UFST: Print-language compatibility
The Adobe® PostScript® and HP® PCL® printing languages have long been considered industry standards. To ensure success, laser printer manufacturers need to build machines that are compatible with them, while also supporting popular document formats such as Adobe Acrobat® PDF and Microsoft® XPS, as well as XHTML. Monotype’s Universal Font Scaling Technology (UFST®) subsystem makes printers fully functional. Most important, UFST is unique in its support of industry-standard font names and font metrics.
Page Description Languages: One vendor fits all
Monotype supports standard page description languages (PDLs). Our Advanced Raster Technology architecture makes the difference for OEMs who can license different combinations of PDLs and supported file formats such as PostScript 3 and PDF, and XPS and HP-compatible PCL 5 and PCL 6. We also enable print management functions such as margin control and watermarks.
Printer Drivers: Tool kits for every need
To print, users need access to printer drivers. The more drivers, the more flexibility users have. Monotype’s printer driver tool kits support both Windows® and Macintosh® operating systems, in addition to PostScript, PCL, XPS and CUPS-based printing. Our use of common code makes implementation fast and easy, offering go-to-market benefits for OEMs.
Microtype: Compressed fonts for embedded applications
Resource-constrained environments such as embedded applications can be inhospitable hosts for quality fonts. Monotype’s MicroType® font compression technology enables OEMs to integrate OpenType® and TrueType® formatted fonts with the quality users demand – but without sacrificing memory and performance.