AFP Font Collection Delivers DBCS Fonts for MVS, OS/390 and VSE
December 15, 1998
Announcement Letter Number: 298-455
Table of Contents:
- At a Glance
- PRODUCT POSITIONING
- SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
- TECHNICAL INFORMATION
- ORDERING INFORMATION
- TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- CALL NOW TO ORDER
At a Glance
The AFP Font Collection Version 2 now includes DBCS fonts for MVS, OS/390 and VSE in AFP 240 dpi raster and AFP outline font formats. Supported languages are:
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese
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The IBM AFP (TM) Font Collection for MVS (TM), OS/390 (R), VM and VSE (5648-B33) provides a comprehensive set of AFP fonts to give you consistent printed output on AFP printers at 240 or 300 dpi using raster fonts, or at any resolution on printers that use AFP outline fonts. The AFP Font Collection supports printing in approximately forty-six languages, including printing in double-byte languages such as Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
The optional Outline Fonts and Programs feature of the companion product, AFP Font Collection for AIX (R), OS/400 (R) and OS/2 (R) (program number 5648-B45), allows you to acquire Type 1 or CID keyed outline fonts in any typeface of your choice and create AFP fonts in raster format, or in AFP outline format. The Type 1 and CID keyed outline fonts also allow you to view your AFP documents on Windows (TM) 95, Windows NT (R) or OS/2 systems, or via the Netscape or Internet Explorer browser with WYSIWYG fidelity.
The AFP Font Collection Version 2 now includes double-byte (DBCS) AFP fonts in 240 dpi raster format and in AFP outline format for the following languages and typefaces:
- Heisei Maru Gothic
- Heisei Kaku Gothic
- Heisei Mincho
- Korean (includes 11,172 Hangul Characters)
- Simplified Chinese
- Fang Song (GB)
- Hei (GB)
- Kai (GB)
- Song (GBK)
- Traditional Chinese
The AFP DBCS fonts in this announcement are used with Print Services Facility (TM)/MVS V2.2, Print Services Facility V3 for OS/390 or Print Services Facility/VSE V2.1.
Planned Availability Dates
- March 26, 1999, for MVS and OS/390
- June 25, 1999, for VSE
This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: http://www.ibm.com
The AFP Font Collection Version 2 for MVS, OS/390, VM and VSE (5648-B33) supports printing for all non-DBCS languages in the following three typefaces:
- Times New Roman
- Gothic Text
- Letter Gothic
The optional font programs and utilities in the companion product 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 outline fonts from any font vendor, in any typeface, and create AFP fonts in raster or outline font format. For more information on the AFP font programs, refer to Software Announcement 298-314 dated September 8, 1998.
What's New in This Announcement?
With this announcement, AFP Font Collection Version 2 now includes double-byte (DBCS) fonts in 240 dpi AFP raster format and in AFP outline format for printing in Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Prior to this announcement, it was necessary to create DBCS font character sets and coded fonts from CID keyed outlines using the AFP Type Transformer program, and upload them to host systems for printing. This meant that S/390 (R) customers had to purchase the optional font programs in order to create and use DBCS fonts. Now you can print in Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese with the fonts provided in the AFP Font Collection without any additional preparation.
The 240 dpi raster fonts are provided in the following sizes:
Point Size Box Size
6.0 20 7.2 24 8.4 28 9.6 32 10.8 36 12.0 40 13.8 46 15.6 52 18.0 60 20.4 68 24.0 80
4.8-, 30- and 36-point fonts (box sizes 16, 100 and 120) are available only as outline fonts due to file size or quality issues associated with rasterizing these character sets.
The DBCS Font Features of AFP Font Collection V2.1.0 also include a set of simulated raster fonts in AFP outline format. These fonts contain metric information that allows them to be positioned horizontally and on the baseline exactly the same as existing 240 dpi raster fonts. Print Services Facility Version 3.1.0 for OS/390 contains new support that allows it to recognize these special fonts and process them so that text is positioned the same as when using raster fonts.
This product does not have date dependencies and is, therefore, Year 2000 ready.
This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.
This announcement complements the announcement of AFP Font Collection Version 2 for MVS, OS/390, VM and VSE, Software Announcement 298-261 dated September 8, 1998, AFP Font Collection Version 2 for AIX, OS/400 and OS/2, Software Announcement 298-314 dated September 8, 1998, and AFP Font Collection Delivers DBCS Fonts for OS/400, AIX and OS/2, Software Announcement 298-453 dated December 15, 1998, with the addition of new optional features for printing in Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SUPPORT SERVICES
SmoothStart (TM)/Installation Services
If installation services are required for the AFP Font Collection, contact Printing Systems Professional Services to inquire about a contract. Call U.S. area code 303-924-6700, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
AFP, MVS, Print Services Facility, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both. OS/390, AIX, OS/2, OS/400, and S/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
OPEN BLUEPRINT (R)
AFP (TM) Font Collection provides fonts for consistent printed output in all IBM operating system environments. Its implementation is consistent with the print function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It supports the IBM Mixed Object Document Content Architecture (MODCA) for printing and viewing. It supports printing on printers that use the Intelligent Print Data Stream (IPDS (TM)) from IBM to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.
