Font Technology Features

The Linotype Support Team offers you a glimpse into the world of font technology. We hope that this feature will prove both interesting and informative, and in an effort to present what you want to read about, we invite you to tell us your suggestions for future Font Technology Features. Just send an e-mail to and we will do our best to cover the issues which you tell us are important to you.

The agony of choice: finding a matching font for your design. The search filter on can help

When faced with the challenge of finding a suitable typeface, we often stick to fonts that we know for reasons of comfort.
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The Fontsampler at

Learn about Fontsampler and all of its functions.
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Web fonts tutorial

Webfonts-Tutorial: useful tips and hints on the topic of web fonts
October 2014: activate OpenType features
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DIN 1450

Background information on a guideline on text legibility.
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Indic Scripts

Learn more about Devanagari fonts.
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European OpenType character set – W1G

A feature about Linotype’s newest language and script solution W1G fonts.
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Chinese Fonts explained

We have put together a feature to help explain the different styles and format encodings for Chinese fonts.
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Bitmap Fonts

You might think, this article will take you to a font technology of prehistoric relevance.
Well, Yes and No.
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This feature does not even pretend to cover everything there is to know about Unicode, but it does offer a detailed introduction.
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What is the Difference between PostScript and TrueType?

A description and comparison of PostScript and TrueType font formats.
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Facts about Font Families

This Font Technology Feature is intended to clear up any confusion about font families and how they work.
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Font Technology & Specifications

This site shall help you find information on the web related to fonts, font technologies and specifications.
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