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Berthold Font Collection



Berthold's library will also be delivered as a premium inventory collection through Monotype Fonts combining more than 36,000 typefaces with the expertise of the most sought-after foundries, type designers, and trusted and secure font management.




Berthold Font Collection



The Diatype was a relatively small desktop-sized headline-setting device (i.e. not intended for continuous justified text), based on a glass disc font master.[7] Character selection was by means of a trigger mounted on the front of the machine (giving rise to the colloquial naming of the machine as the "duck-shooter" (in the UK at least).


When changing font, it was a notable feature of the machine that it required calibration of letter-spacing by the typing of a nonsense character sequence: "Hillimillihirtzheftpflasterentferner". Measuring the width of this 'word' at a specific font size would indicate if the character width and spacing was set correctly.


Berthold Diatronic systems were based on a glass grid master of each font weight, composed on a code-driven system. A marching-character display provided editing capabilities only to the line currently being composed.


Berthold Types Ltd., a Chicago-based company, one of the companies which claimed to be the copyright owner of Berthold fonts, took over distribution of the Berthold digital type library and has released several new typefaces under the direction of Lange, who had retired in 1990, but served as an artistic consultant to the company until his death in 2008.[8] Berthold Types' co-owner Harvey Hunt died in 2022,[9] and the inventory of Berthold Types Limited (but not the legal entity) was bought by Monotype later that year.[10]


To complement their development of phototypesetting equipment in the 1950s Berthold created the Berthold Exklusiv Collection, a collection of typefaces created solely for Berthold by distinguished designers. As artistic director from 1961 to 1990, Günter Gerhard Lange was responsible for the creation, meticulous production standards, and attention to quality found in each of the Berthold Exklusivs.


Founded in Berlin in 1858, Berthold is known for its Akzidenz-Grotesk font family. This font, which dates from 1896, is "the mother of all sans serif fonts" presents Berthold on his website. It was the inspiration for Helvetica. In addition to Akzidenz-Grotesk, Berthold's inventory includes other famous fonts such as Imago, Block, Cosmos, Solemnis, Formata or City. Berthold also developed equipment. In the 1950s he brought out the Diatype typesetting machine, and in the 1960s the Diatronic, a keyboard-controlled typesetting machine for mass production. The foundry ceased operations in 1993 and the Chicago-based Berthold Types took over the distribution of the digital font library and created several new fonts.


Developed the Diatype phototypesetting machine in the 1950s, and introduced the keyboard-controlled Diatronic in 1967. Production of foundry type was discontinued in 1978, and the casting program taken over by Johannes Wagner. After the lucrative business of photosetting machines and fonts declined, Berthold had to file for bankruptcy in 1993. The rights to their digital type library were claimed by Chicago company Berthold Types Ltd. [Klingspor-Museum] Their assets were acquired by Monotype in 2022 [Announcement].


Hello everyone! I'm collecting datas about some fonts, by entering the commercial full name, its designers, the foundry who made it (using the name it had when it released the font, not the name it had before or after its release , in the case where, as often happens, it had changed), and the release date.


The very first time I saw this font was in the Adobe Font Folio 7.0 pack (1995), but looking on the internet I read that Berthold went bankrupt in 1993 and only many years after the rights were taken by Berthold Types Ltd.


I tried searching for "Berthold Exklusiv Collection", hoping to find some helpfull information about the font release, although, given the failure of the company, I can not imagine how these exclusive releases were distributed, nor when.


The statement, "The BQ and BE OpenType Basic versions Correspond to the Berthold BQ and BE Adobe PostScript Type 1 versions Legacy," which you were (understandably) confused about means: "The versions we call 'OpenType Basic' are just straight conversions of our original Type 1 font files to the OpenType format." In other words, they don't have any OpenType features--such as additional character sets, alternates, etc.--other than Unicode support.


Fonts are software, so a conversion utility like Fontlab's Transtype can extract the information from an old Postscript Type 1 or TrueType font and repackage it in OpenType format without actually adding anything. Berthold calls these "Basic" versions, as opposed to Standard (supports Western European languages), Pro (extended support for European languages), and Pro+ (additional orthographies such as Cyrillic and Greek). Other foundries have different naming conventions.


