CAMBRIDGE, MA — July 21, 2004 — Bitstream Inc. announced today that it is releasing its first OpenType Pro Pack, Charter BTTM. The Charter BT Pro Pack features 6 fonts: roman, italic, bold, bold italic, black, and black italic. The fonts include characters originally developed for expert sets, such as ligatures, ornaments, old style figures, small caps, and superiors. They support Western, Central European, and Eastern European languages.
OpenType fonts are a cross-platform font format. The same OpenType font can be installed on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and Unix systems. Mac OS X and Windows XP and 2000 have built-in support for OpenType. OpenType fonts also work on Linux, Unix, and earlier versions of Windows, where they are recognized as TrueType fonts.
“OpenType includes many more features than the standard TrueType and PostScript formats, including the ability to install the same font on different platforms, crucial for document portability,” said Anna Chagnon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bitstream. “OpenType fonts boost productivity because graphic designers and business professionals don’t have to wrestle with a lot of different fonts. With OpenType, you have larger character sets to work with and fewer font files to deal with.”
Ms. Chagnon continued, “This will be the first of many OpenType Pro Pack releases from Bitstream. We are starting with the Bitstream Originals, including Bitstream Iowan Old Style, Bitstream Arrus, and Bitstream Amerigo, to name a few. Look for these and other OpenType Pro Packs from Bitstream in the coming months.”
Fonts are available for purchase:
On the Web: http://store.bitstream.com
WhatTheyThink is the global printing industry's leading independent media organization with both print and digital offerings, including WhatTheyThink.com, PrintingNews.com and WhatTheyThink magazine versioned with a Printing News and Wide-Format & Signage edition. Our mission is to provide cogent news and analysis about trends, technologies, operations, and events in all the markets that comprise today’s printing and sign industries including commercial, in-plant, mailing, finishing, sign, display, textile, industrial, finishing, labels, packaging, marketing technology, software and workflow.