UNIX(R) System V release 4.2 includes Adobe Type Manager Software
San Francisco -- June 16, 1992 -- (Business Wire) -- UNIX System Laboratories, Inc., Tuesday announced that it has embedded Adobe Type Manager(TM) (ATM(TM)) software and selected Type 1 fonts into its new UNIX(R) System V Release 4.2, giving customers immediate use of state-of-the-art, scalable fonts and the ability to buy and use floppy disks containing thousands of Type 1 fonts that are already on the DOS Windows(TM) Market.
Incorporation of Adobe scalable font technology helps the new UNIXoperating system support desktop publishing, presentation graphics, and other WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") applications requiring smooth, flexible type display. Software vendors can rely on this capability on all SVR4.2 systems. Since SVR4.2 lets customers access DOS data disks, customers can buy Type 1 font disks already on the market for DOS Windows and use them to enhance X Window System(TM) applications. In addition, inclusion of ATM software at the operating system level makes it much easier for software developers to move Windows, Macintosh(R) and OS/2(R) applications to SVR4.2 and sell into the Intel, SPARC, MIPS and Motorola workstation and server markets.
ATM software is system software that quickly generates type for displays and printers from outline fonts in Adobe's Type 1 format. ATM software works transparently to display smooth, high-quality text in all sizes. The International Standards Organization (ISO) recently specified the Type 1 format as the standard for outline fonts in the worldwide computer marketplace.
Roel Pieper, president and CEO of USL, said, ``This is a real win for desktop publishers and workstation users accustomed to fast, high-quality type displays. By embedding ATM software into SVR4.2, we are making the world's leading scalable font technology and a wide selection of Type 1 fonts available off-the-shelf to all UNIX system users and software developers.''
Charles Geschke, Adobe's president and CEO, said, ``This partnership expands opportunities for Adobe and its technology in the UNIX system marketplace and signals our mutual intent to integrate industry-standard, scalable type with innovative new UNIX operating system products.''
Adobe Type Manager software is now available for Windows, Macintosh, OS/2 and UNIX system-based computers. ATM software is bundled with more than 50 software applications and integrated into operating system software and printer software. The Adobe Type Library is the largest source of on-line type, containing more than 1,500 typefaces. More than 13,000 Type 1 fonts are available from over 30 vendors and more than 70 million individual Adobe-based typefaces have been sold over the past five years.
Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) 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.
UNIX System Laboratories, Inc., headquartered in Summit, N.J., develops and markets the UNIX System V operating system and other Open Systems software, including the TUXEDO(R) Enterprise Transaction Processing System, Open Networking Platform(TM) OSI technology and the C++ Language System, to the worldwide computing industry.
Adobe, Adobe Type Manager and ATM are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. UNIX and TUXEDO are registered trademarks and Open Networking Platform is a trademark of UNIX System Laboratories, Inc. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. OS/2 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. X Window System is a trademark of MIT.
CONTACT: UNIX System Laboratories Inc., Summit, N.J. Larry Lytle, Director, Corporate Communications, 908/522-5186 or Ry Schwark, Press and Analyst Relations, 908/522-6264 17:08 ET JUN 16, 1992
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