AFP Font Collection for S/390 Features New International Font Support

Software Announcement
September 8, 1998
Announcement Letter Number: 298-261


Table of Contents:



At a Glance

The AFP Font Collection for MVS, OS/390, VM and VSE and its companion product, AFP Font Collection for AIX, OS/400 and OS/2 (5648-B45), provide a comprehensive set of fonts and utilities to ensure consistent printing on AFP printers in any IBM system environment. Version 2 includes new international language capabilities to enable printing in global markets:

  • Support for the euro currency symbol and code pages

  • Support for printing in Thai and Lao

  • Support for the New Sheqel Sign in Hebrew

  • Enhanced code page support for Cyrillic, Hebrew, Katakana, Latin2 and APL

  • Addition of "g-cedilla" to all Latin4 Core Interchange fonts.
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Overview

The IBM AFP (TM) Font Collection provides a comprehensive set of fonts to give you consistent printed output on AFP printers at 240 or 300 dpi or at any resolution on printers that use outline fonts. The fonts can be installed in any IBM S/390 (R) operating system environment. The AFP Font Collection supports printing in approximately 46 languages.

Font utilities in the AFP Font Collection for AIX (R), OS/400 (R) and OS/2 (R) (program number 5648-B45) allow you to acquire Type 1 or CID outline fonts in any typeface of your choice and create AFP fonts in raster format, or in AFP outline font format. The Type 1 and CID outline fonts also allow you to view your AFP documents in Windows95, NT or OS/2 systems, or via the Netscape or Internet Explorer browsers with WYSIWYG fidelity.

Version 2 of the AFP Font Collection includes new international language capabilities to support print requirements for global markets. Specific new functions include:

  • Support for the new euro currency symbol and code pages in all Latin1 Expanded Core fonts

  • Addition of full Core Interchange font support for Thai and Lao languages

  • Support for the New Sheqel Sign in all Hebrew Core Interchange fonts

  • Enhanced code page support for Cyrillic, Hebrew, Katakana, Latin2 (including Estonia), and APL

  • Addition of "g-cedilla" to all Latin4 Core Interchange fonts.



Intended Customers

AFP Font Collection is intended for any AFP customer who requires:

  • Consistent fonts for printers at different resolutions

  • Print and view fidelity

  • Printed output with the new euro currency symbol



Key Prerequisites

AFP Font Collection can be installed in any IBM S/390 operating system.

Price

$1,500



Planned Availability Dates

  • September 25, 1998 (MVS (TM) and OS/390 (R))

  • October 30, 1998 (VSE)

  • December 11, 1998 (VM)

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DESCRIPTION

The AFP Font Collection products provide a comprehensive set of fonts and utilities to give you consistent printed output on AFP printers at 240 or 300 dpi, or on printers that use outline fonts. The fonts can be installed in any IBM S/390 operating system environment. They support printing in approximately forty-six languages.

The associated Font Collection product, AFP Font Collection for AIX, OS/400 and OS/2 (program number 5648-B45) also includes compatible outline fonts in the standard Adobe Type 1 font architecture. These screen fonts allow you to view your AFP documents in Windows 95, Windows NT (R) or OS/2 systems, or on a Web server via the Netscape or Internet Explorer web browsers with WYSIWYG fidelity. Fonts for printing in double-byte languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese are provided with the AFP Font Collection for AIX, OS/400 and OS/2. These fonts are supplied in CID-keyed outline format, and must be converted to AFP fonts using the Type Transformer utility before they can be used for printing.

The Font Collection supports printing for all non-DBCS languages in the following three typefaces:

  • Courier
  • Helvetica
  • Times New Roman
Additional fixed-space Latin1 fonts are available in:
  • Boldface
  • Gothic Text
  • Letter Gothic
  • Prestige
The optional font programs and utilities in AFP Font Collection for AIX, OS/400 and OS/2 (5648-B45) run in a personal computer using OS/2. The Type Transformer program enables you to acquire Type 1 or CID keyed outlines from any font vendor, in any typeface of your choice, and create AFP fonts in raster format, or in AFP outline font format.

What's New in Version 2 of AFP Font Collection

AFP Font Collection Version 2 includes new international language capabilities to support print requirements for global markets. Specific new functions include:

  • Support for the new euro currency symbol and code pages in 19 typefaces

    The European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) will begin on January 1, 1999, with the introduction of a single currency for eleven participating countries -- the euro. Businesses that conduct operations in or with these countries will require changes to applications that need to process, print or display the new euro sign. AFP Font Collection Version 2 can help you transition to the new currency by providing EuroReady fonts for printing and viewing.

