TrueType

Definition: Font technology introduced by Apple in 1991 to challenge supremacy of PostScript. In this it failed but was adopted by Microsoft and ironically is now standard in Windows systems. True trouble If you want an easy life when sending material to print bureaux, stick to PostScript fonts: you can often get away with mixing PostScript and TrueType fonts in the same document but if the RIP chokes you have only yourself (and TrueType) to blame. Nowadays nearly anything in TrueType is available in PostScript but (as if life were not short and difficult enough) the names may differ.

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