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

Understanding the PDF file format – Embedded CMAP tables

Every glyf inside a PDF file can have a display value and a different extraction value. This is useful because often you need to...
Mark Stephens
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PDF to HTML5 conversion – PostScript font support

PDF to HTML5 conversion has to deal with the issue of embedded fonts in PDF files, and there are THREE ways to do this:-...
Mark Stephens
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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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Interesting PDF bugs – Mixed up font object

A PDF file can contain several different types of embedded font. Here is an interesting font Object from a PDF created by the DocuCorp...
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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