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Bitstream Releases Charter BT Pro Pack

First OpenType Pro Pack to support cross-platform format of the future (July 21, 2004)

Bitstream Inc. announced today that it is releasing its first OpenType Pro Pack, Charter BT. The Charter BT Pro Pack features 6 fonts: roman, italic, bold, bold italic, black, and black italic. The fonts include characters originally developed for expert sets, such as ligatures, ornaments, old style figures, small caps, and superiors. They support Western, Central European, and Eastern European languages.

OpenType fonts are a cross-platform font format. The same OpenType font can be installed on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and Unix systems. Mac OS X and Windows XP and 2000 have built-in support for OpenType. OpenType fonts also work on Linux, Unix, and earlier versions of Windows, where they are recognized as TrueType fonts.


?OpenType includes many more features than the standard TrueType and PostScript formats, including the ability to install the same font on different platforms, crucial for document portability, said Anna Chagnon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bitstream. ?OpenType fonts boost productivity because graphic designers and business professionals dont have to wrestle with a lot of different fonts. With OpenType, you have larger character sets to work with and fewer font files to deal with.

Ms. Chagnon continued, ?This will be the first of many OpenType Pro Pack releases from Bitstream. We are starting with the Bitstream Originals, including Bitstream Iowan Old Style, Bitstream Arrus, and Bitstream Amerigo, to name a few. Look for these and other OpenType Pro Packs from Bitstream in the coming months.


Fonts are available for purchase:
* On the Web: http://store.bitstream.com
* By phone: 800.522.3668 (U.S. only) or 617.497.6222
* By fax: 617.868.0784
* By e-mail: sales@bitstream.com


About Bitstream
Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) is a software development company that focuses on the presentation of data. Bitstream enables customers worldwide to render high-quality text, browse the Web on wireless devices, select from the largest collection of fonts online, and customize documents over the Internet. Its core competencies include font technology, browsing technology, e-commerce technology, and publishing technology. You can visit Bitstream on the Web at
www.bitstream.com.


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