[Scribus] New fonts as OT or just TTF/Type1?

avox avox
Wed Mar 22 18:24:33 CET 2006

I'd say OTF fonts if they have the same quality.

OTF usually supports additional features such as true smallcaps, swashes, 
ligatures, different numerals etc. Also OTF can hold more glyphs than TTF 
and especially Type1.

OTF comes in two flavors: TTF and CFF. Any app which supports TTF 
should also be able to work with the first variant; but may not support
the additional features. Opensource apps based on Freetype support 
both variants (without the addditional features).

Printer support is something different. Scribus currently converts all OTF
fonts to outlines for printing because some professional printers choke
on OTF. This gives the same output quality at the cost of sometimes
larger files and disabling text searches in print files.

Still, the future is with OTF. Scribus 1.4 will support advanced OTF
and other apps will probably, too.

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