OpenType


OpenType is a cross-platform font format which supports large character sets and complex typographic features.

If you use fonts in Adobe applications (InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator), and the fonts are missing or appear corrupted, search your computer for all copies of the file AdobeFnt.lst (for example, Adobefnt01.lst ... Adobefnt12.lst) and delete them. The easiest method is to search your hard disk for all .lst files.
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.
Some old text documents working with Arabic or Indic languages use 8-bit encoding, which required to use proprietary fonts. Such fonts can only use 256 glyphs, which is not sufficient for correct rendering of Devanagari (or other 10 Indic writing scripts).
Just go to Glyphs, on the font presentation page.
OpenType is a computer font format that was built on its predecessor TrueType, intended to supersede both the TrueType and the PostScript Type 1 font formats.
Software applications which do not support OpenType layout features (check which software does support OTF features) can only display the default forms of letters and numbers. Typotheque fonts designed for small sizes usually use Old Style figures, while fonts designed for headlines use Lining figures.
Typotheque designs and develops Unicode-compliant fonts. Below are some instructions for using Unicode fonts to set Devanagari texts.
At Typotheque you can upgrade previously licensed fonts in other formats to OpenType. We will deduct the price of the fonts you have already paid for. For example, if you upgrade the PostScript version of Fedra Sans Book (for which you paid €60) to Fedra Sans Std Book (priced...
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.
Because web browsers do not support OpenType layout features, we built a system that generates font files on the fly and can apply OpenType features directly to the file. This enables us to support true small caps as well as various styles of numerals.
QuarkXPress® requires AXt fonts and Layout Ltd’s ArabicXT™ extension for setting Arabic text. AXt fonts are non-Unicode fonts, using the ‘Mac Roman’ encoding; Arabic glyphs are substituted for the Roman glyphs, so for example ‘alef’ replaces capital letter G.
Yes you can. Our CSS is designed to recognise local fonts, and if the given font is installed locally it is used first. In that case the webfonts are not used, so no bandwidth is consumed.
For technical reasons, PostScript fonts can’t be used to create web-embeddable fonts, so if you licensed PostScript versions of our fonts, you will first need to upgrade to OpenType versions.
The Print & Web Licence of our OpenType fonts permits you to download the font files and use them in your favourite print applications. When you want to use them on a website, log in to your account to generate a block of CSS code for your webpage.
If you have already purchased an OpenType font licence from us, you can use the licensed fonts on the web via our font embedding system. It also entitles you to 500MB of free bandwidth per month. Additional bandwidth costs €0.001 per megabyte.
Unfortunately, web browsers do not support OpenType layout features (yet). But the Typotheque webfont system generates font files on the fly, and can apply OpenType features directly to the file in the process. This enables us to support true small caps as well as various styles of numerals.
Typotheque’s font embedding system works with any browser supporting the @font-face rule, so you don’t have to worry about the technical differences between Explorer and other browsers. For the curious and the technically-minded: Internet Explorer supports embedding of EOT (Embedded OpenType) fonts, whereas other browsers use standard TrueType (TTF) and...
Typotheque fonts support 85 languages, however not every version of every font supports every language. For example if you use both English and Czech in a document, you need to use a version of the font which supports those two languages.
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.
While all OpenType fonts will work in nearly all existing software, only some applications take full advantage of the OpenType advanced layout features. Applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, QuarkXPress 7 (and higher) and Mellel offer these options.
Many of the special characters in our typefaces are activated by turning on the appropriate features in your application. For example, you can select a segment of text and convert it to small caps or to superior letters without having to retype it.
Since the OpenType font format allows more than 65,000 characters to reside within a single font file, there is now no need to have separate fonts for small capitals when using an OpenType-savvy application such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator or PhotoShop.
If you only work with Latin-based languages (e.g. English, French, Polish, Czech or Turkish) then our OpenType Std fonts will meet your needs. If you also require support of Vietnamese, Russian or Greek, then you’ll need OpenType Pro fonts.
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.
Downloaded fonts are not returnable. If a font is defective and you notify us within 30 days, we will provide a replacement.
Typotheque doesn’t work with external distributors, and only licensed fonts directly. An exception is Fontstand, a project that we have developed.
We offer the option to upgrade either smaller font packages to larger ones, or upgrade single-user licenses to multiple-user licenses. For example, you can buy a single-user license for Fedra Sans Light for €90 now, and upgrade it later to a complete package for the total price of the package...
The main variables that affect the price of a font are: the number of selected styles, number of users, and selected format. For example, our OpenType Std fonts are €90 per style, while OpenType Pro fonts are €120 per style (for single-user licenses).