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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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TrueType Fonts

The TrueType format was the result of a collaboration between Apple Computer and Microsoft and consists of a single file (that is, no separate screen and printer font component). Thus there is no need to keep track of two separate components for screen and print. However, in more primitive times—say, 1993—just mentioning TrueType could strike terror in the heart of a prepress operator. Earlier PostScript RIPs could not interpret TrueType fonts, so it was routine to use a font-conversion utility to change the flavor of the font to PostScript. While such conversions enabled the job to be processed by a RIP, they often resulted in slight translation errors and some compromise of the hinting stored in the TrueType version of the font. ...

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