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TrueType

(text, standard)
An outline font standard first developed by Apple Computer, and later embraced by Microsoft, as a competitor to Adobe Systems, Inc.'s PostScript which is still more popular.

TrueType

A scalable font technology that renders fonts for both the printer and the screen. Originally developed by Apple as a competitor to PostScript, the technology was licensed by Microsoft for Windows. Included with the operating system starting with Mac OS 7 in 1991 and Windows 3.1 in 1992, TrueType fonts have been widely used in all successive versions.

The Font Contains the Rules
Unlike PostScript and other font technologies, in which the rendering algorithms are maintained in the rasterizing engine, each TrueType font contains its own algorithms for converting the outline into bitmaps. The lower-level language embedded within the TrueType font allows unlimited flexibility in the design. See TTF file, OpenType and TrueImage.
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Standard TrueType fonts and their rendering systems are unable to position the diacritic relative to the base character.
Printer's Apprentice can view, print and install TrueType, Type 1 and OpenType font files from any storage device, such as a CDR or Zip disk, using a familiar Windows Explorer-like interface.
He developed a Naskapi TrueType font designed in collaboration with the Naskapi readers and writers.
I found that these font sets also work quite well with version 7 or any other program that uses TrueType fonts, e.g., I could place an equation in a graphics image prepared with Lotus Freelance Graphics and then print it with Adobe Distiller.
There is also a collection of TrueType core fonts for the web, fonts which a designed for clarity on web pages even on low-resolution monitors.
This makes printer ideal for downloading TrueType fonts or graphics, and for creating dramatic labels with impeccable print quality on bar codes, graphics and text system offers options such as cutter, external rewinder, present sensor, and unique standalone feature that allows label printing without computer attached.
Microsoft ClearType (www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype) essentially increases screen resolution by addressing the red, green, and blue sub-pixels of an LCD display, producing clearly sharper text than full-pixel antialiasing.(2) Microsoft has many years of experience in screen readability, having commissioned the Georgia and Verdana fonts expressly for the screen, and having developed TrueType outlines and hints.
"We can do scaleable fonts, TrueType fonts, multiple fonts, and rotated fonts, all in the same pass," says Hill.
GraphOn software updates include GO-Global version 1.6, GO-Joe version 2.3, and GO-Between version 1.1, including improved data compression for more speed, international keyboard compatibility, password security, shared TrueType font capability and support for Red Hat Linux 5.1.
GraphOn software updates include GO-Global(tm) version 1.6, GO-Joe(tm) version 2.3, and GO-Between(tm) version 1.1, including improved data compression for more speed, international keyboard compatibility, password security, shared TrueType font capability and support for Red Hat Linux(R) 5.1.
The Bitstream Dynamic Fonts for Web Publishing package which runs on Windows platforms includes over 200 TrueType fonts, a font navigator and font wizard program.
In addition it includes a range of TrueType fonts that allow the user to type in Eastern European and Cyrillic characters.