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Mirjam Somers & Thomas Milo

Mirjam Somers (designer) and Thomas Milo (linguist) are partners in DecoType – linguistic experts & designers of computer typography – together with Peter Somers (aeronautical engineer). They are a team that has been working on Arabic script technology since 1982. They pioneered the concept of Dynamic Font (Smart Font, Intelligent Font), a key aspect of all modern computer typography. In 2009 Thomas Milo received, on behalf of the DecoType team, the Dr Peter Karow Award for his exceptional and innovative contribution to the development of digital type and typography related technology.

In their talk, Mirjam Somers and Thomas Milo showed some advantages of their ACE technology in use through the Winsoft Tasmeem software as well as samples of their work.