This reference area includes TrueType and OpenType specifications, as well as OpenType font development specifications for a wide range of individual scripts and languages.
For general information, history and comparison of TrueType and OpenType font formats.
A major new enhancement in OpenType 1.8, OpenType Font Variations enables type designers to encode an entire typeface family in a single, compact font file, with styles that are interpolated on the fly to meet the user's needs.
ClearType is an unprecedented innovation in font display technology. ClearType dramatically improves font display resolution and marks a genuine breakthrough in screen readability. Read more about this exciting technology that's set to revolutionize the way type is rendered on color LCD displays.
Get the latest information on using Microsoft tools for building, validating, testing and licensing TrueType and OpenType fonts, and where you can download them.
Find out how to select the best font editor, register your font foundry, or read about type ethics, from our list of developer-related links.
Explore subjects such as advanced text rendering, character design standards and TrueType hinting philosophies in these developer-related articles.
We have set up a number of community Web sites for people developing fonts using Microsoft Typography font tools.
Join this independent email forum that promotes the discussion of OpenType fonts and technology.