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Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.product.16-32bit.summary
From: aa384@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Doug Wokoun)
Subject: Genus Font Editor/utility/commercial
Posted-By: xx004 (aa400 - John J. Lehett)
Reply-To: aa384@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Doug Wokoun)
Edited-By: xx004 (aa400 - John J. Lehett)
Date: Wed Dec 11 19:49:38 1991


Taken from: Z*Net online magazine, issue #9148 (November 15, 1991):

|
| =======================================================================
| * GENUS FONT EDITOR                                       Press Release
| =======================================================================
|
|
| For immediate release
|
| CodeHeadQuarters
| Friday, November 15, 1991
| -------------------------
|
|    .........................................................
|    :                                                       :
|    : CodeHead Software announces the Genus Font Editor     :
|    :                                                       :
|    :    Plus: A Full Line of High Quality Calamus Fonts... :
|    :                                                       :
|    :                       The Cherry Font Collection      :
|    :.......................................................:
|
|
| CodeHead GT is proud to present the next release in our new line of
| graphics tools -- Genus, the full-featured font editor for Calamus
| typefaces!  And to go with our new font editor, a complete line of top-
| notch Calamus fonts: the Cherry Fonts for Calamus collection.
|
| Genus
| -----
| At last, a font editor for Calamus that's easy to learn and use, but
| powerful enough to create professional results.  Used by top ST type
| designers, Genus is the editor of choice for Calamus typefaces.  Its
| interface is easily learned, and remarkably powerful - all your commands
| are on-screen at once, with automatic help functions that remind you
| what each command does as you pass the mouse cursor over it.  You
| manipulate fonts simply by dragging points, lines, and curves around.
| And many of Genus's features are specially designed to aid in the
| creation of vector fonts, like the ability to automatically generate
| smooth curves with one simple command, and its unique global and optical
| kerning methods.
|
| Here are a few of Genus's features:
|
| :: Utilizes the full screen of the SM124 monochrome monitor
| :: Easy cross-hair cursor and alignment rulers
| :: Four freely positionable zoom levels with pan and scroll.
| :: Character cell change anytime with one mouse click.
| :: Load two fonts at once and transfer characters between them.
| :: Two clipboard buffers with copy, move or shuffle mode.
| :: Large font name label editor.
| :: Full function calculator with easy single entry configuration for
|    Rotation, Italics, Vertical Horizontal Mirror, Expansion and
|    Condensing.
| :: Freely placed rotational center point.
| :: All calculator and kerning functions can operate globally.
| :: Kern bar offset or tab kerning options.
| :: Scanned bitmapped image loading for easy tracing.
| :: Rubber box for quick selection of multiple points.
| :: Save any character as a single Calamus Vector Graphic file.
| :: Loads ALL Calamus format fonts.
| :: Import Publishing Partner or PageStream fonts for conversion to
|    Calamus fonts.
| :: Single click access to all installed desk accessories.
| :: Built in screen saver.
| :: Large screen compatible.
| :: Absolutely no royalty fees for commercially produced work.
| :: The Genus disk includes FIVE FREE high quality fonts, including
|    Calais Medium and Italic, Cherry Stems (dingbats), Chisel Nib Black,
|    and Punch.
|
| Watch for a demonstration version of Genus to be posted on the major
| online services very soon.
|
| Cherry Font Collection
| ----------------------
| Whether you design corporate reports, edit a newsletter, lay out
| advertisements, or just send greeting cards, you'll discover the
| solution to all your font requirements under one roof in the Cherry
| Fonts for Calamus collection.  Each and every scalable outline font is
| carefully drawn by a type professional and spaced properly using
| techniques perfected by the type foundries of old.  The quality and
| variety of these typefaces is comparable to the expensive fonts sold by
| other companies -- but our reasonable prices and enormous selection will
| let you build a library of professional fonts without breaking the bank!
| Cherry Fonts can be used by any application that loads Calamus format
| fonts.  They are not copy-protected and can be easily modified with the
| Genus font editor.
|
| Availability
| ------------
| The Genus Font Editor is available NOW, and retails for $175.  Cherry
| Fonts will be available starting December 1, 1991; there are 13
| different "font packs," some containing more than one typeface, and
| their retail price is $42.95 per pack.  Please call for a more complete
| description of the many high quality typefaces available.  A poster
| showing all fonts in the collection is also available on request.
|
| For more information, contact your local dealer, or:
|
| CodeHead Software
| PO Box 74090
| Los Angeles, CA 90004
| Tel (213) 386-5735
| Fax (213) 386-5789
|





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