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

Pyrus N.A. Announces New Font Platform Convertor


For Immediate Release
February 16, 1999

Contact: Ted Harrison

Pyrus N.A. Ltd.

Tel: +1(509)272-3260

Millersville, MD - Pyrus North America Ltd. announced the release of TransType 1.0 for Macintosh today. TransType is a utility for the conversion of fonts from Mac format to PC or PC format to Macintosh. The program works with both Adobe Type 1 and TrueType fonts and has a number of labor-saving features:

  • Batch conversions of whole libraries of fonts
  • Select both source and destination encodings of your converted fonts
  • Automatically build font suitcases when converting fonts to Mac
  • Automatically generate bitmap fonts (with ATM) when converting PC fonts to Mac

"The typography world has needed a platform translator for some time now - ever since the demise of FontHopper", said Ted Harrison, President of Pyrus. "We're filling that gap with TransType so that typographers and designers can move their typefaces cross-platform without a lot of hassle."

TransType retails for US$50 and is immediately available by download from the Pyrus website. Hardware requirements include 8MB RAM, SVGA monitor and a Mouse. Software requirements include Mac OS8.0+. 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, TransType, FONmaker, CompoCompiler, EuroFonter and SigMaker.

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