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What is OpenType?
A great place to begin if you're new to OpenType, this article starts with the basics and provides links to more detailed information about the various aspects of OpenType.

What is TrueType?
This article will teach you the basics about TrueType fonts and their history.

What is ClearType?
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 has revolutionized the way type is rendered on color LCD displays.

Why is hinting important?
TrueType hinting maximizes the legibility of text displayed on screen at small sizes, and offers the possibility of higher quality than any other font format.

Find font information
Ever wondered what fonts are installed by default when you set up a Web browser or operating system?

Installing fonts on Windows
An illustrated guide to adding fonts to your operating system.

Learn more about fonts and typography
A disagreeably facetious type glossary for the amusement & edification of people beginning a love affair with fonts.

Frequently asked questions
TrueType, OpenType, all things type. If you've got questions, check out our answers.

Last updated 21 October 2009.

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