PostScript and Outline Bengali fonts for PCs and other platforms.
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Thu May 20 09:07:45 EDT 1993
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From: anis at spiff.eece.mu.edu (Anis Rahman)
Subject: PostScript and Outline Bengali fonts for PCs and other platforms.
Date: 19 May 1993 22:22:37 GMT
Organization: Marquette University - Department of EECE
Keywords: Bengali fonts, PostScript, Outline
Dear Netter/Font User:
This is to inform that Outline (Scale able) and PostScript Bengali
Fonts for IBM PCs and clones and for other platforms are available now.
These fonts (called SonarGaonLilly), are generated by modifying the
SonarGaon fonts, however, these are totally different from the
original SonarGaon (bitmapped) fonts. Some of the features are:
1. WYSIWYG: These fonts are true wysiwyg (what you see is what you
get) fonts. That is hoshshukar, dirghukar etc. would be placed in
their actual positions.
2. Format available: TrueType (for Windows 3.1), PostScript Type 1
(for windows 3.0 and 3.1), Encapsulated PostScript (ESP), UNIX
(Solaris running Open Windows),
NEXT and Mac.
3. Point Sizes: Under MS Windows these fonts are scale able from
4 point to 127 point inclusive. Fractional sizes such as 10.5 etc.
are also possible. Some wordprocessors such as Ami Pro, or
WordPerfect for windows, can stretch the size upto 1000 point.
4. Type faces: Bold, italic, condensed, expanded, redlining, strike-
through etc. options are readily applicable as allowed by the
5. Keyboard: Two keyboard layouts are available at present:
i) MCK layout, following the original Bengali keyboard designed by
Professor Munir Choudhuri, and
ii) Linguist Layout, where phonetically similar letters are
assigned to the same ASCII code for convenience of multilingual
composition. However, besides these two layouts, custom layout
of choice can be made.
6. Installation: This is very easy. Just run windows control panel and
add the TrueType fonts supplied. Or run the ATM (Adobe Type Manager
[tm]) and add the supplied Type 1 fonts or EPS fonts. Method of
installation for other platfoms are included in the manual.
7. Wordprocessors: Virtually any wordprocessor and/or program can use
these fonts. Popular windows applications are MS Word for Windows
(W4W), WordPerfect for Windows (WP4W), Ami Pro, Windows Write,
WordStar for Windows. Other programs such as MS Excel, Lotus 123
for windows, Coreldraw, PageMaker, Paint Brush, and many other
programs can use these fonts.
8. Printers: Any printer can be used to print these fonts. As long
as the printer is supported by windows (and is there any printer
that is not supported by windows?), these fonts can be printed
without loosing quality.
If you would like to receive a free brochure about these fonts, please
send your mailing (postal) address to
anis at spiff.eece.mu.edu.
Or write to
722 N 13th Street, Apt. 505
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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