  • Addition of character sets and code pages for printing in Thai and Lao.

    To remain competitive in today's increasingly global markets, it is no longer enough to print output in a single national language. Many businesses must also be able to distribute and print output all over the world -- particularly if they are looking for growth opportunities in the expanding Far East markets. To support these global business requirements, AFP Font Collection now contains font character sets and code pages for printing in Thai and Lao, as well as in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

  • Font character sets and code pages to support the New Sheqel Sign in Hebrew

    A new currency symbol, the New Sheqel Sign, has been introduced into the Hebrew alphabet. Similar to the changes underway in Europe to print the euro sign in addition to or instead of national currency symbols, applications that previously printed the old Sheqel sign will require changes to replace it with the new symbol.

  • Miscellaneous international language enhancements



Year 2000

This product does not have date dependencies and is, therefore, Year 2000 ready.



PRODUCT POSITIONING

The IBM AFP Font Collection products provide a comprehensive set of fonts that give you consistent printed output on AFP printers at any resolution, as well as when viewing AFP documents in Windows 95, Windows NT, OS/2, or from the Netscape or Internet Explorer Web browsers. AFP fonts included in the Font Collection can be installed in any S/390 operating system, and can be used for printing on any AFP/IPDS (TM) printer. The optional programs in the AFP Font Collection for AIX, OS/400 and OS/2 (5648-B45) allow you to acquire fonts in any typeface from font vendors and turn them into AFP fonts for printing. The Font Collection thus provides a complete solution for all your AFP font needs.



HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SUPPORT SERVICES



SmoothStart (TM)/Installation Services

IBM SmoothStart or Installation Services will not be provided for IBM AFP Font Collection. If installation services are required, contact Printing Systems Professional Services to inquire about a contract. Call US area code 303-924-6700, or send an e-mail to psmail@us.ibm.com.

Trademarks

      AFP, MVS, IPDS, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International
      Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other
      countries or both.
      S/390, AIX, OS/2, OS/400, and OS/390 are registered trademarks
      of International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



OPEN ENTERPRISE

AFP (TM) Font Collection is based on the following ISO font standards

  • ISO 8859-1 (Latin1)
  • ISO 8859-2 (Latin2)
  • ISO 8859-3 (Latin3)
  • ISO 8859-4 (Latin4)
  • ISO 8859-5 (Latin/Cyrillic)
  • ISO 8859-6 (Latin/Arabic)
  • ISO 8859-7 (Latin/Greek)
  • ISO 8859-8 (Latin/Hebrew)
  • ISO 8859-9 (Latin5)
  • ISO 8859-15 (Latin9) (new standard for euro currency)
Fonts included in the AFP Font Collection, or created using its utilities, conform to the following Adobe font architecture standards usually associated with Postscript printing:
  • Type 1 outline font architecture
  • CID-Keyed outline font architecture for double-byte fonts
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) fonts included in the Font Collection are based on the following standards:
  • ANSI X3.49-1975 (R1982) Size I (OCR-B)
  • ISO 1073/II (OCR-B)
  • ECMA-11-1975 (OCR-B)
  • ANSI X3.17-1981 (OCR-A)
  • ISO 1073/I-1976 (OCR-A)
AFP Fonts in the Font Collection are based on IBM's registered Font Object Content Architecture (FOCA) and its registered components:
  • Graphic Character Set Global Identifier (GCSGID)
  • Font Global Identifier (FGID)
  • Code Page Global Identifier (CPGID)
  • Graphic Character Global Identifier (GCGID)



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: The AFP Font Collection is intended to support printing on AFP/IPDS (TM) printers that accept host downloaded fonts using Print Services Facility (TM) or InfoPrint (TM) Manager. Current printers include:

  • IBM InfoPrint 4000
  • IBM InfoPrint 3000
  • IBM InfoPrint 60
  • IBM InfoPrint 32
  • IBM InfoPrint 20
  • IBM Network Printers (4312, 4317, 4324)
  • 3900
  • 3160
  • 3130
Software Requirements: Fonts contained in the AFP Font Collection require one of the IBM Print Services Facility products listed below:
  • PSF/MVS (TM) V2.2 or later version or release (5695-040)

  • PSF/VM V2.1.1 (5684-141). Download of outline fonts is not supported.

