fonts

Why the TrueType hinting patent expiration matters

A while back we put a lot of effort into implementing some of the hinting technology in the TrueType specification. This system effectively uses...
Sam Howard
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Software Development: Are we listening carefully?

The quality of documentation and tools in an area of software development has an incredible impact on us developers. They both influence how fast...
Sam Howard
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Glyph names- what is in a name?

I came across a rather intriguing problem while debugging a font issue in a PDF created by a tool called A-PDF. The PDF specification...
Mark Stephens
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Understanding the PDF file format – Standard font information

One of the reasons that the PDF file format is so popular is that it embeds a large amount of font information in the...
Mark Stephens
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PDF with odd Type3 fonts in Ghostscript 8.50

As the developers of a PDF renderer, we spend a lot of time analysing PDF files and working out exactly what is going on....
Mark Stephens
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