IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-346
December 17, 2002
IBM Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms V1.1 Extends Global AFP Font Support
At a Glance
IBM Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms V1.1 includes all the outline fonts in the IBM AFP Font Collection V2.1 with the following enhancements:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
IBM Infoprint® Fonts for Multiplatforms V1.1, a new font program, is intended for the IBM iSeries, IBM pSeries, and Windows® platforms, and includes the Type Transformer and Utilities optional feature, which enables you to edit and manage fonts.
This new program enhances the outline fonts that are currently available in the Advanced Function Printing (AFP) Font Collection. The enhancements include:
In addition, the GUIs that were in the AFP Font Collection are improved.
V1.1 does not include raster fonts. The current AFP Font Collection products (5648-B33 and 5648-B45) will continue to be made available for those who desire raster fonts.
Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms requires an iSeries, pSeries, or Windows system with Print Services Facility or Infoprint Manager.
IBM Expanded Core Fonts
The IBM Expanded Core Fonts are provided with Infoprint Fonts. Code pages and coded fonts compatible with the Expanded Core Fonts are also provided.
The IBM Expanded Core Fonts combine the IBM Core Interchange Fonts, IBM Coordinated Fonts, and IBM BookMaster® Fonts.
The IBM Expanded Core Fonts are all derived from Adobe Type 1 font technology. They are provided in the AFP outline font format for OS/400®, AIX®, and Windows, and in the Type 1 format for AIX and Windows.
The Expanded Core Fonts include the following font families:
Courier, Helvetica, and Times New Roman contain characters for the International Standards Organization (ISO) language groups listed under Languages Supported . Each of these three type families also contain a symbols collection of scientific, mathematical, and special-purpose characters in Roman Medium and Roman Bold typefaces.
The IBM Expanded Core Fonts include characters for the following language groups defined in ISO Standard 8859:
Double-Byte Character Set (DBCS) Fonts
The DBCS fonts are derived from the Adobe CID-Keyed font and Type 1 technologies. They are provided in the AFP outline font format for OS/400, AIX, and Windows, and in the CID-Keyed format for AIX and Windows.
DBCS Core Fonts: The DBCS Core Fonts are available for use with IBM Print Services Facility (PSF) licensed programs. These fonts contain the following typefaces suitable for printing a variety of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean documents:
DBCS Simulation Fonts: The DBCS Simulation Fonts are available for use with IBM PSF licensed programs. The DBCS Simulation Fonts are provided in AFP Outline Font format that simulates the following raster font products:
Type Transformer and Utilities
The Type Transformer single-byte program converts Type 1 outlines to 240 DPI®, 300 dpi, and AFP outline fonts.
The Type Transformer double-byte program converts CID-Keyed fonts to 240 dpi and AFP outline fonts.
The Type Transformer Utilities include the following:
Differences Between Infoprint Fonts and AFP Font Collection
This section lists the enhancements of Infoprint Fonts V1.1.0 compared with the AFP Font Collection V2.1.1 (5648-B33, 5648-B45).
The following applies to the Infoprint Fonts product in general:
General Font Library: The General Font Library contains the fonts referred to as single-byte fonts in the AFP Font Collection. The General Font Library also contains fonts that were not labeled in the AFP Font Collection, such as Arabic, Cyrillic/Greek, Latin, OCR, and Thai. Infoprint Fonts include the following regional enhancements for the General Font Library:
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
Enhanced the existing 12 AFP Outline Character Sets as follows:
The following character compliments remain unchanged from the AFP Font Collection:
Japanese Font Library
The Japanese Font Library was enhanced as follows:
Korean Font Library
The Korean Font Library was enhanced as follows:
Simplified Chinese Font Library
The Simplified Chinese Font Library was enhanced as follows:
Traditional Chinese Font Library
The Traditional Chinese Font Library was enhanced as follows:
Type Transformer and Utilities
The following enhancements have been made to the Type Transformer and Utilities available with Infoprint Fonts:
The Type Transformer program was revised to create the AFP Font media features included with Infoprint Fonts.
Except as stated above, the Type Transformer and Utilities optional feature has no DBCS restrictions.
Note: The use of the IBM Logo fonts is restricted to printing softcopy documents provided by IBM or such other use as may be consistent with IBM softcopy publication distribution.
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms V1.1 has the following capabilities for vision-impaired users:
Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms V1.1 has the following capabilities for users with other disabilities:
Host-resident fonts are not included with IBM IPDS printers. They must be purchased separately. Infoprint Fonts provides a wide range of outline fonts for use with current IBM IPDS printers. Older IBM IPDS printers use raster fonts, which are included with the IBM AFP Font Collection program product.
The Type Transformer and Utilities for Windows optional feature includes tools for managing and editing fonts. It also includes utilities for creating AFP outline fonts from Adobe CID-keyed and Type 1 outline fonts.