  • PSF/VSE V2.2.1 (5686-040)
Compatibility: Fonts and programs in AFP Font Collection Version 2.1.0 are compatible with the fonts and programs in Version 1.1.0 when used in accordance with associated product documentation.

Limitations: Not every font in the AFP Font Collection contains support for the euro sign and code pages.

AFP Font Collection Version 2.1.0 for MVS, OS/390 (R), VM and VSE no longer contains the fonts knows as "Compatibility" fonts. Compatibility fonts for S/390 (R) systems are shipped with the base product for PSF/MVS, PSF/VM and PSF/VSE.



Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: Before installing AFP Font Collection Version 2.1.0, customers should ensure that current font libraries that may be overwritten do not contain fonts that have been customized and stored in these libraries by their original names.

Packaging: AFP Font Collection will be delivered in one package with the following contents:

  • IBM Customer Agreement

  • Tapes in 3480 or 4MM format depending upon the media feature selected

  • One copy of the AFP Font Collection Licensed Program Specification

  • One copy of the AFP Font Summary licensed publication

  • A Program Directory
The following changes from Font Collection Version 1 are in effect with Font Collection Version 2:
  • AFP Font only on CD-ROM for MVS, VM and VSE (media features 5809, 5829 and 5819) are not offered with this version.

  • Unbounded Box fonts (3800-3 format), media features 6201, 5842, 6204 and 5852 are not offered with this version. The MVS and VSE unbounded box features of Font Collection Version 1 (5648-113) will continue to be orderable for a limited time.



Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced fonts use the security and auditability features of the host system on which they are installed. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



ORDERING INFORMATION



New Licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic License: To order AFP Font Collection Version 2.1.0, specify the program number 5648-B33, and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the combination of Media and OTC feature numbers from the list below for the line items desired.

                                                        One-Time
                                                        Charge
S/390 Operating System                                  Feature

MVS or OS/390 0001 VM VSE

Specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium shown below.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium:

                                    Feature        Distribution
Environment        Content          Number         Medium

MVS or AFP Fonts 5802 3480 tape OS/390 only cartridge MVS or AFP Fonts 6200 4-mm tape OS/390 only

VSE AFP Fonts 5812 3480 tape only cartridge VSE AFP Fonts 6203 4-mm tape only

VM AFP Fonts 5822 3480 tape only cartridge VM AFP Fonts 6205 4-mm tape only

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number

Initial Shipments

Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation)

Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation)

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media)

Update Shipments

Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation)

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media)

Suppress Updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation)

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 Manufacturing Solutions (SMS) receives the order. SMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo, program directory, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material for the selected operating environments.

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number

IBM AFP Fonts: Font Summary for AFP S544-5633 Font Collection IBM AFP Font Collection LPS G544-5634

AFP Fonts: Font Summary, S544-5633-00 replaces AFP Fonts: Font Summary, S544-3810

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Licensing: IBM Customer Agreement

Designated Machine: Not required

Variable Charges Apply: No

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Applies: No

Installation License or Location License Applies: Yes

Usage Restriction Applies: No

Educational Allowance: Yes, to qualified education customers.

Volume Discount: Not applicable

Version-To-Version Upgrade Credits Apply: No

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: None
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  • Object Code Only (OCO): All
Testing Period: None

Satisfaction Guarantee: Two months for basic licenses

Starts 10 days after IBM ships, or on the day a non-DSLO additional licence is authorized.

Program Services

  • Support Center Applies: Yes
  • Available Until Discontinued: 12 months written notice



CHARGES

The charges 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.

                                                        One-Time
Program Number                                          Charge

5648-B33 $1,500

The Support Line Charge is included with the Support Line Charge for the base operating system on which the fonts or programs are installed.

One-Time Charge: Customers who pay a one-time charge for a licensed program receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at no additional charge. Significant new function may be offered as an optional feature and charged for separately. If a replacement program is announced and the customer elects to license the replacement program for a one-time charge and replace the prior program, an upgrade charge may apply.



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To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

      AFP, IPDS, Print Services Facility, InfoPrint, and MVS are
      trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in
      the United States or other countries or both.
      OS/390 and S/390 are registered trademarks of International
      Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other
      countries or both.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.