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Re: fontname name for Caslon Book BE?

At 11:56 am +0100 2/2/98, KNAPPEN@MZDMZA.ZDV.UNI-MAINZ.DE wrote:
>Rowland wrote:
>> The fount's from Adobe; the name is a trademark of H. Berthold AG.  The
>> `foundry' (stupid name - has Adobe *ever* worked in metal?) is Adobe, which
>> does *not* have the abbreviation BE.
>The foudry isn't Adobe, the are just sales people where you can buy the
>fount. The foundry is the Berthold AG, Berlin.

Surely the firm that produces the fount is the `foundry', no matter who
designed the thing originally?  The Postscript Type 1 fount files claim
that they are copyright Adobe; I take this to mean that Adobe wrote and
produces these fount programs, which means (as far as I can tell) that
Adobe must be classed as the `foundry'.

If I'm wrong, can you explain what you mean by `foundry'?

btw, is there a better way of referring to firms that design and sell
electronic fount?  The word `foundry' is appropriate if they are actually
working in metal, but it's a bit silly otherwise.  I've bought founts from
a foundry, but I doubt anyone else on this list has.