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Has Monotype gone Dutch? | by Albert-Jan Pool
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Has Monotype gone Dutch?

Dear Monotype, why should we subscribe to two versions of Olympian?

 

The Monotype Subscription Library offers two versions of Olympian on the basic level. How to decide between the two? Both versions of this typeface are included in the basic subscription level as from 2016-02-15. A closer examination reveals that, as with many Bitstream faces, Dutch 811 does not bear the original name because of trademark issues between Linotype and Bitstream which date back into the 1980s. Should entry level library subscribers really be bothered with questions like these? In my opinion, most of them would be served much better with only one version of Olympian which is called as such.

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Uploaded on February 19, 2016