Quality of font rendering varies greatly depending on platform and application. Mac OSX uses a generic rendering algorithm which displays all fonts equally well and completely ignores font hinting. Windows on the other hand only displays well TrueType fonts which have been optimized (hinted) for the screen.
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.
The Typotheque End User Licence allows embedding of fonts in documents when you take reasonable measures to prevent font data extraction. Use the option ‘Embed characters in use only’, when creating the document to make the file smaller and to protect the fonts more.
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...
The TrueType format was jointly developed by Apple and Microsoft in 1991, several years after the release of the PostScript Type 1 font format. Despite the format’s technical superiority (most of the system fonts on both Mac and Windows computers are TrueType) it never became popular amongst designers.
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.
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.
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.