NewDeal Technical Support Document 220
The world of outline fonts is somewhat complex. There are many companies involved at several different levels. This document will attempt to clarify some of the terms involved and where companies fit into the scheme of things, as well as describing ways to add more fonts to your NewDeal software.
To keep things interesting, a number of companies fall into more than one of the above categories. For example, Adobe has designed some of its own fonts (acting as a foundry), created its own rasterizer (acting as a rasterizer company), and also sells the rasterizer as an add-on product for both Windows and the Macintosh (acting as an application company).
NewDeal software includes outlines for several typefaces, which are very similar to fonts from other companies. The chart below gives the comparisons for the fonts included in NewDeal. In addition, NewDeal offers additional typefaces through font packages you can purchase directly from us. These fonts are the easiest way to add new typefaces.
Below are the original nine NewDeal outline fonts along with names of equivalent or nearly equivalent fonts from other companies.
|NewDeal Name||= Is Similar To|
|Cranbrook||= Century Schoolbook|
|Cooperstown||= Cooper Black|
|Sather Gothic||= Franklin Gothic|
|Shattuck Avenue||= Park Avenue|
|URW Mono||= Courier|
|URW Roman||= Times Roman|
|URW Sans||= Helvetica|
|URW Symbol PS||= Postscript Symbol|
ATech Software published a conversion program called AllType which will convert a large number of formats, including Adobe Type 1, True Type, ATech's FastFont format, Nimbus-Q, and NewDeal into any of the other formats. Atech is no longer in business, but AllType is still available from some retailers and from PageTech ( http://www.tfb.com/pagetech/).
MicroLogic Software offered fonts in an MLS font format which can be converted into NewDeal fonts. MicroLogic had two font packages called Display Faces and Classic Faces. These packages include a program (MT.EXE) which will convert these fonts from MicroLogic's MLS font format into a large number of formats, including native Nimbus-Q and NewDeal format (choose the Geoworks Ensemble option).
MicroLogic also made a rasterizer for Windows and WordPerfect and this package includes a program which will convert Adobe Type 1 fonts into MicroLogic's MLS font format. This program is known as MI.EXE and can be used in conjunction with MT.EXE to convert Adobe Type 1 fonts into NewDeal format.
Unfortunately, Micrologic is no longer in business, but you can sometimes find their software products in retail stores.
Once fonts are converted to the NewDeal format, simply copy the font files into the \USERDATA\FONT directory. Your NewDeal software will find the fonts and add them to your font menus in your applications, or you can run Preferences, Fonts to customize your list. You may need to exit and re-start your NewDeal software before it recognizes your new fonts.
Adobe Systems - fonts
345 Park Avenue
San Jose CA 95110-2704
Fax (408) 537-6000
Digital Typeface Corp. - rasterizer (NimbusQ)
9955 West 69th Street Suite 100
Eden Prairie MN 55344
MicroLogic - converter (MT, MI) and fonts
1351 Ocean Ave
Tech Support: 800-888-9078
Page Technology Marketing Inc (PageTech) - AllType font converter
10671 Roselle Street Suite 100
San Diego CA 92121-1525
Fax (619) 658-0194
URW++ Design & Development - foundry
Rechtsform: GmbH, Amtsgericht Hamburg
Geschäftssitz: Poppenbütteler Bogen 29A
Tel. +49 (40) 60 60 50
Fax +49 (40) 60 60 51 11
Zenographics - fonts, SuperPrint
4 Executive Circle
Irvine CA 92714
Fax (818) 765-5877
ZSoft Corp - SoftType
450 Franklin Road Suite 100
Marietta GA 30067
Fax: (404) 427-1150