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Short:My answer to Adobe Type Manager(tm)
Author:Gordon Fecyk
Uploader:gordonf intouch bc ca (Gordon Fecyk)
Type:util/misc
Requires:KS/WB 2.04 or later, text/print/HWGPOSTbeta10.lha,
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1996-10-15
Download:http://aminet.net/text/font/ATEbeta5b.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/text/font/ATEbeta5b.readme
Downloads:754
          2 MB total RAM, hard disk, some CLI savvy
Version:  ATE Beta 5b, (1.5b re-upload)
Distribution: Aminet, Fred Fish, comp.binaries.amiga, Boston Computer
              Society CD-ROM
Replaces: util/misc/Atebeta4d.lha, util/misc/ATE.lha, text/font/ATEbeta5b.lha

NOTE TO BETA5B DOWNLOADERS: Sorry everyone for not uploading a beta5b that
works with POST V17.  Unfortunately I couldn't figure out where I started
using stuff specific to HWGPOST.  So, this re-upload doesn't include
post.library anymore, but requires HWGPOST V22 or better.

NOTE TO CODERS: Feel free to take included source code and do something
magical with it.

Amiga Typeface Engine (ATE) is my attempt to bring PostScript type
to the Amiga operating system.  Like ATM(tm) for Windows and the Mac,
ATE builds bitmap fonts from PostScript typefaces on demand, and even
does it character by character, making it very fast on '030 systems
and actually usable on 68000 systems.  ATE also replaces algorithmic
styles with true styles if available, so all those dumb EA apps that
blatantly open the normal style then SetSoftStyle() to get bold or
italic will get true styles instead.

Using post.library for actually drawing makes ATE usable with more
typeface formats, including Type 1 PFA, Type 1 PFB, Type 3, that weird
format Gold Disk uses, I think Nimbus-Q, and anything else that works
with post.library.

Beta5B includes source code for the actual typeface engine, the suggested
GUI for implementing a typeface installer and control panel, and source for
the first incarnation of ATE (ATMbeta1.c) which includes a method of
extracting character dimensions from a typeface directly.

Installation:

Run the installer script from Shell or Workbench.  It will look for
an existing POST setup and use it, otherwise it installs the correct
version of post.library based on processor type.  It also edits
User-Startup if it had to install post.library.  It will work with
HWGPOST as well.  Use HWG's setup AS IS to ensure ATE works.

Usage:

Restart the computer after install, or double-click on the "ATEbeta5b"
icon in SYS:WBStartup.  You can test ATE with Prefs/Font, by selecting
any font with the prefix _ATE_.  NOTE: Only FunkyFont is actually
included; the other fonts will generate errors unless you installed
them.  Read ATEbeta4.txt for typeface installing instructions.  Best
advice is to get ATM for Windows, and use the typefaces from it.  I
included _ATE_ and .AFM files for the typefaces used by Windows ATM.

LET ME GET SOMETHING STRAIGHT: I couldn't include a bunch of typefaces
because it isn't legal, OK?  All the included font defenitions except for
FunkyFont will fail unless you already have the typefaces!  Use FunkyFont
to test ATE, then go purchase ATM for Windows and use the .PFB files from
there, or obtain them somewhere else.

Compatibility:

Works with OS versions 2.04 up to 3.1.  Does not require V37 of
diskfont.library (but requires minimum V36).  Tested with Enforcer
V37 and Mungwall V37.71.  Coded entirely in DICE C 3.0.
I tested ATE with: Excellence! 3.0, DPaint IV non-AGA, Prefs/Font.
Other testers used ProWrite 3.3, DPaint IV and V AGA.  Compatibility
depends on how the applications themselves draw text.  Apps that
use the OS (graphics.library and diskfont.library) wil work flawless.
Others (Notably Professional Page since 1.3) will draw nothing because
they don't use Text() to draw with.  This will not cause any system
crashes but viewing blank characters will be annoying.  :)  This
release is an attempt to get developers on side and start using the
OS to draw with again.
One app (ProWrite 3.3) uses the OS to draw to the printer too, so
you can get excellent type quality on a non-PS printer using ATE.

Distribution Info:

This archive has distribution notices that state only Amiga Computing UK
may distribute this release.  This is hereby superceded by myself;
disribution is allowed on the four mediums described at the top of this
document.

Other PD libraries or software houses must obtain permission from me,
and you must ensure you distribute un-altered archives.  Don't worry;
this is just for tracking info.  I'll probably grant permission for
nothing.

MuchMore 3.3 also included but is copyright 1992 Fridtjof Seibert.
Distributed with ATEbeta5b under his rules described in muchmore.doc
(not for profit).

