View Full Version : Out of curiosity

26-07-2004, 10:15:16
Just looked at the "Character Map" app.

It seems that fonts are either unmarked, TT, or O.

I'm assuming that unmarked is the old single size definition type font file. True type I'm aware of as being defined in terms of arcs and lines, and locations, etc, so can be scaled up and down well. But what's this O category ?

Sir Penguin
26-07-2004, 17:27:42


26-07-2004, 17:35:42
It stands for Open Type.

From www.fonts.com ...

"OpenType, a joint effort from Adobe and Microsoft, is the latest font format to be introduced. Like TrueType, OpenType fonts contain both the screen and printer font data in a single component. However, the OpenType format has several exclusive capabilities including support for multiple platforms and expanded character sets. OpenType fonts can be used on either Macintosh or Windows operating systems. Additionally, the OpenType format permits the storage of up to 65,000 characters. This additional space provides type designers with the freedom to include add-ons such as small caps, old style figures, alternate characters and other extras that previously needed to be distributed as separate fonts."


26-07-2004, 18:42:05
Cheers http://www.counterglow.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif :)