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VCT
Digital Type
VCT
Digital Type Basics
• There are several types of
digital fonts:
• Adobe Type 1 (PostScript) (Mac or PC)
• True Type (M...
VCT
Adobe Type 1
• Each font consist of two parts:
VCT
Screen Fonts
• Display type on the screen (monitor).
• Stored and displayed as 72 dpi
bitmaps (rasters).
FFIL
VCT
Screen Fonts
• Fonts reside in the Mac's
Operating System, load into
RAM.
• They DO NOT move with the
document unless ...
VCT
Printer Fonts
• Consist of vector outlines of each
character stored in PostScript code.
• PostScript or Outline fonts....
VCT
Printer Fonts
• Should be stored with matching
screen fonts.
• Both screen and printer fonts must
be IDENTICAL matches...
VCT
True Type™
• True Type™ was introduced by
Apple with System 7.0.
• True Type™ fonts handle both
screen display and pri...
VCT
True Type™
• Can have different character
widths than Type 1 fonts of the
same name.
• Create with True Type™ print us...
VCT
True Type™
• TrueType Collection.
• A .ttc file contains a number of
related typefaces, such as the
regular, bold and ...
VCT
Open Type
• Newest font format
• Cross Platform
• Still comes in True Type or
PostScript “Flavors”
Open Type.ttf
Open ...
VCT
.d Fonts
• Apple creation
• Avoid if possible
VCT
Font Identification in InDesign
VCT
Font Usage
• Using the Styles menu can result in
unexpected output
VCT
Type Management
VCT
Font Legalities
• Fonts are licensed
• Illegal to use copied fonts
• Piracy in business
• Embedding fonts - PDF / Illu...
VCT
Web Safe Fonts
• Fonts common to most Window and
Mac computers
• Fonts designed specifically for web
• Verdana, Tahoma...
VCT
Fonts In Applications
• Fonts in InDesign, Illustrator, & PDF are
vectors
• Fonts in PhotoShop are vector until
flatte...
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  1. 1. VCT Digital Type
  2. 2. VCT Digital Type Basics • There are several types of digital fonts: • Adobe Type 1 (PostScript) (Mac or PC) • True Type (Mac or PC) • Open Type • .d (Dot ‘D’) (Apple Creation)
  3. 3. VCT Adobe Type 1 • Each font consist of two parts:
  4. 4. VCT Screen Fonts • Display type on the screen (monitor). • Stored and displayed as 72 dpi bitmaps (rasters). FFIL
  5. 5. VCT Screen Fonts • Fonts reside in the Mac's Operating System, load into RAM. • They DO NOT move with the document unless embedded.
  6. 6. VCT Printer Fonts • Consist of vector outlines of each character stored in PostScript code. • PostScript or Outline fonts. Printer FontGLYPH LWFN
  7. 7. VCT Printer Fonts • Should be stored with matching screen fonts. • Both screen and printer fonts must be IDENTICAL matches to each other (manufacturer, version, etc.). • Mac OSX does not allow orphan fonts to be used
  8. 8. VCT True Type™ • True Type™ was introduced by Apple with System 7.0. • True Type™ fonts handle both screen display and printing. • It allows for "non-jaggy" screen display.
  9. 9. VCT True Type™ • Can have different character widths than Type 1 fonts of the same name. • Create with True Type™ print using Type 1 fonts can have re-wrapped text or bad Kerning.
  10. 10. VCT True Type™ • TrueType Collection. • A .ttc file contains a number of related typefaces, such as the regular, bold and italic variants of a particular typeface, in one single font file.
  11. 11. VCT Open Type • Newest font format • Cross Platform • Still comes in True Type or PostScript “Flavors” Open Type.ttf Open Type.otf
  12. 12. VCT .d Fonts • Apple creation • Avoid if possible
  13. 13. VCT Font Identification in InDesign
  14. 14. VCT Font Usage • Using the Styles menu can result in unexpected output
  15. 15. VCT Type Management
  16. 16. VCT Font Legalities • Fonts are licensed • Illegal to use copied fonts • Piracy in business • Embedding fonts - PDF / Illustrator™ • Subsets • Embed yes/no Flag
  17. 17. VCT Web Safe Fonts • Fonts common to most Window and Mac computers • Fonts designed specifically for web • Verdana, Tahoma, Trebuchet MS, and Georgia
  18. 18. VCT Fonts In Applications • Fonts in InDesign, Illustrator, & PDF are vectors • Fonts in PhotoShop are vector until flattened or saved as a file format other than .psd • When save from PhotoShop as a .tif or .jpeg the fonts become raster images
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