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Re: display vs text faces

From: Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 02:45:31 -0800
Message-Id: <v02120d02ad4a0b39cb13@[]>
To: www-font@w3.org
At 6:59p 01/26/96, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:

>I wonder if Ares Software would care to use their font descriptor technology?
>I pulled this excerpt from an article on AOL in their MDP forum:
>  FontChameleon from Ares Software (415/578-9090) offers the ability
>  to manipulate the master fonts in applications that have QuickDraw GX
>  slides for weight, height and width.
>  Future versions of Apple's operating system and printers will further
>  integrate and tweak Quickdraw GX. Upcoming OS's will also use
>  Ares Software's Chameleon technology. Used in the FontChameleon
>  application, Chameleon automatically generates TrueType and Postscript
>  Type 1 fonts from master outlines and preset descriptor files. Combined
>  with Quickdraw GX, Chameleon should offer enhanced document portability,
>  and better font selections and type effects, requiring minimal RAM and
>  disk space.
>The font descriptor files are very small (2-3K).
>Ares is best known for their "FontMonger" PS/TT converter.

Well, I contacted Ares via email. Their frustrating situation:

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From: AresSW@aol.com
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 18:03:36 -0500
To: boo@best.com
Subject: Re: Fonts for WWW

Sorry Walter,

My hands are tied.  I can't subscribe or offer any services, until  Ares cuts
through the red tape of getting on the WWW.

Ares Technical Support,

David Hespelt
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    Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>     Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
          Mountain View, CA                         ProTERM, FoxPro, HTML
 http://www.natural-innovations.com/     Musician - Guitarist, Songwriter
Received on Friday, 16 February 1996 05:45:37 UTC

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