Adobe Type On Call was an on-demand typeface library distributed by Adobe Systems on CD-ROM. The disc was available at a nominal cost (US$69) and included 30 pre-selected PostScript Type 1 fonts along with 2 more that the purchaser could select from a list. The remainder of the fonts were encrypted and could be unlocked through additional payment over the phone or the internet.
Product history[edit | edit source]
Type On Call 4.0.2 was released on May 8, 1995 with over 2,000 encrypted fonts and support for Unix-based systems for the first time. In 1996, version 4.1 contained over 2,100 fonts. By 1998, version 4.2 contained over 2,300 fonts.
Discontinuation[edit | edit source]
As wider internet access made direct e-commerce more practical, the CD-ROM became obsolete and the Type On Call web page redirected to Adobe's online type collections by March 2000.
References[edit | edit source]
- Adobe Systems Brings Thousands of High-Quality Type 1 Fonts to the UNIX Platform With the Newest Version of Adobe Type On Call, Adobe Systems. 1995-05-08. Archived 1996-10-26.
- Got an HTTP 302 response at crawl time | Redirecting to..., Adobe Systems. Archived 2000-03-01.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Adobe Font Folio, which contains Adobe's entire unlocked typeface library for a single upfront payment.
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- Adobe Type On Call 4.1/ 4.2 at Adobe (archived 1996-10-27 / 1998-02-04)
- Type On Call at Adobe Support Community (2016-03-15)
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