Re: True type / PS-Fonts

Subject: Re: True type / PS-Fonts
From: "Dick Margulis" <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>, <STURZENI -at- CH -dot- sibt -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 09:06:25 -0400

Sturzenegger Ivo wrote:

>We frequently use the Adobe Acrobat to convert any kind of
>documents into the PDF format. Now my question is, can someone me explain
>the different between True type and Postscript fonts, since I am using these
>kind of fonts every day ?

>From a practical standpoint, as long as you are already using both kinds of fonts, the difference doesn't matter to you. Both are vector graphics. That is, they define each glyph as a sequence of points that determine bezier curves and so forth. The encoding is different, and there are some other technical details that differ.

Type 1 is older and was developed by Adobe. Unless you are on Windows 2000, you need some version of Adobe Type Manager to display Type 1 fonts on your computer. Windows handles TrueType automatically, and Windows 2000 also has a built-in rasterizer for Type 1.

Acrobat handles both kinds of fonts pretty well, with some advantages for Type 1. But if you use the right print driver and have your driver options set correctly, you're not likely to see the difference.

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