TrueType hints come in the form of little programs which move the points around based on the point size and resolution. This allows the designer complete control over how the outlines react to different sizes.

TrueType Hinting

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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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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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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TrueType Hinting – Big Screens for Small Details

Here at IDRSolutions, we like our screens BIG. Part of the reason for that is that the sort of work we do tends to...
Sam Howard
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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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