- Thanks Gerald~
I would assume that Agfa's is as close to metal Dante I can get. I see
that there are others, Adobe renditions, etc.
Yes, it is, and given that the typeface was redone from the original
designs and an attempt was made to provide a better letterfit than was
possible with the technical restrictions of the casting machines,
perhaps even better.
Other offerings of the Dante would be cross-licensed versions, from
Adobe, Linotype, etc., and would most likely be the same font as issued
by Agfa (Agfa and Monotype Typography merged a few years back).
Early on Monotype Typography offerings were slightly different from
their licensed fonts but in the mid-90s I believe they redid the entire
line to bring them into spec. Dante was released following this decision.
Adobe was known for converting other licensed fonts to fit their own
standards but generally you will find very little difference in the
fonts and no alteration to the letterform itself. I can't recall if
Bitstream offered Monotype but they did screw around with licensed fonts
>I would assume that Agfa's is as close to metal Dante I can get. I see
>that there are others, Adobe renditions, etc.