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D-Type Engine 184.108.40.206 released. This is an important release with new features, recommended for all users. The main highlights of this release are: support for Web Open Font Format (WOFF), Layout Engine upgraded to ICU 51 bringing support for Apple's 'morx' tables, new Power Engine properties and Text Engine attributes, updated PowerDoc Editor with new functions and features and a number of other useful improvements. See the ReadMe file for more details on this release. See http://www.w3.org/TR/WOFF/ for more information about the WOFF font format.
D-Type Engine 220.127.116.11 released. This is an important release with new features and enhancements, recommended for all users. See the ReadMe file for details.
D-Type Engine 18.104.22.168 released. This is an important release with new features and enhancements. The main highlights of this release are: custom pattern fill definitions for text and shapes rendered by D-Type Power Engine, enhanced support for bitmap images, faster processing of text selections and new PowerDoc objects and properties. At the same time D-Type PowerDoc Editor has been enhanced to support new display, print and document export options. This release is recommended for all users. See the ReadMe file for details.
First public demonstration of D-Type engines and D-Type PowerDoc Editor running on Raspberry Pi, a low cost credit card sized ARM GNU/Linux computer based on the ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor.
D-Type Engine 22.214.171.124 released. This release includes enhancements and optimizations and is recommended for all users.
D-Type Engine 126.96.36.199 released. This release includes new functions, important updates and enhancements. See the ReadMe file for details.
D-Type Engine 188.8.131.52 released. This release includes important updates and enhancements.
Our web site redesigned, reorganized and updated. The new site features an improved structure and several new sections: D-Type Direct Color Rasterizer, D-Type PowerDoc For Java, D-Type Font Converter and an Online Survey Form. This site is more accessible and more optimized for speed than the previous version.
D-Type Engine 184.108.40.206 released. This release includes enhancements and optimizations. A number of new features have been added to D-Type PowerDoc Editor.
D-Type Engine 220.127.116.11 released. Recommended for all users.
D-Type Engine 18.104.22.168 released. This release includes lots of new features, enhancements and optimizations and is recommended for all users.
D-Type Engine 22.214.171.124 released. In this release D-Type PowerDoc Editor was redesigned and rebuilt as a cross-platform application. It now runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It uses D-Type engines to render the contents of all windows, including its own user interface. This release also brings new modes for positioning line(s) in underline/strike-through effects and several internal improvements and optimizations.
D-Type Engine 126.96.36.199 released. This release includes new features and enhancements to D-Type Shape Engine, 22 new hyphenation dictionaries for D-Type Text Engine and a number of internal optimizations to D-Type Standard Engine and D-Type Power Engine. This release is recommended for all users.
D-Type Engine 188.8.131.52 released. This is an important release that brings new features and improvements to D-Type Power Engine and D-Type Text Engine needed for high-end text layout applications: support for automatic hyphenation, control of line breaks, advanced vertical justification, control of empty text lines etc. In addition to the existing Bidirectional Reordering algorithm, D-Type Power Engine and D-Type Text Engine now also support Bidirectional Rotation, which is particularly useful in vertical writing mode. This release is recommended for all users.
D-Type Engine 184.108.40.206 released. This release brings improvements to D-Type Power Engine and D-Type Text Engine in vertical writing mode and many other useful enhancements and optimizations.
D-Type Engine 220.127.116.11 released. This release brings a few improvements and the ability to vertically align text inside the bounding box of a text area (top, middle, bottom, justified).
D-Type Engine 18.104.22.168 released. This is an important release that includes two new rasterizers: the Universal Black & White Rasterizer and the Universal Grayscale Rasterizer. Additionally, the precision and output quality of the existing Ultra-Fast Grayscale Rasterizer has been improved. This means that D-Type Engine now includes 5 amazing rasterizers: the Perfect Rasterizer, the Ultra-Fast Grayscale Rasterizer, the Universal Black & White Rasterizer, the Universal Grayscale Rasterizer and the special purpose Direct Color Rasterizer. Best of all, thanks to a number of internal optimizations and improvements, the size of the new engine remains virtually unchanged compared to the previous version!
D-Type Engine version 22.214.171.124 released. This release includes new features and functions.
D-Type Engine version 126.96.36.199 released. This release includes a few internal enhancements and improvements.
D-Type Engine version 188.8.131.52 released. This is an important release with new features and enhancements. The main highlights of this release are: significantly reorganized and simplified folder structure, new header files and examples; a new specialized rasterizer called D-Type Direct Color Rasterizer; a new helper library for platform independent window display.
D-Type Engine version 184.108.40.206 released.
D-Type Engine version 220.127.116.11 released.
D-Type Engine version 18.104.22.168 released. This is an important release with several new features and enhancements.
D-Type Unicode Text Engine released.
D-Type Engine version 22.214.171.124 released. The main highlights of this release are: support for bare CFF fonts, support for synthetic Unicode encoding that is substantially based on Adobe Glyph Naming Convention version 2.3, new fonts.
D-Type Engine version 126.96.36.199 released. This release brings limited support for PostScript Type 3 fonts and some internal enhancements. One of the nice things about D-Type's limited PostScript font support is that it allows developers to easily generate outline fonts on the fly using simple PostScript path operators (moveto, rmoveto, lineto, rlineto, curveto, rcurveto, closepath) and render them using D-Type Font Engine. Although Type 3 fonts do not include any hints, D-Type's auto-hinting mechanism can generate them automatically. As a result, developers can generate high quality Type 3 fonts that D-Type Font Engine will render extremely well. Also, Type 3 fonts can be optimized and converted to D-Type font format.
