TrueType is an outline font standard developed by Apple and Microsoft in the late 1980s as a competitor to Adobe’s Type 1 fonts used in PostScript. It has become the most common format for fonts on both the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Truetype 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 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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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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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...
Sam Howard
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