4.0301 Responses: WordPerfect Fonts (2/65)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 19 Jul 90 18:25:47 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0301. Thursday, 19 Jul 1990.

(1) Date: Wed, 18 Jul 90 20:39:21 EDT (27 lines)
From: Frank Dane <FDANE@UGA>
Subject: Re: 4.0298 ... WP Fonts ...

(2) Date: 19 Jul 90 13:34:00 EDT (38 lines)
From: "Mary Dee Harris" <mdharris@guvax.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Multilanguage Fonts

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Date: Wed, 18 Jul 90 20:39:21 EDT
From: Frank Dane <FDANE@UGA>
Subject: Re: 4.0298 Queries: WP Fonts; Bibliographic Software (2/100)

re: WP fonts query

There is a software package called Publisher's Powerpak, from Atech
Software, that does a wonderful job of serving as a 'ghost' printer
for Word Perfect. It serves as a printer as far as WP is concerned,
and then reformats all characters so as to optimize the signals received
by the 'real' printer: laser jet, whatever. Atech's address is
5962 La Place Court, Suite 245, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Their customer
support # is (619) 438-2244 (only number I have, I assume they will
also accept orders and provide pre-sales information).

I have used Powerpak to produce camera ready copy for one journal (with
an HP DeskJet+ printer), and am thrilled with the results. It includes
full font range (from 6 to 90 or something incredibly large) and
reproduces all of the characters in the WP manual with amazing clarity.

Frank Dane, Psychology, Mercer University

[...PS -eds]

I forgot to add that the cost is in the $150 range.
Frank Dane
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Date: 19 Jul 90 13:34:00 EDT
From: "Mary Dee Harris" <mdharris@guvax.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Multilanguage Fonts

In reply to Terry Butler's request for information about fonts for use
with WordPerfect 5.1:

I have been using the software product SuperFonts 25/1 for a while and
it has a "cartridge" that might be helpful for Terry's colleague. The
way this package works is in two steps: first, you "make" the
"cartridge" using their software (very simple), then you download the
"cartridge" into the HP II laser printer (I use it with my HP II P).
Once that's done WordPerfect can access any font that's in the
cartridge. When you hit Cntrl-F8 (Font), it gives you all the choices
on that cartridge plus any built in ones and any others you have
downloaded (until you turn off or reset the printer).

SuperFonts 25/1 has all the HP cartridges defined; i.e. if you can buy a
cartridge for the printer, it's in the package. I think The "C"
Cartridge might work. The request was for 6 pt for footnotes, 10 pt for
text, and 14 pt for headings with roman bold and italic. With
SuperFonts, you get 12 pt roman, roman bold, and italic for the
following symbol sets: USASCII, Roman8, Roman Ext, French, German,
U.K., Spanish, Italian, Swe/Fin, and Dan/Nor. You also get 8.5 pt Line
Printer. (The above are all Courier.) In addition to the standard
Portrait, you get 8.5 pt for Landscape. Maybe not quite as requested,
but workable.

The price is about $180 US from Metro Software,Inc., 2509 N. Campbell
Ave, Ste. 214, Tucson, Arizona 85719, 602/292-0313 or 5A Greys Road,
Henley-on- Thames, Oxon RG9 1SB, England, Tel. 0491 579857. I bought
mine at a printer store in DC, not at a software place. The only
disadvantages that I have seen are that the manual is bad (not unusual)
and you can't turn the printer off without losing the cartridges and
having to download them again. But it doesn't hurt to leave the printer
on, so that's not a problem.