Note also that Berthold offers "Postscript OTF" and "TrueType TTF" versions of some of these fonts. Despite the names, both are OpenType format. Internally, the glyphs are formed using different outline mathematics (Bezier curves vs. quadratic), but for all usual purposes they are the same.


The problem with these original sans-serif typefaces was the visual inconsistencies between fonts within the same type family. Since each font was drawn to meet the specific needs of specific customers, the original grotesque typefaces were charmingly irregular in a somewhat-naïve manner.


Hello everyone! I'm collecting datas about some fonts, by entering the commercial full name, its designers, the foundry who made it (using the name it had when it released the font, not the name it had before or after its release , in the case where, as often happens, it had changed), and the release date.For example:Garamond Premier ProAdobe Systems IncorporatedRobert Slimbach2005Now, I have a problem with this font:Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk BE (I think BE stands for Berthold Exclusive)Günter Gerhard LangeH. Berthold AG????I can not find the date on which the font was released for the first time!The very first time I saw this font was in the Adobe Font Folio 7.0 pack (1995), but looking on the internet I read that Berthold went bankrupt in 1993 and only many years after the rights were taken by Berthold Types Ltd.Here -grotesk/be/, clicking on \"Package Info\" appear this informations:\"The BQ and BE OpenType Basic versions Correspond to the Berthold BQ and BE Adobe PostScript Type 1 versions Legacy.\" Honestly, I can not understand what it means.In addition, here -gerard-lange/, I read the following:\"Lange retired from Berthold in 1990 yet Remained active in lecturing and teaching typography and design. After 10 years of retirement, Lange Resumed His design activities with Berthold and Became exclusive artistic consultant to Berthold. 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I'm collecting datas about some fonts, by entering the commercial full name, its designers, the foundry who made it (using the name it had when it released the font, not the name it had before or after its release , in the case where, as often happens, it had changed), and the release date.For example:Garamond Premier ProAdobe Systems IncorporatedRobert Slimbach2005Now, I have a problem with this font:Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk BE (I think BE stands for Berthold Exclusive)Günter Gerhard LangeH. Berthold AG????I can not find the date on which the font was released for the first time!The very first time I saw this font was in the Adobe Font Folio 7.0 pack (1995), but looking on the internet I read that Berthold went bankrupt in 1993 and only many years after the rights were taken by Berthold Types Ltd.Here -grotesk/be/, clicking on \"Package Info\" appear this informations:\"The BQ and BE OpenType Basic versions Correspond to the Berthold BQ and BE Adobe PostScript Type 1 versions Legacy.\" Honestly, I can not understand what it means.In addition, here -gerard-lange/, I read the following:\"Lange retired from Berthold in 1990 yet Remained active in lecturing and teaching typography and design. After 10 years of retirement, Lange Resumed His design activities with Berthold and Became exclusive artistic consultant to Berthold. Lange's reunion with Berthold was an indispensable element in the continued development of the Berthold Exklusiv Collection and solidifies Berthold's position as a leading, independent type foundry. \"I tried searching for \"Berthold Exklusiv Collection\", hoping to find some helpfull information about the font release, although, given the failure of the company, I can not imagine how these exclusive releases were distributed, nor