fonts

3 Reasons why we don’t convert Type 1 glyphs…

As we’ve discussed before, PDF files can contain a whole bunch of different fonts, but in the end most of them come down to two...
Sam Howard
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Web fonts: What’s next for typography online?

Web typography is actually still a pretty new thing – most browsers only added support for downloadable fonts around 2009. (Internet explorer was uncharacteristically ahead...
Sam Howard
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Google Chrome Font Caching Bug

Back in early April, I noticed something odd – no matter what I changes I made to our code for generating fonts, they would...
Sam Howard
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What is font hinting? The basics explained.

In the early days of fonts, each glyph was stored as a bitmap at a range of sizes. Drawing it was a simple case...
Sam Howard
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PDF to HTML5 conversion – Extracting PDF text and…

Text works differently in PDFs and in HTML files, which can make it a surprisingly complex problem to get great output during PDF to...
Sam Howard
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