Artifact Details

Title

Ideographix, Inc. records

Catalog Number

102784940

Type

Text

Date

1974-1991

Author

Ideographix, Inc.

Extent

42.53 linear feet in 15 record cartons, 20 newspaper boxes, and 2 manuscript boxes

Description

The Ideographix, Inc. records contain program listings, manuals, specifications, data sheets, periodicals, software, and A/V materials ranging in date from 1974 to 1991. The contents of the collection were either produced by or used in the office of Ideographix, Inc. (IPX), a software development company that specialized in Chinese language keyboards and printers. About half of the collection consists of program and code listings ranging in date from 1975 to 1988. There is also a small amount of other printed materials published by IPX, such as installation manuals, data sheets, and user guides, as well as some manuals from other companies, such as Autologic, Inc. and Microbar. There is one record carton of issues of the “Seybold Report on Publishing Systems” and “Seybold Report on Desktop Publishing” ranging in date from 1985 to 1988. While there is a very small amount of text material in Chinese, the majority of the materials are in English. The other half of the collection is made up of software. There are about 60 magnetic tapes, 900 8 inch floppy disks, 400 5 ¼ inch floppy disks, and 4 paper tape rolls. Most of the software has handwritten labels with both English and Chinese text. The majority of the floppy disks appear to be related to fonts used by the IPX systems. Finally, the collection includes two VHS tapes, titled “IPX Automatic Typesetting Systems (English)” and “IPX System in English (U.S. format).”

Category

Collection Record

Subject

Chinese characters; Computerized typesetting; Ideographix, Inc.

Collection Title

Ideographix, Inc. records

Credit

Gift of Chan Yeh

Lot Number

X6819.2013