when.Please, if anyone can help me understand what actually happened, I'd be very happy.", true);LITHIUM.FileDragDrop("urls":"uploadUrl":" _0.form.attachmentscomponent:uploadfileaction/attachments-key/028e181c-fd0b-4da3-a191-41f451358f2e?t:ac=board-id/type-and-typography/message-id/9551","selectors":"container":"#filedragdrop_10c8d294a96c2c4","feedbackElement":"#dragDropFeedback .AjaxFeedback","cancelUploadProgress":"lia-remove-attachment-inprogress","fileUpload":"#filedragdrop_10c8d294a96c2c4 .lia-file-upload","events":"uploadDoneEvent":"LITHIUM:uploadDone","refreshAttachmentsEvent":"LITHIUM:refreshAttachments","formHasErrorsEvent":"LITHIUM:formHasErrors","misc":"actionTokenId":"uploadFile","fileDataParam":"Filedata","isEditorGteV2":true,"actionToken":"vXd14P9H231_FKJnY71qts9N8qg4xIbK0kDtSpjqQwA.");LITHIUM.InformationBox("updateFeedbackEvent":"LITHIUM:updateAjaxFeedback","componentSelector":"#informationbox_10c8d294a96c2c4_19","feedbackSelector":".InfoMessage");LITHIUM.AjaxSupport("ajaxOptionsParam":"event":"LITHIUM:refreshAttachments","parameters":"clientId":"inlinemessagereplyeditor_0_10c8d294a96c2c4","attachmentKey":"028e181c-fd0b-4da3-a191-41f451358f2e","tokenId":"ajax","elementSelector":"#inlinemessagereplyeditor_0_10c8d294a96c2c4","action":"refreshAttachments","feedbackSelector":"#attachmentsComponent_10c8d294a96c2c4","url":" _0.form.attachmentscomponent:refreshattachments?t:ac=board-id/type-and-typography/message-id/9551","ajaxErrorEventName":"LITHIUM:ajaxError","token":"1Cf1wVuIeEkM4VLbrFt3Vbo-AiUnBkQ4chXmGUO12EQ.");LITHIUM.AjaxSupport("ajaxOptionsParam":"event":"LITHIUM:removeNewAttachment","parameters":"clientId":"inlinemessagereplyeditor_0_10c8d294a96c2c4","attachmentKey":"028e181c-fd0b-4da3-a191-41f451358f2e","tokenId":"ajax","elementSelector":"#inlinemessagereplyeditor_0_10c8d294a96c2c4 .lia-file-upload","action":"removeNewAttachment","feedbackSelector":"#attachmentsComponent_10c8d294a96c2c4","url":" _0.form.attachmentscomponent:removenewattachment?t:ac=board-id/type-and-typography/message-id/9551","ajaxErrorEventName":"LITHIUM:ajaxError","token":"Tt2H1Tyx3hxq6Jm2LynYy7r1ESpdR0ensbOD4NwItJk.");LITHIUM.AjaxSupport("ajaxOptionsParam":"event":"LITHIUM:removePreviewAttachment","parameters":"clientId":"inlinemessagereplyeditor_0_10c8d294a96c2c4","attachmentKey":"028e181c-fd0b-4da3-a191-41f451358f2e","tokenId":"ajax","elementSelector":"#inlinemessagereplyeditor_0_10c8d294a96c2c4 .lia-file-upload","action":"removePreviewAttachment","feedbackSelector":"#attachmentsComponent_10c8d294a96c2c4","url":" _0.form.attachmentscomponent:removepreviewattachment?t:ac=board-id/type-and-typography/message-id/9551","ajaxErrorEventName":"LITHIUM:ajaxError","token":"so_bRKOBWY5XE57tH-zquMcOLkpW7Kw-KqMB8bgNELU.");LITHIUM.AjaxSupport("ajaxOptionsParam":"event":"LITHIUM:removeExistingAttachment","parameters":"clientId":"inlinemessagereplyeditor_0_10c8d294a96c2c4","attachmentKey":"028e181c-fd0b-4da3-a191-41f451358f2e","tokenId":"ajax","elementSelector":"#inlinemessagereplyeditor_0_10c8d294a96c2c4 .lia-file-upload","action":"removeExistingAttachment","feedbackSelector":"#attachmentsComponent_10c8d294a96c2c4","url":" _0.form.attachmentscomponent:removeexistingattachment?t:ac=board-id/type-and-typography/message-id/9551","ajaxErrorEventName":"LITHIUM:ajaxError","token":"00uTou2MpjJj4L95hGoxpvlMSiB9xM8X09b8SRnpnaU.");LITHIUM.AjaxSupport("ajaxOptionsParam":"event":"LITHIUM:removeInProgressNewAttachment","parameters":"clientId":"inlinemessagereplyeditor_0_10c8d294a96c2c4","attachmentKey":"028e181c-fd0b-4da3-a191-41f451358f2e","tokenId":"ajax","elementSelector":"#inlinemessagereplyeditor_0_10c8d294a96c2c4 .lia-file-upload","action":"removeInProgressNewAttachment","feedbackSelector":"#attachmentsComponent_10c8d294a96c


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