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Agfa Monotype Licenses Fonts & iType to HP for OpenVMS Operating System

Press release from the issuing company

Assures Seamless Operation In Internet And E-Business Solutions Without Loss Of Font Integrity. Mortsel, Belgium – July 16, 2002 – Agfa Monotype Corporation licensed 14 fonts and the company’s iType font rendering technology to Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) for the HP OpenVMS operating system. OpenVMS, a general-purpose operating system that runs in multi-user production and development environments, now includes the 14 fonts that are fully compatible with Microsoft Windows. The inclusion of these de-facto standard fonts assures seamless operation of OpenVMS in Internet and e-business solutions without loss of font integrity, layout or line-ending characteristics. In addition, Agfa Monotype’s TrueType-based font scaling subsystem, iType, is now available with OpenVMS to ensure fast, high-quality text rendering capabilities. "A major strength of OpenVMS is its capability to integrate and inter-operate with heterogeneous systems, including UNIX, Linux, and Windows," said Mark Gorham, vice president of HP’s OpenVMS Software Group. "Agfa Monotype’s Windows-compatible core fonts and its iType rasterizer are integral components that provide the necessary continuity, particularly with Java applications and J2EE-based application servers." "We’re pleased to continue our relationship with the OpenVMS group as it moves forward as part of HP," said Steve Kuhlman, vice president of Agfa Monotype. "Our technologies are designed to empower products such as OpenVMS to make the most of Windows compatibility without compromising quality or performance in complex enterprise integration environments." Twelve of the 14 fonts are from Agfa Monotype’s Windows-compatible core set which is comprised of Albany, Cumberland and Thorndale – type families identical in screen and printer metrics as the Windows core fonts, Arial, Courier and Times New Roman. Agfa Monotype’s Windows-compatible core set is also part of the company’s Enhanced Screen Quality (ESQ) line of TrueType fonts that have been optimized for viewing type legibly at any resolution.