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BITSTREAM ROLLS OUT NEW NOVELTY FONT PACKS FOR WINDOWS 3.1, LAUNCHES FIRST LI'L BITS FONT PACKS FOR THE MACINTOSH

 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Bitstream Inc. today unveiled three new titles in its popular line of Bitstream(R) Li'l Bits(tm) novelty font packs for Microsoft(R) Windows(tm) 3.1 -- the STAR TREK(R): THE NEXT GENERATION(tm) Font Pack, THE JETSONS(R) Font Pack and the LOONEY TUNES 1 Font Pack. Each features unique theme typefaces, plus a set of added fonts to complement and add variety to the main theme. Moreover, the STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Font Pack includes a special font of emblems and symbols used in the TV series.
 Bitstream also launched its first Li'l Bits font packs for the Macintosh(R), including such popular systems as the Mac Classic and the Performa. The first offerings for the Macintosh are the STAR TREK and the STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Font Packs.
 The new Li'l Bits Font Packs for the Microsoft Windows 3.1 and Macintosh environments make it easy for users to add fun, excitement, and a unique touch to their documents with widely popular cartoon characters or the thrill of a long-running saga of space exploration.
 The Li'l Bits Font Packs for Microsoft Windows 3.1 are provided in TrueType(tm) format. For Macintosh systems, the Li'l Bits packs are offered in PostScript(R) Type 1 format to work with most Macintosh applications and printers.
 All new Li'l Bits Font Packs will be sold through major distributors and retailers in the United States and Canada. They will also be available directly from Bitstream. With a suggested retail price of $19.95 in the United States and $24.95 in Canada, all will begin shipping at the end of March.
 Among the packs for Microsoft Windows 3.1 users, highlighting the STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Font Pack are the two typefaces used in the "Star Trek" and "The Next Generation" portions of the TV show logo. Bitstream has licensed the typeface designs from Paramount Licensing Group. Also part of the pack are a font of symbols and emblems; the two typefaces used, respectively, for the TV show's credits and episode titles and for all computers, control panels and equipment in the Enterprise; and an additional text face.
 THE JETSONS Font Pack boasts three original typefaces designed by Bitstream based on the Jetsons logo from the TV series, led by a font that has Jetsons characters hugging or looking through every letter. Bistream has licensed the property from Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. The pack also includes three added text faces to complement the theme fonts.
 The LOONEY TUNES 1 Font Pack, three feature fonts are Looney Tunes, a new Bitstream original with a Looney Tunes character highlighting every letter; the same typeface without cartoon characters; and Looney Tunes Tilt, the font used in the Looney Tunes logo. Bitstream has licensed the property from Warner Bros. In addition, the pack offers the two fonts used, respectively, in the Sylvester and Elmer Fudd logos, plus a third text face to round out the set.
 On the Macintosh side, foremost in the STAR TREK Font Pack are the two typefaces used for credits and titling in the original TV series and the movies. Also included are a symbol font with Enterprise crew emblems and Klingon language symbols; Starfleet Bold Extended, the typeface used for the external markings on the U.S.S. Enterprise(tm); plus two text faces to add variety to the theme fonts.
 The STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Font Pack offers the same six authentic letter and symbol fonts as the Microsoft Windows 3.1 version. Bitstream has licensed the typeface designs for both font packs from Paramount Licensing Group.
 Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Bitstream Inc. is an industry leader in typographic quality and innovative printing technology and is committed to providing powerful and comprehensive solutions for the PC and Macintosh platforms. Bitstream licenses type and related software to more than 500 OEMs worldwide. The company's line of end user products for the PC and Macintosh platforms is distributed in the United States and in 18 nations around the world.
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 NOTE TO EDITORS: Bitstream is a registered trademark and Li'l Bits is a trademark of Bitstream Inc. Microsoft is a registered trademark and Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Macintosh is a registered trademark and TrueType is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe System Incorporated. STAR TREK(R)(tm) 1993 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Star Trek is a registered trademark of Paramount Pictures. Bitstream Inc. Authorized user. THE FLINSTONES, THE JETSONS, and all related characters are trademarks of Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.(tm). 1993 Hanna Barbera Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. LOONEY TUNES, characters, names, and all related indicia are trademarks of Warner Bros., a Time Warner Entertainment Company. 1993
 /CONTACT: Hanne Herwick of Bitstream, 617-497-6222 ext. 421/


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