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ALTSYS CORPORATION SHIPPING FONT-O-MATIC A WINDOWS FONT UTILITY FOR SOPHISTICATED INSANITY

 RICHARDSON, Texas, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Font-editing and graphics software leader Altsys Corporation is now shipping Altsys Font-o-matic, the industry's first low-cost consumer-based font creation utility for Windows.
 Font-o-matic, which has a suggested retail price of $59.95, is now available in U.S. retail stores including CompUSA, Computer City, Electronics Boutique, MicroCenter and Fry's. It is also available through Altsys Direct at 800-477-2131.
 This outrageous new stand-alone utility allows users to create unusual and unique TrueType fonts from any TrueType or PostScript language Type 1 font. Users can apply crazy effects such as Cow Spots, Cactus, Swiss Cheese, Mangled, Shattered, 3D, Bite, College, or Warp to any of their existing fonts, or mix the effects for even more bizarre results.
 Through an easy-to-use graphical interface, users can enlarge, rotate or skew their fonts before incorporating eyebrow-raising cow spots, cactus prickles, Swiss cheese holes and other cutting-edge effects.
 Font-o-matic, which is full of funky custom-designed sounds, applies effects to a copy of the font, leaving the original unaltered. Each new TrueType font is then easily installed and is accessible from any Windows application. Anyone who uses fonts, from sophisticated type designers to computer novices, will find Font-o-matic an inventive, indispensable tool for font hilarity. Font-o-matic comes with herds 'o free fonts for immediate insanity.
 Kirk Heinlein, Font Products Marketing Manager, explains, "Font-o- matic is going to be big! The idea is simple -- adding lots of crazy effects to the fonts you have on your system. And when you add the combination of hilarious sound effects to the really fun-to-use interface, Font-o-matic is even more entertaining than many games out there."
 Founded in 1984, Richardson, Texas-based Altsys Corporation is a world leader in font-editing and graphics software. Altsys publishes Fontographer(R) 3.5 for Windows and Fontographer 4.0 for Macintosh(R), Metamorphosis(R) Professional and EPS Exchange(R) for Macintosh, and Virtuoso(TM) for NeXTSTEP(R) and Solaris(R). Altsys is also the developer of the award-winning Aldus(R) FreeHand(R) graphics program.
 NOTE: Fontographer, Metamorphosis and EPS Exchange are registered trademarks and Font-o-matic is a trademark of Altsys Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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 /CONTACT: Kirk Heinlein, Font Products Marketing Manager of Altsys Corporation, 214-680-2060, or fax, 214-680-0537; or Melinda Conkling, Account Executive of Springbok Technologies, Inc., 214-732-7086, or fax, 214-732-6156/


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