Adobe Fonts

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Adobe Fonts
Adobe Fonts.svg
ManufacturerAdobe Systems
TypeDesign Service
Release dateNovember 9, 2009 (2009-11-09)
Introductory priceFree trial
Annual subscriptions
Online servicesEmbedded fonts

Adobe Fonts (formerly Typekit) is an online service which offers a subscription library of fonts.The fonts may be used directly on websites or synced via Adobe Creative Cloud to applications on the subscriber's computers.[1]


Adobe Fonts is an online service which provides subscribers with access, under a single licensing agreement, to its font library.[2]

For web site use the service works with the @font-face CSS property and JavaScript.[3] Visitors to a web site who have disabled JavaScript in their browser will therefore not see the fonts.


Adobe Fonts was launched as Typekit in November 2009 by Small Batch, Inc.,[3] a company run by creators of the Google Analytics service.[4] In October 2011, the service was acquired by Adobe.[5] On 15 October 2018, Typekit changed its name to Adobe Fonts.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rechs, Matthew. "The fonts you love from Typekit, now on your desktop". Typekit Blog. Typekit. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  2. ^ Veen, Jeffrey (May 27, 2009). "Introducing Typekit". Typekit. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Beres, Ivan (November 11, 2009). "TypeKit launches, hopes to save typography on the Web". TechCrunch. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  4. ^ Catone, Josh (May 28, 2009). "Typekit Offers a New Approach to Fonts on the Web". Mashable. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  5. ^ "Adobe Acquires Web Typography Innovator Typekit". October 3, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  6. ^ "Time for a change: Typekit has become Adobe Fonts". Typekit Blog. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.

External links[edit]