This section contains information for developers of TrueType and OpenTypeTM fonts
and the applications that use them. Follow the links below for more in-depth information
on specifications, articles, communities & forums, as well as tools and SDKs.
This reference area includes TrueType and OpenType specifications, as well as OpenType font development
specifications for a wide range of individual scripts and languages.
Features of TrueType & OpenType
For general information, history and comparison of TrueType and OpenType font formats.
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.
Tools & SDKs
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.