Embrace the OpenType Hype

We love OpenTypeWe love OpenType. It’s not just the latest font technology, but also the most advanced, poised to replace the old TrueType and PostScript formats. This font format brings many more possibilities for typographers and graphic designers. But, of course, a new technology always means new things to learn. To help you understand OpenType, we published a new page that describes the efficiency and power of the format, and answers the question: “Is OpenType right for me?”.

The Swiss Army FontSo if you now want to know how a Swiss Army Knife is like our favorite font format, check out the new OpenType page on our support section. Last year Stephen Coles spoke to attendees of the PINC Show about OpenType, so if you prefer to learn in a more visual way, have a look at the slides from that presentation.

3 Comments:

  1. This is a very informative article. Thanks so much for putting it together. I am very excited to start working with your site and buy some fonts.

    I work on a PC when I go to my fonts folder I have a lot of fonts with the icon O which represents the OpenType font. Yet in the the file name still shows it as a TTF as the type of file. Do you know why?

    Thanks
    Barbara

    Posted by Barbara on Jun. 27, 2008
  2. Thank you for the page! It illustrates very well the unique advantages of Open Type.

    We use a text-to-image module in a well-known Open Source CMS (eZ Publish). Unfortunately this module only uses TrueType fonts. From a design implementation perspective, we use whatever the module uses. So when a designer specs a gorgeous custom headline, we can’t do it dynamically unless we get a TT version.

    If someone has time, a text-to-image module for eZ Publish that uses OpenType is in demand.

    Posted by Benxamin on Oct. 19, 2008
  3. As a retired compositor/graphic designer I have a question.
    If I were to buy a typeface for personal and e-mail purposes will it be displayed correctly on the screens of those that I e-mail?

    Posted by John Elstone on Mar. 24, 2010

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