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Users call on Adobe to fix type user interfaces

A petition to Adobe to improve user interfaces which give ‘incomplete and/or needlessly convoluted access to typographic features’ is attracting thousands of signatories.

Users call on Adobe to fix type user interfaces Designers ask Adobe for a better user interface for type

The petition, hosted on the I love typography site following a discussion at ATypI Barcelona, says:

‘The introduction of OpenType fonts in 2000 offered designers a rich and sophisticated typographic repertoire. The number of fonts that support these typographic features has grown exponentially over the years. And yet, we – the designers, producers, and users of digital type – have observed with growing despair how software applications offering typesetting capabilities have failed to provide an adequate typographic interface.’

You can read (and sign, if you agree) the petition online through the Better UI for Better Typography page.