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fiona ross
„a new era for non-latin typeforms”

datum_mittwoch, 21. november 2007 zeit_19:00 uhr
ort_designforum | mq

fiona ross specializes in non-latin type design and typography. from 1978 to 1989 she worked for linotype limited (uk), being responsible for the design of linotype’s non-latin fonts and typesetting schemes, notably those using arabic, indic, and thai scripts. since 1989 fiona has worked as a consultant: clients include apple computers, linotype gmbh, the open university, and quark inc. as a type designer she has recently worked as associate designer to tiro typeworks in collaboration with tim holloway and john hudson for clients such as adobe inc. fiona is also a part-time lecturer in the department of typography and graphic communication at the university of reading (uk) (» www.myfonts.com/info/reading-university), and is the author of one book and numerous articles. fiona holds a ba in german; a postgraduate diploma in sanskrit and pali; and a phd in indian palaeography from soas (london university). she is a member of the association typographique international and a fellow of the royal society of arts.