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BW: Agfa Monotype Offers Core Font and Color Imaging Technology to Linux Developers

May 03, 2000, 18:37 (2 Talkback[s])

"Agfa Monotype Corporation announced today the availability of its core font technology, Universal Font Scaling Technology (UFST), and its color imaging technology, CMM (Color Management Module), for the Linux operating system. Technology contributions like these, are representative of Agfa Monotype's ongoing support for emerging markets."

"With Agfa Monotype's CMM, the same high-end color transformations and ICC workflow solutions Agfa offers to the graphic arts market can now be used in the Linux environment. Agfa Monotype's CMM is available as a shared library that supports similar functionality and the same API calls as the Microsoft Image Color Management (ICM) and Apple ColorSync products. This compatibility simplifies the task of porting Microsoft Windows PC and Macintosh applications to Linux. It also elevates Linux as an alternative platform for performing color management."

"Agfa Monotype's Universal Font Scaling Technology (UFST) offers a robust font scaling and rasterization solutions for developers, allowing them to rasterize both TrueType and PostScript Type 1 fonts either for the Linux screen, or as part of an overall document printing solution. Today, Agfa Monotype's fonts and font technology ship in 90% of all laser printers sold worldwide."

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