Novell Licenses Bitstream's TrueDoc Technology; Font Portability Empowers Envoy Electronic Publishing.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 12, 1995--Bitstream announced today that Novell Inc. has licensed its Bitstream TrueDoc Imaging Technology for use in future versions of Novell's Envoy electronic publishing An umbrella term for non-paper publishing, which includes publishing online or on media such as CDs and DVDs. solution. The technology will enable Envoy users to distribute, view and print documents in the exact format intended, regardless of the applications or fonts used. Envoy users will now have access to exact font reproduction at any resolution across all platforms, applications and devices.
Envoy allows users to create electronic documents in a format that can be distributed, viewed and printed in all popular computing environments. Bitstream's TrueDoc provides users the typographic See typography. freedom to use any desired font, without having to embed fonts into the file or worry whether the document's viewers have the necessary fonts installed on their systems. TrueDoc recreates the necessary fonts on the viewing machine -- regardless of the operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. , applications or fonts used on that machine.
"We believe TrueDoc technology is becoming an industry standard for font fidelity solutions," said Mark Calkins, Novell's vice president and general manager for business application development. "TrueDoc gives Envoy publishers and viewers full document fidelity and allows documents to be displayed universally."
TrueDoc delivers 100% font fidelity
TrueDoc's font fidelity capabilities will allow future versions of Envoy to provide accurate font display of an electronic document -- without embedding or synthesizing fonts. TrueDoc's unique font compression technology will allow future versions of Envoy to include any PostScript Type 1, TrueType and bitmap fonts in a fraction of the space used by embedded fonts See font embedding. . Documents created with TrueDoc technology have smaller file sizes and thus faster delivery across networks.
TrueDoc also precisely displays foreign language (double-byte) fonts, dingbats and other ornate characters exactly as they were created, unlike other font technologies that synthesize or substitute fonts.
Font fidelity is achieved when the original look and feel of electronic documents is maintained on all screens and printers -- independent of the font format, application, character set, language or operating system. Font fidelity is a critical aspect of people's ability to share documents and information across the enterprise and around the world.
Licensed to ISVs as a Software Development Kit, TrueDoc technology is independent of font format, application, character set, language, operating system and devices. It is the only solution that solves the font fidelity problems traditionally associated with portable and electronic documents -- without compromising size, speed or font quality. Ultimately, TrueDoc frees authors to employ any combination of fonts in any format and guarantees that readers can view and print, regardless of whether those same fonts are installed on their systems.
TrueDoc has the potential to be incorporated into electronic publishing, on-line and Internet services, faxing, E-Mail messaging, CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
in full compact disc read-only memory
Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser). authoring, electronic books and advertising, operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. and OpenDoc and other component software to integrate document editing, viewing and management functions.
TrueDoc records all the font character shapes regardless of source format, character shape complexity (including 2-byte), language or character set encoding scheme. TrueDoc then compresses the portable font data to keep file sizes small and network performance high.
Finally, TrueDoc recreates the character shapes at the receiving end using a character generator (1) Circuitry that converts data characters into dot patterns for a display screen.
(2) A device that creates text characters that are superimposed onto video frames. that is faster than the default rasterizers in Windows 3.1 and Macintosh.
About TrueDoc 2.0
Novell will implement version 2.0 of TrueDoc into Envoy. Version 2.0 offers significant enhancements over previous versions, including a Gray Scale/Anti Aliasing In computer graphics, the stair-stepped appearance of diagonal lines when there are not enough pixels in the image or on screen to represent them realistically. Also called "stair-stepping" and "jaggies." See anti-aliasing. extension, support for bitmap fonts, the ability to access multiple Portable Font Resources (.PFRs), and enhanced TrueType hinting technology for screen and printer output. Also in version 2.0, Bitstream can now deliver TrueDoc Windows .DLLs for 16- and 32-bit environments (such as Windows95 and NT), and Macintosh Libraries in addition to standard ANSI C (language, standard) ANSI C - (American National Standards Institute C) A revision of C, adding function prototypes, structure passing, structure assignment and standardised library functions. ANSI X3.159-1989.
cgram is a grammar for ANSI C, written in Scheme. source code. TrueDoc 2.0 will also be delivered as an OpenDoc component.
Novell Envoy is an innovative portable document product that enables users to view, annotate annotate - annotation , manipulate and distribute documents without having the application in which those documents were created. Using minimal hardware resources, Envoy retains all original document design elements, without sacrificing performance or quality. Envoy is part of Novell's successful suite, PerfectOffice 3.0. PerfectOffice combines Novell's leading desktop and workgroup applications including WordPerfect, Quattro Pro A Windows spreadsheet from Corel that provides advanced graphics and presentation capabilities, including goal seeking, 3D graphing and the ability to create multi-layered slide shows. It is optionally keystroke compatible with Lotus 1-2-3. , Presentations, InfoCentral, Envoy, and GroupWise into one integrated solution.
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About Bitstream Inc.
Bitstream Inc. is a leading developer of graphical and imaging communications solutions. An established industry leader in typographic technology, Bitstream Inc. licenses font technology and type to over 600 hardware and software developers worldwide. Bitstream products and technologies are licensed directly or through partners in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For more information, call Bitstream at (617) 497-6222. -0-
Note to Editors: Bitstream is a registered trademark of Bitstream Inc. TrueDoc is a trademark of Bitstream Inc. Bitstream is a registered trademark of Bitstream Inc. TrueDoc is a trademark of Bitstream Inc. WordPerfect and Quattro Pro are registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. Envoy, Presentations, InfoCentral, and GroupWise are trademarks of Novell, Inc. Macintosh and TrueType are a registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Adobe Systems Incorporated (pronounced a-DOE-bee IPA: /əˈdoʊbiː/) (NASDAQ: ADBE) (LSE: ABS) is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. , Inc.
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