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

Why are CID fonts far more complicated than non-CID…

We get lots of emails asking about fonts so this articles tries to explain some of the potential issues. Loading fonts All fonts used...
Mark Stephens
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Useful Truetype/Opentype font tool

I have been doing a lot of work with fonts recently for our PDF to HTML5 convertor. This has involved taking apart many Truetype...
Mark Stephens
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Are your Truetype CMAP tables lying to you?

Truetype fonts (which are used in many places including PDF files) consist of a set of tables. These tables include the Glyf table defines...
Mark Stephens
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What are CID fonts?

There are 2 main font technologies used in PDF font files (Postscript/Type1 and Truetype). There is also a ‘merged’ format which borrows features from...
Mark Stephens
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