Re: Font Formats
- FYI on TT in the PS environment:
A tech at Apple has informed me that when a TT font is sent to a
PostScript printer (or imagesetter) it normally, dependent upon the
printer routines, has to be "converted" to a form of PostScript. In
most cases this would be a font format called PostScript Type 42 (a
co-development of Apple and Adobe), which is essentially a functional
PostScript "wrapper," similar in kind to the OpenType "wrapper" both
PS1 and TT are given in the OT environment. Other than that, it's not
a case of one being inferior to the other or vice versa, just a matter
of functionality in any given environment.
- Published last Thursday in Voice: AIGA Journal of Design was a very
comprehensive history of digital type design, "The Digital Past: When
Typefaces Were Experimental" by Paul Shaw. It reveals the intricacies
of how the evolving technology has influenced typeface designs.