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1178Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Typeface optimization

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  • Peter Fraterdeus
    Jan 27, 2003

      I've got FL 4.5, having bought every version since it came out for the Mac.

      What's uncertain? The format is fully documented at Microsoft's Typography site (one of the only things I like about M$)

      I've just opened Zapfino.dfont, which is Apple's OT version of this Linotype face.
      I have full access to all the hundreds of glyphs in the font...

      (screen shots sent by request!)

      No problema!


      >Well, I'd sure like to believe this, but after spending some time on one
      >of the OpenType developers lists (over at Topica) desperately trying to
      >sort out one definitive statement after conflicting definitive
      >statement, I'm suspicious of the easy answer (which seems to be the
      >corporate answer).
      >FontLab 4.5 is available as an upgrade for $200 for anyone with a
      >previous version and for the same price to anyone with a previous
      >version of Fontographer.
      >I'm not too quick to jump on the band wagon here. A lot of info on OT
      >seems still uncertain, even untruthful, to me.
      >>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 ;-)
      > >
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