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 with their own language, and fonts are no exception – here’s a few common confusions about font terminology. Font vs. Typeface Simply put, ‘Times New Roman’ is a typeface, and ‘TimesNewRoman.otf’…

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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 much to them! If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you will have seen plenty of articles on fonts, but I’m going to list a few of the reasons here…

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PDF2HTML5 Font Updates

One of the most important visual elements of any document is the fonts. The PDF format has great support for fonts, allowing you to embed Type 1, CFF, TrueType, OpenType, and many more kinds of fonts. One of the problems we’ve faced when writing our PDF2HTML converter is that Web browsers have much more limited…

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