D-Type Engine version 188.8.131.52 released. This is an important release with many new features and enhancements.
D-Type Engine 184.108.40.206 released. This new version offers two rasterizers: the Ultra-Fast Rasterizer and the Perfect Rasterizer. The Ultra-Fast rasterizer is the fastest possible rasterizer. The Perfect Rasterizer is, as the name implies, a perfectly accurate anti-aliaser which produces the highest possible quality. Applications that require the fastest possible rendering speed (e.g. games and animations) may use the Ultra-Fast Rasterizer. Applications that require the best possible quality (e.g. text renderers) may use the Perfect Rasterizer.
New pages added to our website: Rendering Great Looking Text With D-Type and Comparison Of D-Type and Other Font Rendering Engines. D-Type Engine version 220.127.116.11 released containing important new features and improvements.
D-Type Engine version 18.104.22.168 released. This release brings lots of useful enhancements. The most important ones include: better compression of fonts when stored in D-Type font format, redesigned, simplified and improved library of the common 2D shapes, support for dashed lines and curves, new PowerDoc objects, new style effects for emboldening text etc.
New page added to our website: Why is D-Type Ideal For Device Independent Text Layout?
D-Type Font Engine and Rasterizer version 22.214.171.124 released. This release brings several new features and speed optimizations.
Our web site redesigned and updated.
D-Type Font Engine and Rasterizer version 4.0 licensed to Veer Incorporated, the global provider of visual elements for design and professional creative work. Veer's product line includes a large collection of digital typefaces in all major font formats. Veer is one of the first customers who licensed the new 4.0 engine and tested it successfully on more than 5,000 font files.
D-Type Font Engine and Rasterizer version 4.0 released.
D-Type Font Engine and Rasterizer version 126.96.36.199 released.
D-Type Font Engine and Rasterizer version 188.8.131.52 released. This release includes a significant number of internal optimizations, improvements and security enhancements. In addition, memory footprint of TrueType, OpenType and Type 1 drivers has been reduced.
OpenType support added to D-Type Font Engine. Release 184.108.40.206 available.
D-Type Font Engine and Rasterizer licensed to ArcSoft, a recognized technology leader specializing in software for device manufacturers and infrastructure solutions for telecommunications and consumer electronics companies. ArcSoft develops, markets, and distributes award winning digital imaging and video solutions that are well known around the world.
D-Type PowerDoc for ASP version 1.1.0 available. This release brings enhanced text editing and formatting capabilities, various improvements to D-Type PowerDoc Editor, support for both PNG and JPEG and lots of internal improvements.
D-Type Font Engine and D-Type Rasterizer successfully ported to Mac OS X, Apple's new operating system and XBox, Microsoft's new gaming platform.
D-Type Font Engine and D-Type Rasterizer version 220.127.116.11 released. This release brings lots of new features including new font access modes for extremely fast initialization of the engine, improved algorithms to quickly render fractionally positioned text, redesigned library of shapes with native support for two-dimensional affine transformations and several completely new functions.
D-Type PowerDoc for ASP version 1.0.3 available. This new version brings a few major enhancements with respect to the user interface, performance, data import and overall usability.
D-Type PowerDoc for ASP available for licensing and evaluation. Several IT companies have already licensed the component and successfully employed it in their Web applications. A number of other companies is evaluating the product.
A new section on D-Type PowerDoc added to this web site. Several live examples to demonstrate D-Type PowerDoc for ASP are now available.
D-Type Font Engine and D-Type Rasterizer version 3.5 released. New features include support for Gaussian and Fuzzy blur, pattern fills, 2D transformation matrix and many internal improvements and optimizations.
D-Type Font Engine and Rasterizer version 3.0.7 released. A large number of companies license D-Type for Linux.
First public demonstration of D-Type PowerDoc. Now in the final testing stage, the beta version expected to be available by November 2000.
D-Type Font Engine and D-Type Rasterizer licensed to Hewlett Packard Co., the world's leading provider of computing and imaging solutions.
iConcepts, People & People and several other highly reputable domestic and international companies license D-Type Font Engine and Rasterizer.
D-Type Font Engine and D-Type Rasterizer version 3.0 released. Added support for additional RGB formats and alpha channels.
Our web site redesigned and updated.
Our web site redesigned and updated.
Several domestic and international high-technology IT companies have licensed D-Type for use in their products.
D-Type PowerDoc announced. Although still in the final development stage, this technology will allow applications to streamline and automate the process of creating professional, high-quality and resolution independent documents of any kind.
D-Type Font Engine version 2.6 released. This version brings several enhancements, including faster rendering, reduced memory requirements and extended API.
D-Type Font Engine and D-Type Rasterizer licensed to Creative Technology, the inventor of the popular Sound Blaster® technology and the world's leading provider of multimedia products and peripherals for personal computers.
D-Type Font Engine version 2.5 released. This version brings several major enhancements, including support for multiple-master fonts, animation, ultra-fast rendering to memory RGB surfaces and custom transparency.