Font Technology & Specifications

This site shall help you find informations on the web related to fonts, font technologies and font specifications. Most of the information represents industry standards set by most influential companies in the field of font technologies. Thus they are excellent sources for both font amateures and professionals.

Design Guidlines
Font Quality Specification (Apple)
Character design standards (Microsoft)


Embedding Fonts
Tutorial (by Steve Mulder)


Font Editors
FontLab
Fontographer
Font Tools (Apple)
Developer information (Microsoft)



Font Formats
OpenType Specifications (Adobe)
TrueType Reference Manual (Apple)
TrueType & OpenType Specifications (Microsoft)
Type 1 Font Format (Adobe)


Font Naming
Instructing and hinting (Apple)
Basic hinting philosophies and TrueType instructions (Microsoft)


Inside Macintosh:
Text (Apple)


Unicode™
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