Type 1 (also known as PostScript, PostScript Type 1, PS1, T1 or Adobe Type 1) is the font format for single-byte digital fonts for use with Adobe Type Manager software and with PostScript printers. It can support font hinting.

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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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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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How to use Type 1 fonts on the Web

Back in the 1980s, Adobe saw that the existing methods of displaying text digitally – bitmapped fonts – were not up to the task...
Sam Howard
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Understanding the PDF file Format – What are CID…

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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