font formats


Font format refers to the type of font file, e.g. OpenType .otf, TrueType .ttf, Postscript .pfm.

Typotheque fonts are Unicode compliant, so you need to enter your text correctly encoded. An easy way to find out if you have correctly encoded text is to copy-paste a sample of the text into Internet browser, for example into Google search.
PostScript or Type 1 fonts were developed by Adobe in 1985 for use with their PostScript printers. Initially, this font technology was available only from Adobe.
Briefly, OpenType is a font format jointly developed by Adobe and Microsoft in the late 1990ʼs. It came into wider use only after 2000, when Adobe included support for advanced typographic features in their InDesign, PhotoShop, and Illustrator applications.
We offer fonts primarily in OpenType format. OpenType is the only cross-platform format, i.e. the same file will work on both Macintosh and Windows computers.
While all OpenType fonts will work in nearly all existing software, only some applications take full advantage of OpenTypeʼs advanced layout features. Applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, QuarkXPress 7 (and higher), Word 2010 and Mellel offer these options.
Typotheque Windows font files (PC PostScript and PC TrueType) and OpenType fonts are zip file archives. Zip file archives have a file extension of .zip. Recent versions of Windows (XP and later) can unpack zip file archives and self-extracting zip files when you right click on the file and select Extract.
While all OpenType fonts will work in nearly all existing software, only some applications take full advantage of OpenTypeʼs advanced layout features. Applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, QuarkXPress 7 (and higher) and Mellel offer an interface for controlling these options.
If you have previously purchased a licence for a PostScript or TrueType font, and now need the OpenType version, you can upgrade your licence. Instead of paying the full price of a new licence, you will pay only the difference in price.
Typotheque doesn’t work with external distributors, and only licensed fonts directly. An exception is Fontstand, a project that we have developed.
The main variables that affect the price of a font are: the number of selected styles, number of users, and the language version (encoding). For example, our Extended Latin fonts are €72 per style, while Extended Latin/Cyrillic/Greek fonts are €96 per style (for single-user licenses).