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Re: Adobe and the whole world???
At 03:33 PM 5/29/99 +0100, Chris Rowley wrote:
>From "About Adobe PostScript
PlanetReady(TM) font handling
Please can someone quickly tell me if this is:
just a trendy name for some hyped-up well-known stuff;
something worth further investigation.
They seem to be mostly referring to support for two-byte fonts using CID
keys and cmaps,
and support for fonts that need more complex support (ligaturing)
available in OpenType
(which includes CFF format and Type 2). Under this umbrella also
Unicode support at least in Windows NT/W2K where Unicode is actually
(but that printer driver appears not to be out yet).
They variously refer to new printer drivers, new fonts, and applications
systems. Somewhat ill-delimited. Not unusual for company
hype. But the term is
a registered trademark! So they must have thought it worth the $245
(and the thousands for their lawyers to take a break from two-Martini
at the golf club to fill in the form).
And, with PlanetReady (TM) Printing, Adobe ensures that Adobe PostScript
is delivered in the broadest range of printing systems available
by securing support from leading application software products and
integration with key operating systems.
Adobe PostScript 3 provides users worldwide with access to its
solution. With full support of inter-national font requirements via a new
technology, support from leading creative application software
support for localized printing anywhere in the world through
drivers, Adobe PostScript 3 is poised to immediately enhance the
experience for users worldwide.
PlanetReady ™ Printer driver available
Mac 8.5.1 Windows 95 4.2.3
Windows NT 5.0
Full font support for Roman,
Asian, and Cyrillic in ten languages. fonts.
Full support for international printing needs.
Roman markets – for Asian markets
Adobe PostScript 3 is PlanetReady
for Roman and Asian languages. Instead of
buying localized, proprietary devices, international companies can now
a single printing technology standard worldwide. Adobe PostScript 3 is
to handle double-byte fonts—such as Asian characters—at the core level.
are fully optimized in all relevant languages, including English, French,
Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and
traditional Chinese. In addition, Adobe PostScript 3 supports Eastern
Asian language characters, commonly known as Cyrillic fonts.
Adobe PostScript 3 provides users
worldwide with access to its printing solution.
With full support of inter-national font requirements via a new font
support from leading creative application software titles, and support
printing anywhere in the world through enhanced drivers, Adobe PostScript
poised to immediately enhance the printing experience for users
• PlanetReady Printing.
With this feature, Adobe ensures that Adobe PostScript 3 technology is a
printing solution with support by leading application software products,
with key operating systems, and the capability to deliver documents to
range of printing systems available worldwide.
PlanetReady(TM) printing - Adobe PostScript 3 printing systems are
to provide full support for international printing needs, making it easy
international corporations to set establish a single printing
standard worldwide. The standard fonts include support for eastern and
Central European language requirements. AdobePS(TM) printer drivers are
available in a wide variety of languages to support high quality printing
both Roman and Asian fonts and documents worldwide.