AFP Font Collection enables you to view printable documents on the Windows (TM) and OS/2 (R) workstations. Its implementation is consistent with the view function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides fonts that enable WYSIWYG viewing of AFP documents formatted using IBM's Mixed Object:Document Content Architecture-Presentation (MO:DCA-P) format, often referred to as LISTAFP or LIST3820 format, to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.
Fonts in the AFP Font Collection are based on the following industry standard-font technologies from Adobe Systems, Inc.:
- Type 1
- CID keyed outline
Specified Operating Environment
Hardware Requirements: The DBCS fonts in the AFP Font Collection are intended to support printing on AFP/IPDS printers that accept host downloaded fonts using Print Services Facility (TM). Printers must either be able to process 240 dpi raster fonts, or support AFP outline fonts. The ability to use host downloaded DBCS fonts is subject to availability of sufficient printer font storage. Some of the supported printers are:
- IBM InfoPrint (TM) 4000
- IBM InfoPrint 3000
- IBM InfoPrint 60
- IBM InfoPrint 62
- IBM InfoPrint 32
- IBM InfoPrint 20
- IBM 3935
- IBM 3900
- IBM 3827, 3828, 3829, 3835
- IBM 3160
- IBM 3130
- IBM 3124 (Japan only)
- PSF/MVS (TM) V2.2 (5695-040)
- PSF Version 3.1.0 for OS/390 (R) (5655-B17) or a later release
- PSF/VSE Version 2.1.0 (5686-040)
The AFP DBCS fonts are not provided in 300 dpi raster format.
Support for the "simulation raster fonts" that contain special metrics to position the baselines the same as existing raster fonts is provided only in PSF Version 3 for OS/390.
Packaging: The AFP DBCS Fonts are an optional, priced feature of the AFP Font Collection Version 2. They are delivered on separate tape media from the AFP Font Collection's single byte fonts.
Security, Auditability, and Control
The announced features use the security and auditability features of the MVS, OS/390 and VSE operating systems. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
The following advance publications are available now. To order, contact your IBM representative.
Order Title Number
IBM AFP Fonts: Font Summary S544-5633 for AFP Font Collection
IBM AFP Font Collection LPS G544-5634
This feature may be ordered as an MES for installed users of IBM AFP Font Collection Version 2 for MVS, OS/390 and VSE.
For ordering information on the base program, AFP Font Collection Version 2 for MVS, OS/390, VM and VSE, refer to Software Announcement
298-261 dated September 8, 1998.
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
New users of AFP Font Collection for MVS, OS/390, VM and VSE should specify:
Basic License: To order the DBCS features for the basic license, specify program number 5648-B33 and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify one or more of the following features for a one-time charge (OTC) for any of the following languages:
OTC Feature Language Number
Japanese 0002 Korean 0003 Simplified Chinese 0004 Traditional Chinese 0005
Specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium shown below.
Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify IBM and identify the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.
Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium:
Feature DBCS Number Feature MVS VSE Distribution Medium
Japanese 5832 5872 3480 tape cartridge 6490 6204 4-mm tape cartridge
Korean 5842 5882 3480 tape cartridge 6491 6208 4-mm tape cartridge
Simplified 5852 5892 3480 tape cartridge Chinese 6492 6206 4-mm tape cartridge
Traditional 5862 6002 3480 tape cartridge Chinese 6493 6207 4-mm tape cartridge
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
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)
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)
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 Solutions (SDS) receives the order. SDS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Unlicensed Documentation: The following publications are supplied with the AFP Font Collection DBCS Features:
Publication Title Number
Japanese Font Feature Program Directory GI10-0232 for MVS and OS/390
Korean Font Feature Program Directory GI10-0236 for MVS and OS/390
Simplified Chinese Font Feature Program GI10-0237 Directory for MVS and OS/390
Traditional Chinese Font Feature Program GI10-0239 Directory for MVS and OS/390
Japanese Font Feature Program Directory GI10-0241 for VSE
Korean Font Feature Program Directory GI10-0242 for VSE
Simplified Chinese Font Feature Program GI10-0243 Directory for VSE
Traditional Chinese Font Feature Program GI10-0244 Directory for VSE
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.
The terms for IBM AFP Font Collection Version 2, as previously announced in Software Announcement 298-261 dated September 8, 1998, licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement, are unaffected by this announcement.
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
AFP, IPDS, Print Services Facility, InfoPrint, and MVS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both. Open Blueprint, OS/2, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.