TypeTech by ATypI | Duration: 10 minutes

Opening of Day 2 of the TypeTech forum, ATypI TypeTech/TypeTools forum’s first track, presented by Association Typographique Internationale.

The war over web fonts
Panel discussion

Panel session A12 | Room Palace A
Saturday 20 September | 15:00 – 15:50

Theme Screen | Duration: 50 minutes

The typographer and Web designer’s dream of being able to use any font they want for Web page authoring is finally becoming a reality. Or is it? Why are there two competing approaches, and what does each one offer? What is their status in terms of standardization and implementation? Typography and Web publication guru Roger Black moderates presentations and discussions with promoter of native fonts on Web servers Håkon Lie (Opera) and proponents of the more protected EOT format (Si Daniels of Microsoft, Thomas Phinney of Adobe).

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