1176[PPLetterpress] Re: Typeface optimization
- Jan 27, 2003At 3:59 AM +0000 2003-01-28, Gerald Lange <bieler@...> wrote:
>DavidGerald, David --
>At this point in time, I'd start looking at OpenType offerings. The
>PostScript format is marked for extinction. The Adobe line is now all
>reconfigured to the OpenType format and a number of the fonts contain
>opticals, or sized optimization. Emigre has re-released Mrs Eaves in
>OpenType format. But not much else is actually out there yet (though
>some of the smaller foundries are forging ahead). Problem is, with
>OpenType you are kind of stuck with what you get. I don't believe that
>you can edit an OT font like you can PostScript Type 1 font. Or, I
>should say, I don't know that you can. If true, a bit disturbing.
I have better news, which is that OpenType is not really a new format.
FontLab 4.5 can certainly edit OT fonts, either of the TrueType or the Type 1 (Postscript) persuasion.
Opentype is really just an updated package of font data, using the TrueType table format, but with extensions to allow Postscript Type 1 glyph outlines to be used (in .otf fonts). Open'true'type are still called .ttf fonts.
No problem from that standpoint...as long as you can afford to buy FontLab ;-)
AzByCx DwEvFu GtHsIr JqKpLo MnNmOl PkQjRi ShTgUf VeWdXc YbZa&@
Peter Fraterdeus -:- peterf@... -:- Galena, Illinois
dezineCafe : www.dezinecafe.com | A*IFonts : www.alphabets.com
Magical Images from the Moon's Garden!
http://www.semiotx.com "Words that work."(tm)
Independent local booksellers on the web.
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>