font set contains 35 monospaced fonts. These fonts are
based on the A03 bitmap font set developed by Xerox.
These fonts are primarily used on Xerox printers in
XES emulation. With the introduction of Xerox DocuPrint
NPS series printers, PostScript™ is now a mainstream
emulation in the Xerox world. A little known fact about
the NPS series printers is that there is only one fixed
pitch font resident on these printers - Courier. For
those who have been accustom to working in XES mode
on the older generation Xerox printers (9700, 9790,
8700, 8790, and 4050 laser printers), upgrading to these
newer printers may require you to work in the newer
PostScript™ mode. If this is so, then you will no longer
have the A03 XES bitmap fonts available, nor can you
migrate them into the PostScript™ emulation.
This is a limitation for those who have existing documents
that use these fonts, and need to continue using these
fonts fonts. By applying this set, the output from the
PostScript™ emulation can now match the older output
from the XES emulation.
Size and Pitch
We have matched our PostScript™ fonts to the older bitmap
font sizes as close as possible. Each PostScript™ font
has been designed for optimum usage at various sizes
(samples available upon request). Please note that by
increasing the point size for each of these fonts, you
also increase the pitch value. Example: we may have
designed a font for optimum use at 10 point, 12 CPI.
If this font is scaled up to 12 point, the CPI will
decrease to 10 CPI.
Each of the older XES bitmap fonts contained unique
mappings or character sets. Some of these mappings had
characters located below Decimal 32 / Hex 20. In the
PostScript™ world, you cannot have characters below Decimal
32 / Hex 20. In order to create PostScript™ fonts that
contained all the original characters within each respective
font, we developed our own unique mapping.
The XES bitmap fonts were available in both Portrait
and Landscape orientations. In the PostScript™ world
you only require one font; this one font can be rotated
along with the document to accommodate either of these
you are interested in other fixed pitch fonts or fonts
available in other formats, visit our font library.