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Subject:RE: Need a single font From:Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:Ed <hamonwry12 -at- hotmail -dot- com>, 'Nancy Allison' <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> Date:Wed, 8 Oct 2008 12:51:13 -0400
Ed. wrote (in part):
> OTF fonts are OpenType, which essentially replaced Adobe Type1 fonts.
This is not quite correct. OpenType is the current font standard for Windows,
and it incorporates most of the features of both the TrueType and PostScript
Type 1 font technologies in a single format. More significantly, it also adds
support for Unicode font encoding, which neither of the older font technologies
So I suppose it is correct to say that OpenType essentially replaced Type 1
fonts, in the sense that the Adobe and Linotype catalogs are now issued in
OpenType format. But it also replaces TrueType fonts in any case where
Unicode is a factor. And it is also true that existing Type 1 and TrueType
fonts are still fully functional and need not be replaced with OpenType
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