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Software PostScript interpreters cure new-printer anxiety by printing tyf'd files to most laser, inkjet, and dm printers. All that's needed from xyWrite is a PS driver, any vintage.

Even if you have a PS printer, a software interpreter is valuable: The screen driver provides a true albeit uneditable per se graphical preview, enriching xyWrite 3+, and with the same fonts that print hard copy, a virtue in xyDos 4. Since PS is the global publishing industry standard, fonts are available for virtually every written language. XyWrite customability enables seamless integration.

!T1_TNT distills data from a Type 1 font's .AFM component or from a .PFA file to form a width table, and prepares all other necessary tables, etc. a xyWrite 3 PostScript driver--hardware or software PS, of course--needs for a new font. If you provide !T1_TNT with the name of your driver, !T1_TNT installs the tables. (The package includes data that will give anyone who wants to port it to xyWrite 4 a leg up.)

Digital type doesn't get any better than high-quality Type 1 fonts, but not all Type 1 fonts are high quality. Reputable foundries supply .AFM files with fonts. Absent an .AFM file, you'll need a software interpreter (e.g., GoScript or Ghostscript) and a [font].PFA file to run with David Clarke's PFA2WT.PS (included in !T1_TNT): If your software PS interpreter developer doesn't offer one, try PostScript guru Don Lancaster's PFB2PFA utility. (A search for PFB2PFA in September 2000 at Lancaster's site seemed to fail, and I was surprised to find it later as a text file in my browser's cache. Go figure.)

Compass. The table of contents at the end of each linked page at this site lets you shift laterally to other local pages, download the zipped files the docs describe, get back to the xyWrite and xyW/PostScript index page ("overview"), and explore other resources.


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