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Extended Font Support
Make font issues a thing of the past with the latestion Harlequin RIP from RTI. The RTI Harlequin RIP supports an extended range of fonts and offers a variety of features to help eliminate font issues.
Added support for the latest font sets including:
The Harlequin RIP comes with the 35 standard fonts built into the software. There are several different types of fonts that can be installed and used with the RIP. Fonts must be embedded in the job that uses them or you can install them directly into the RIP software. Most new design applications embed the font within the job thus saving design time and disk space. If you want to preinstall a commonly used group of fonts, installation is a once-only process where the RIP configures the font for its use and puts it in the appropriate location.
Type 1 Fonts. These are the most commonly used fonts. Type 1 fonts can contain hints that can subtly change the shape of the characters. Hinted fonts can improve the appearance of text rendered at low resolution or at small sizes on higher resolution devices: for example, hints can affect 11 point text at resolutions up to 2000 dpi.
Type 3 Fonts.
Type 0 (composite) Fonts. These are special fonts designed to support large character sets such as Japanese or Chinese. Type 0 fonts can use any base font format (Types 1, 3, 4, 32, 42) and CID fonts. Type 0 fonts can support multi-byte character encodings. Older Type 0 fonts had multiple sub-fonts and as such used a lot of memory however, the new CID-keying method is much more memory efficient.
CID Fonts. Character identifier (CID) composite fonts, together with associated character map (CMap) files are used to produce CID-keyed fonts, which exist only in the memory of the Harlequin RIP (or other RIPs).
TrueType Fonts and OpenType fonts. Single-byte PC format TrueType fonts or OpenType fonts with TrueType outlines. The RIP also supports installation of native TrueType, Type 42, raw CFF (Compact Format) and OpenType/CFF fonts. Multiple-font CFF or OpenType/CFF fonts will be installed as FontSet resources, but these will not appear in the Proof or Delete Fonts menus, or in the font List.
Let's say you send a job over to the RIP that doesn't include any fonts. If you have 'Abort the job if any fonts are missing' selected in your RIP configuration, the RIP will automatically abort the job and give you an error letting you know that the font was missing.
Let's now say it is 8:00pm and the job has to go out that night for early morning shipment. With the Harlequin RIP you can now 'Enable Font Emulation' and resend the problem file. The RIP will construct a suitable replacement on the fly. Emulated fonts have the correct width for every glyph in the font, so that letter and word spacing will be correct, and justified text will continue to be justified, with a straight edge to the text block.