Pyrus N.A. Ltd., Box 465, Millersville, MD 21108, USA

Pyrus N.A. Announces New Version of FontLab


For Immediate Release
June 1, 1998

Contact: Ted Harrison

Pyrus N.A. Ltd.

Tel: +1(509)272-3260

Millersville, MD - Pyrus North America Ltd. announced the release of FontLab version 3.0, a powerful full featured digital typeface editor. With FontLab, graphic artists have everything they need to produce new fonts, add characters to fonts or change existing characters with perfect accuracy and reproducibility.

The list of new features in FontLab 3.0 includes:

  • Native TrueType Editor
  • Type 1 Font Editor
  • Edit Multiple Masters in Native Mode
  • Manual and automatic hinting and kerning
  • Make multiple masters with up to 4 axes
  • Sophisticated vector paint tools
  • Import PC TrueType and Type 1 Fonts
  • TrueType delta hinting
  • Export PC TrueType and Type 1 Formats
  • Supports all language code pages

"This new version of FontLab is the culmination of an extensive and detailed development effort that is designed to address all of the weaknesses in existing font manipulation tools on the market." said Ted Harrison, President of Pyrus N.A.

"We listened to our customers to make sure our development efforts addressed their concerns and needs and we evaluated our competitor's product to address the shortcomings in those products. This release of FontLab will make us the technology leader for products of this nature." he concluded.

FontLab retails for $399.95 and will begin shipping June 1, 1998. Hardware requirements include 8MB RAM, SVGA monitor and a Mouse. Software requirements include WIN95 or WIN NT, or OS/2. All products from Pyrus carry a 60 day satisfaction guarantee.

Pyrus N.A., established in 1992, is the only company in the world to exclusively devote their development efforts to producing digital typeface editors and related products. The company has a full line of products to solve the most complex typography issues. These products include: FontLab, FontLab Composer, Scan Font, TypeTool and SigMaker.

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