CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Nov. 13, 2001--MyFonts.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS), announced today that it is now offering multiuser licenses. Seventeen font foundries, including seven major font foundries, have already agreed to offer the multiuser licenses. Together, these represent over 90% of the fonts on sale at MyFonts.com.
Font users who need multiple copies of the same font can now easily purchase a license for them online at competitive prices.
"MyFonts.com's charter from its inception is to eliminate hurdles to users of fonts," said Charles Ying, CEO of MyFonts.com. "The ability to purchase multiuser licenses online addresses a very time-consuming process for most organizations who need to purchase fonts for an entire workgroup."
The major font foundries offering multiuser licenses are:
-- Bitstream Inc., which since 1981 has provided quality products and innovative tools for the graphics communication industry. As a leading developer of font technology and digital typefaces, Bitstream has set the standard for quality, value, and service that our customers expect and that we strive to exceed.
-- Elsner+Flake, founded in March 1986 by Veronika Elsner and Gunther Flake with the aim of creating a continuously growing library of digital fonts. The Elsner+Flake Digital Library contains more than 2,500 fonts, available to a worldwide audience in Macintosh(R) PostScript(R), PC PostScript(R) and PC TrueType(R) formats.
-- Linotype Library GmbH - the Source of the Originals. A member of the Heidelberg Group. Supplies cutting-edge font technology and can boast one of the world's largest libraries of original fonts, providing both innovation and tradition. Its portfolio currently includes more than 5,200 PostScript and TrueType fonts for the Macintosh and PC, sold in single font packs, in bulk, on CDs or online.
-- P22 Type Foundry, developing typefaces which are not available anywhere else. Their fonts represent a cross section of art, natural science and history in a context that is relevant to the modern computer user. Each font set is packaged with background information on its source and inspiration.
-- PageStudioGraphics, developers and publishers of special-purpose pictorial symbol fonts, in PostScript and TrueType formats, for the Macintosh and PC, under the trademark PIXymbols, since 1986.
-- Storm Type Foundry, founded in Prague in 1993 with the aim of restoring the values of classical typography for the benefit of digital technologies.
-- URW, the successor of the company URW (Unternehmensberatung Rubow Weber - from the founders' names), in Hamburg, Germany. Under the technical direction of Peter Karow, this company led the world in developing digital font technology. The large collection of URW fonts is sold in single font packs or in bulk on CDs as well as online at MyFonts.com. The company has an excellent reputation in Europe for quality and their attention to the Central European market.
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