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

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Wed Mar 22 20:18:33 CET 2006

Am Mittwoch, 22. M?rz 2006 13:16 schrieb Eilert:
> If you were to buy fonts, would you invest in OT fonts or would you buy
> ordinary TTF or Type1 fonts?
> I'd need them for work not only in Scribus, OOo and Linux apps but also
> in Windows apps running under Wine.
> Are there testing fonts I could download somewhere to verify if OpenType
> runs on my machine?
> Any experiences? Any hints? Any ideas? :-)
> Thanks for all tipps!
> Rolf

Hi Rolf,

as Andreas wrote, OTF is the future, but unfortunately it's not the present 
for all applications yet. OO.o doesn't support OTF. You can't use OpenType 
there. So, for the time being, I would either buy Type 1 or TTF. If you buy 
TTF from a well-known foundry, such as  Adobe or Berthold, you will receive 
high quality fonts without printing issues. Many printers, however, still 
prefer Type 1. In the end, it depends on you and the ones you have to work 

The upside is: some high quality fonts are nowadays much cheaper as TTF or 
Type 1 than they used to be, because the shops focus on OTF.



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