Contact Info:

Gordon Fecyk
BSMT 5531 McRae Street
Richmond, BC   V6V 2P5
Canada

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= "I am Gordon of Winterpeg. Windows WAS futile."          // //        =
=  Find out why: http://www.orca.bc.ca/win95/             // //         =
=  Personal E-MAIL: gordonf at intouch.bc.ca           \\ \\// //          =
=  Home Phone:      +1-604-526-8724                  \\ XX //           =
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Contents of text/font/ATEbeta5b.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                10079   24158  41.7% -lh5- a95a Sep  5  1996 ATEbeta4.txt
[generic]                  257     357  72.0% -lh5- 9098 Aug 25  1995 ATEbeta4.txt.info
[generic]                19439   37128  52.4% -lh5- 5aea Sep  4  1996 ATEbeta5b
[generic]                  351    1416  24.8% -lh5- 63dd Sep  4  1996 ATEbeta5b.info
[generic]                 2619    5298  49.4% -lh5- ffa6 Oct 14  1996 ATEbeta5b.readme
[generic]                 2416    5143  47.0% -lh5- 9950 Sep  4  1996 ATEbeta5b.txt
[generic]                   51      97  52.6% -lh5- 2e44 Aug  1  1995 Fonts/_ATE_Courier
[generic]                   35      80  43.8% -lh5- 8171 Aug  1  1995 Fonts/_ATE_FunkyFont
[generic]                   55     105  52.4% -lh5- 7111 Aug  1  1995 Fonts/_ATE_Helvetica
[generic]                   29      68  42.6% -lh5- 04e5 Aug  1  1995 Fonts/_ATE_Symbol
[generic]                   54      93  58.1% -lh5- 020e Aug  1  1995 Fonts/_ATE_Times
[generic]                  322     692  46.5% -lh5- 6ad2 Oct 14  1996 InstallATE
[generic]                  383    1428  26.8% -lh5- 0423 Aug 25  1995 InstallATE.info
[generic]                 8945   15808  56.6% -lh5- 2cf2 Aug 25  1995 muchmore
[generic]                 3661   15570  23.5% -lh5- 1167 Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/Courier-Bold.AFM
[generic]                 3861   15561  24.8% -lh5- a98a Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/Courier-BoldOblique.afm
[generic]                 3875   15528  25.0% -lh5- 855b Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/Courier-Oblique.AFM
[generic]                 3637   15479  23.5% -lh5- 1c71 Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/Courier.AFM
[generic]                 1067    4590  23.2% -lh5- 764d Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/FunkyFont.afm
[generic]                 4211   15443  27.3% -lh5- e27d Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/Helvetica-Bold.AFM
[generic]                 4309   15511  27.8% -lh5- 0a98 Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/Helvetica-BoldOblique.afm
[generic]                 4366   15486  28.2% -lh5- 6d91 Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/Helvetica-Oblique.afm
[generic]                 4290   15499  27.7% -lh5- f2d5 Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/Helvetica.AFM
[generic]                 3335    9486  35.2% -lh5- 3f08 Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/Symbol.AFM
[generic]                 4352   15712  27.7% -lh5- b140 Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/Times-Bold.AFM
[generic]                 4309   15631  27.6% -lh5- ed1f Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/Times-BoldItalic.AFM
[generic]                 4511   15725  28.7% -lh5- 84dc Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/Times-Italic.AFM
[generic]                 4273   15580  27.4% -lh5- 20fd Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/AFMs/Times-Roman.AFM
[generic]                  959    1966  48.8% -lh5- fd83 Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/ATEencoding.ps
[generic]                  903    1672  54.0% -lh5- 270e Aug  1  1995 PSfonts/FunkyFont
[generic]                25522   95623  26.7% -lh5- ffe4 Sep  8  1996 Source-Code/ATEbeta5b.c
[generic]                25516   95617  26.7% -lh5- 63de Sep  8  1996 Source-Code/ATEbeta5b.c.bak
[generic]                 1817    9042  20.1% -lh5- f3e8 Feb 25  1996 Source-Code/ATEbeta5gui.gui
[generic]                  455     983  46.3% -lh5- fec4 Feb 25  1996 Source-Code/ATEbeta5gui.gui.info
[generic]                 4689   10887  43.1% -lh5- 81e9 May  5  1996 Source-Code/ATEbeta5source.readme
[generic]                10830   39641  27.3% -lh5- 839f Feb 25  1996 Source-Code/ATMbeta1a.c
[generic]                12907   30347  42.5% -lh5- c855 Feb 25  1996 Source-Code/atmDevLog.txt
[generic]                   65      65 100.0% -lh0- 1395 May  5  1996 user-startup-append
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total        38 files  182755  578515  31.6%            Oct 15  1996

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