OpenType is a format for scalable computer fonts. It was built on its predecessor TrueType, retaining TrueType’s basic structure and adding many intricate data

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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 mostĀ of them come down to two...
Sam Howard
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Three Font terminology complications explained

Everyone knows a bit about fonts, but understanding them in more detail is a bit of a niche subject. Niche subjects tend to come...
Sam Howard
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Why are fonts so complicated?

I do a lot of work with fonts, and when I tell people this they often seem surprised – surely there can’t be that...
Sam Howard
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OTS Sanitiser for OpenType: The friendly bouncer

We’ve mentioned the Sanitiser for OpenType (OTS) before, but have never really gone into detail about why it exists, what it does, and why...
Sam Howard
1 min read

Should Type 3 Font support be dropped from the…

The PDF format has been around for at least 20 years now, and throughout that time it’s continued to add the latest and greatest...
Sam Howard
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