Both Sybase, Inc. and IBM chose Monotype's WorldType solution for
inclusion in a variety of their products. A database developer with an
international clientele, Sybase required a single Unicode font that supported
every character in the Unicode 3.0 standard. In contrast, IBM required that the
font support a large number of new and legacy character sets to be used in its
broad range of hardware and software products, including OS/2 Wrap products.
The effectiveness of the single-font solution lies in the fact that it provides
broad Unicode coverage while avoiding the added complexity needed to handle
multiple font modules.
Monotype Sans - a single font with multiple scripts. A WorldType solution
designed for IBM
Because of the global language coverage of WorldType fonts, applications can
display text in languages not ordinarily supported by the software platform.
Multiple-font solutions can typically offer a higher degree of typograhic
sophistication (e.g. alternative glyphs). With newer technologies, however, it
is now becoming possible to offer these features within a single font solution.
Used judiciously, either the single-font or multiple-font solution can
effectively provide the Unicode support needed by the customer. Monotype
can provide any font solution with full Unicode 3.0 compliance.