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December 7, 1987

NIC CLAIMS BREAKTHROUGH IN LOCAL LANGUAGE PUBLISHING

By CBR Staff Writer

Desktop publishing has been handicapped in Japan by the difficulty of expressing Hiragana, Katakana and Chinese characters using fonts that are a collection of dots, but systems house NIC Corp claims a breakthrough in local language publishing with the development of a family of eight applications-specific 16- and 32-bit microprocessors and a publishing system to use them, and has begun selling the system OEM to big manufacturers such as Ricoh Co and Fuji Xerox: the NIC system uses a newly-developed vector font mode.

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