In 2004, Frutiger, together with Linotype in-house type designer Akira Kobayashi, reworked the Avenir family to address on-screen display issues. The result was titled Avenir Next. The typeface family was increased to 32 fonts: 8 weights, each with a roman and italic version, in 2 widths: normal and condensed. Frutigerís numbering system was abandoned in favor of more conventional weight names.
The glyph set was expanded to include small caps, old style figures, subscripts and superscripts, ligatures.