Apple Chooses Athelas for iBooks
The Typography unit at Apple requested a version of our Athelas typeface to include in their successful e-book reader, the iBooks mobile app. A character set extension was needed so that Athelas would support dictionaries, scholarly journals, and publications in different languages. The language extension requested by Apple includes several additions to the Latin A range, Latin B (used in languages from Africa and Southeast Asia), Polytonic Greek, Extended Cyrillic, and full International Phonetic Alphabet (used in dictionaries and other academic texts). As a result, Apple’s Athelas is bursting with over 2400 glyphs while the retail version has 950.