New Font Pack for Macintosh Released

The Ascender Creativity Font Pack includes fonts, templates and design tools

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – October 6, 2005 – Ascender Corporation today
announced the release the Ascender Creativity Font Pack for Mac OS X. The
product includes a fresh variety of text, display and script fonts licensed
from leading type designers, along with an assortment of design tools. This
new release complements the Windows version announced in September.

The Ascender Creativity Font Pack features 30 world-class OpenType fonts,
over 40 professionally-designed templates for Microsoft Word, the Ascender
Font Selector utility and design tips & tricks from renowned author Roger
C. Parker. It is value-priced at $19.99 and is immediately available as a
software download from the
( website.

“We are proud to bring an affordable set of true professional-quality fonts
and design tools to Macintosh users at home, school or an office” said Ira
Mirochnick , President of Ascender Corporation. “This is truly an
impressive collection of fonts, and combined with the templates and other
content will help Mac users create more attractive documents.”

Real fonts from real type designers

Ascender worked with leading type designers and foundries to assemble a set
of fonts that normally sell for over $500 if purchased separately. Fonts
were carefully selected to provide an extensive range of designs which will
help reinforce the message of many types of documents. Designer and font
foundry participants included Gunnlauger SE Briem, Chank, Elsner + Flake,
The Font Bureau, Steve Matteson, Steve Mehallo, Microsoft, Thomas Rickner
and Mark Simonson. Each of the fonts had to meet Ascender’s exacting
quality standards. These fonts are far and above the quality of shareware
or jumbo-package fonts, including 384 characters for extensive European
language coverage.

More than just fonts

The Ascender Creativity Font Pack also includes a variety of helpful design
tools to put the fonts into action:

+ There are over 40 smart-looking templates for Microsoft Word that are
ready to be personalized. They cover a diverse range of activities: cards,
invitations, stationery, certificates, flyers, scrapbooks, calendars and
more for personal and business tasks.

+ The Ascender Font Selector is a new utility for selecting the right font
for the right situation. It allows users to browse through font previews
organized by personality, occasion and type classification.

+ Also included in the product is Roger C. Parker’s Design Tips; an
illustrated design guide with a baker’s dozen tips and tricks from Roger C.
Parker, author of 35 books on desktop publishing, design and marketing.

System Requirements

The Ascender Creativity Font Pack requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later, 15 MB of
available disk space, and an internet connection to purchase and download
the product. Microsoft Word is required for the templates.

About Ascender Corporation

Ascender Corporation is a provider of advanced font products specializing
in font design, development and licensing. Ascender’s founders are font
industry experts, and have been involved in developing some of the most
important and influential fonts used in computers, phones and printers.
Ascender provides multilingual, custom font development for enterprises and
hardware & software developers. Ascender also provides high quality fonts
for immediate download from the Ascender Font Store website.