IBM Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms V1.1 includes the same fonts as IBM Infoprint Fonts for z/OS V1.1 (5648-E76), which is intended for the S/390® and z/OS platforms. For more information about IBM Infoprint Fonts for z/OS V1.1 refer to Software Announcement 202-345 , dated December 17, 2002.
For information about the font formats supported by IBM printers, refer to IBM Printing Systems: Printer Information (S544-5750).
For more information on fonts, visit the Printing Systems Font Database that you can access through the Printing Systems Information Center at:
From the pull-down list under "Select Navigation View", select FONTS.
Product information will be available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The following hardcopy publication is shipped with this program:
Order Title Number Infoprint(R) Fonts: Font Summary G544-5846
The following softcopy publications are shipped in PDF format with the corresponding optional features of this program:
Order Title Number Infoprint Fonts: Japanese Font S544-5849 Library Technical Reference Infoprint Fonts: Korean Font S544-5850 Library Technical Reference Infoprint Fonts: Simplified Chinese S544-5851 Font Library Technical Reference Infoprint Fonts: Traditional Chinese S544-5852 Font Library Technical Reference
The following softcopy publications are shipped in PDF format with the Type Transformer and Utilities optional feature:
Order Title Number Infoprint Fonts: Introduction to Type G544-5853 Transformer and Utilities for Windows(R) Infoprint Fonts: Creating G544-5854 User-Defined Characters
These publications can be also be ordered immediately. To order, contact your IBM representative or go to the Web site for the IBM Publications Center.
The IBM Publications Center:
The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded free of charge.
The IBM Publications Notification System:
The Publications Notification System (PNS) enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive notifications by e-mail of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded via the Publications Center.
These publications can be downloaded from the IBM PSD Web site at:
Specified Operating Environment
Infoprint Fonts is intended to support printing on Advanced Function
Printing/Intelligent Printer Data Stream (AFP/IPDS) printers
that accept downloaded fonts using Print Services Facility (PSF) or
The fonts contained in Infoprint Fonts require one of the IBM PSF or Infoprint Manager products listed below:
Compatibility: Infoprint Fonts V1.1 and AFP Font Collection V2.1 may both be installed on the same system. Fonts and programs in AFP Font Collection V2.1 are compatible with fonts and programs in Infoprint Fonts V1.1 when used in accordance with associated documentation.
Coded font flat files created using AFP Font Collection V1.1 cannot be used with Infoprint Fonts V1.1.
Infoprint Fonts is delivered in one package with the following:
Security, Auditability, and Control
Infoprint Fonts uses the security and auditability features of the operating system under which it is installed.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Infoprint Fonts has a one-time charge (OTC) for each feature of the product that is ordered. No upgrade from AFP Font Collection applies.
Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms consists of the General Font Library base feature and optional features for:
Each Font Library feature is available on CD-ROM in formats for installation on OS/400, AIX, and Windows systems. The Type Transformer and Utilities optional feature is available on CD-ROM only in a format for installation on a Windows system.
The General Font Library consists of Type-1 single-byte outline fonts. The other font libraries consist of CID-keyed double-byte outline fonts.
Order an IBM Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms V1.1 license for each system on which the fonts are to be installed. All font libraries must be installed on the same system. The Type Transformer and Utilities optional feature may be installed on a separate Windows workstation, provided that the number of such workstations does not exceed the number of Type Transformer and Utilities optional features that are purchased.
To order Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms V1.1, specify 5648-E77 and the combination of media and OTC features desired from the table below. Each media feature must have a corresponding OTC feature.
Program Number: 5648-E77
OTC Medium Feature Feature Description Number Number Medium Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms V1.1 General Font Library 0001 OS/400 5829 CD-ROM AIX and Windows 5957 CD-ROM Japanese Font Library 0002 OS/400 5839 CD-ROM AIX and Windows 5849 CD-ROM Korean Font Library 0003 OS/400 5819 CD-ROM AIX and Windows 5889 CD-ROM Simplified Chinese 0004 Font Library OS/400 5869 CD-ROM AIX and Windows 5879 CD-ROM Traditional Chinese 0005 Font Library OS/400 5859 CD-ROM AIX and Windows 5809 CD-ROM Type Transformer 0006 and Utilities Windows 5899 CD-ROM
Feature Description Number Expedite Shipments Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer Expedite Process Charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Terms and Conditions
Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
For each license, all font libraries must be installed on the same system. The Type Transformer and Utilities optional feature may be installed on a separate Windows workstation, provided that the number of such workstations does not exceed the number of Type Transformer and Utilities optional features that are purchased.
The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
Program Name: Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms V1.1
OTC Program Feature Description Number Number OTC Infoprint Fonts for 5648-E77 Multiplatforms V1.1 General Font Library 0001 $ 500 Japanese Font Library 0002 1,500 Korean Font Library 0003 1,500 Simplified Chinese 0004 1,500 Font Library Traditional Chinese 0005 1,500 Font Library Type Transformer 0006 1,500 and Utilities
To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.