Re: TTF and PS.

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Tue May 19 1998 - 14:01:27 EDT

On 5/19/98 9:20 AM, Kenneth Whistler ( wrote:

>Anshuman Pandey asked:
>> Why was TrueType chosen as the format for Unicode fonts? Will
>> there be PostScript fonts available as well?
>TrueType wasn't "chosen" as the format for Unicode fonts.
>Fonts to cover one or more portions of the Unicode Standard
>repertoire are available in all current font technologies.
>TrueType is the preferred font technology for Windows, which
>is why it gets so much coverage and discussion on the list.

Another factor is that Unicode support was designed into TrueType from
the beginning. PostScript fonts, being based on a slightly older
original design, were not so fortunate.

John H. Jenkins

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