Talk:Monotype Imaging

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Chinese "Keyboard"[edit]

The entry in the second to last paragraph about this device is vague and slightly confusing. Is there a reference for this somewhere, or at least an image? I'm having trouble grasping the concept from the description.


William Caslon died in the mid-18th Century. How he could have introduced his typeface in the first quarter of the 20th Century is beyond me. "Caslon" has been removed from the offending sentence. Dynaflow 12:09, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

The article referred to the introduction of Caslon to the Monotype range (in 1915), not to the original creation of the type. This was just one of many more or less faithful revivals of Caslon which have been cut since the original.
Coconino (talk) 21:58, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Monotype machine[edit]

It's disconcerting to be redirected to this article for the title "monotype machine" -- because there is no description of the monotype machine here! It would be nice to have one. Paul Koning 18:46, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Indeed. The Monotype Composition Caster (Super Caster) should have its own page, like that for the Linotype machine, and not be subsumed within the general article on the company which developed and made it.

Linotype and Monotype were the two five hundred pound gorillas battling for dominance at the turn of the century, although they were really most successful in different markets, with the Linotype being more appropriate for newspaper typesetting and the Monotype better for fine printing, since individual pieces of type can be moved as needed if a passage needed to be modified, whilst a cast full line might require everything from the changed line to the end of the paragraph to be reset. The columns set by the Linotype, however, could be easily moved and broken across pages, as is common in newspaper composition. There were other machines, though, like the Thompson Typecaster, which became fairly successful, although this company and machine appear not to exist within Wikipedia. The standard Monotype Composition Caster could cast type up to a 14 point body, suitable for body text and small display copy, alhough attachments were available which could make the casting of up to 24 point type possible through casting the letters at a greater point size than the body, in which case the overhang would be filled in with leads and slugs. The Super Caster extended the range of castable typesizes up to 72 points. Lee-Anne (talk) 06:11, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Style of article[edit]

The article reads like an official company history. Would it be appropriate to put a note on the page asking people to do something about that? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:12, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Sure, or you could do editing to cure the issue yourself. It doesn't look all that bad to me, though. Yes it reads like a company history, but factual, not fluff. Paul Koning (talk) 14:49, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
The information appears to be entirely true. It is the tone not the facts that appear to be wrong here. Even better than finding a template labeling the problem would be to edit the text to have an appropriately objective voice. CApitol3 (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 15:04, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Article title[edit]

I suggest this should be renamed Monotype Imaging or similar to match the opening sentence. Nurg (talk) 02:51, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Wartime Activities[edit]

In Ellic Howe's The Black Game there is mention of how the Monotype Corporations catalog was used by the British Government to enable the forging of documents in Occupied Europe. It turns out that Monotype Corporation had supplied many of the major organizations such as the Reichsbank with typefaces for their exclusive use! Graham1973 (talk) 11:49, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Scope of Article[edit]

I edited the introduction paragraph to reflect accurate information about the parent company Monotype Imaging Holdings. It seems that Monotype Imaging Holdings is the intended focus of this article since the article refers to divisions and history of the historical Monotype company. I intend to edit the remainder of the article in similar fashion in the next few weeks (or more likely months). If this is not the intended focus of this article I would suggest that a new article be created for Monotype Imaging Holdings. Herring Pleb (talk) 21:57, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

"george wasington?"[edit]

The text indicates that the the Lanston company was founded by a george washington, with lowercase names, and the page links to the ffirst U.S. president, which is clearly not right, as the founding of the company was long after that Washington's death. I will remove the incorrect link, and capitalize the name, but I have no idea if George Washington is the correct name for the founder, so someone will have to fact check.zadignose (talk) 09:23, 16 November 2012 (UTC)