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Artifex Software Inc.
7 Mt. Lassen Dr. A-134
San Rafael, CA 94903, USA
Phone: +1-415 4 92-98 61
Fax: +1-415 4 92-98 62
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Artifex® offers a competitive font and font scaler solution for our family of PDL interpreters. Our fonts are available for pre-licensing evaluation with a signed NDA. Pricing for our fonts and scaler technologies is very competitive and may be combined with our interpreter pricing.
Level 1 and 2 PostScript-generating applications and drivers traditionally rely on the presence of a set of 35 fonts in the RIP, with a particular set of symbols available in these fonts. We offer a high quality set of type faces whose appearance closely matches that of the Adobe base 35 fonts, with the full set of traditional Adobe symbols and with compatible metrics. These fonts are Type 1 format. While PostScript LanguageLevel 3 does not specify a particular set of fonts, applications typically rely on those present in Adobe printers, which consist of the traditional base 35 with additional symbols plus an additional 101 fonts. Our base 35 PS fonts support the extended PSLL3 symbol set. If additional resident fonts are needed, we offer a API to Monotype Imaging's "UFST". The UFST provides a complete set of the 136 PSLL3 fonts.
Older HP printers including HP's LaserJet 4si have a compliment of 45 base fonts. The LaserJet 4600 printers offer the base 45 plus the base 35 PostScript fonts for a total of 80 fonts. We offer a high quality font solution compatible with the 80 font set found in the HP LaserJet 4600. Other devices offer even more fonts, and again, additional Monotype Imaging's fonts may be used.
The Ghostscript family of interpreters offers native rendering of all major page description languages. In addition to rendering to raster, Ghostscript offers the capability of high-level conversion through our High-level Output API. Here are some of the features of this module:
Ghostscript high-level conversion capabilities include the following:
Input formats: PostScript (all), PDF, PCL, and XPS
Output formats: PostScript Level 1, PostScript Level 2, PDF, PDF/A, PDF/X, and XPS.
The Ghostscript high-level output API provides pathways to retain the object-level information. As a result when converting from one format to another, in order to keep the file small and to have searchable/linkable text, Ghostscript retains these objects whenever possible. For example, when PostScript is converted to PDF, fonts and text are retained and are searchable in the resulting PDF file. In addition vector graphics are retained as well. The resulting PDF file is small, with searchable and linkable text.