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ADOBE AND APPLE ANNOUNCE FURTHER DETAILS OF COOPERATIVE FONT STRATEGY

ADOBE AND APPLE ANNOUNCE FURTHER DETAILS OF COOPERATIVE FONT STRATEGY
 SEYBOLD SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Adobe Systems Inc. and Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) today announced they have signed an agreement that formalizes the details of their previously announced cooperative font strategy. The strategy is intended to provide customers of Macintosh personal computers with easier access to both Type I and TrueType fonts.
 This agreement calls for the integration of Adobe's Type I font rasterizing technology into QuickDraw GX, Apple's new imaging software architecture that will be delivered next year as an extension to the Macintosh System 7 operating system. Apple will also include an enhanced version of Adobe's popular Tekton font with QuickDraw GX. Additionally, Adobe will use Apple's QuickDraw GX font data structure in Type I fonts to take advantage of the advanced new typographic capabilities of QuickDraw GX.
 QuickDraw GX will provide advanced new graphics and typographic capabilities for Macintosh-based applications. With QuickDraw GX, customers will be able to create documents with greater visual variety, using new typographic features, such as automatic ligatures, swash characters and small caps. Under the agreement, Apple and Adobe will continue to work closely to ensure that QuickDraw GX provides backward compatibility for fonts in both Type I and TrueType formats.
 Using QuickDraw GX, font developers will be able to deliver fonts with increased functionality and value, allowing them to differentiate their offerings in the marketplace. Software developers will also benefit from the ability to use a single application programming interface (API) to access fonts in either format, making it easier to create applications for the Macintosh computer.
 "QuickDraw GX is a significant advance in technology and gives users greater control than ever before over the look of type in their documents," said Charles Geschke, Adobe's president and chief operating officer. "With both Type I and TrueType integrated into QuickDraw GX, users will have greater flexibility and choice in selecting the typefaces most appropriate for their needs."
 "Any customer will be able to easily access the new advanced typographic capabilities provided in QuickDraw GX with both Type I and TrueType fonts," said Roger Heinen, senior vice president and general manager of the Macintosh software architecture division. "Adobe is a leader in the publishing industry -- their support of the QuickDraw GX technology in their applications and future GX fonts will strengthen the acceptance of QuickDraw GX in the marketplace."
 Apple Computer Inc. develops, manufactures and markets personal computer systems for use in business, education, science and engineering, government and the home. A recognized pioneer and innovator in the computer industry, Apple does business in more than 85 countries. Apple has redefined computing to mean empowerment of the individual. It seeks through technology to provide individuals with easy and affordable access to information and computing power.
 Adobe Systems Inc., founded in 1982, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. Adobe develops, markets and supports computer software products and technologies that enable users to create, display, print and communicate electronic documents. The company licenses its technology to major computer and publishing suppliers and markets a line of type and application software products. Revenue for 1991 exceeded $229 million.
 NOTE: Adobe and Tekton are trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc., which may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
 Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks and QuickDraw, TrueType and System 7 are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Linda Prosser of Adobe Systems, 415-962-3840; Jackie Promes of Apple Computer, 408-974-3609/
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