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    Quote Originally Posted by sillyink View Post
    I have been doing prepress for about 12 years now personally haven't experienced any issues with ttf's other than the occasional corrupted version. Rips these days are pretty good at handling various font formats and besides that, you always have the option of outlining if you ever do have a problem.
    Good point. I haven't run into any issues with TTFs, but I just prefer OTFs because I can use them between systems without any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samiartur View Post
    The problem is who make the font.
    Good companys like Linotype, microsoft, monotype, FSI and others make good TTF fonts.
    TTF fonts have more nodes but the hinting of TTF fonts are better them opentype.
    But unfortunally there are a lot of free TTF crap fonts in internet. This is the problem.
    This guy hit the nail on the head. It entirely depends on the quality of the font. I work with package designs and use both types.

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    Huh, interesting - have been using TTF's for years without any problems, should I be worried?

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    Fonts were problems in the past... New rips new workflows do not cause anymore font problems... And also there Convert to Outlines.....

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    ive never had issues with ttf or otf

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    I've had issues witth TTFs, namely Suitcase crashes after a MS Office install.
    When I launch Excel, my computer slows down as if it had landed in treacle, only because I switched off all those boring MS fonts...
    But I guess that's off-topic, so I'll just say that the more OTs you can lay your hands on, the less problems you'll have whether you've never had any or not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carma depo View Post
    I have been using fonts like 12 years
    some font problems seen on quark many years ago
    but later we started to use miracles called indesign, illustrator and pdf

    My advise dont use rubbish fonts from 1001 free fonts sites or make outlines

    best option find proper fonts from around
    i agree, you get what you pay for (or don't) and a font that is free to any probably isn't even a full set... ie missing numbers or symbols...

    i haven't had any issues with TTF, but i guess if you did have an issue and truly needed that exact font you could convert it Fontographer... or similar.

    just furthering the discussion..

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    or transtype ... http://www.fontlab.com/font-converter/transtype/
    who knew...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCXVI View Post
    or transtype ... http://www.fontlab.com/font-converter/transtype/
    who knew...
    Wow, they still make that ? Font Doctor does the same job, and its bundled with Suitcase...

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    I had no idea ... thank you for sharing

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    maybe OTF is better

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    ive never had issues with ttf except the occasional corruption. I am seeing a huge leap in OTF usage these days. maybe because its also easier to jump OTFs into a browser vs ttf's which you cant.

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    I don't think so, OpenType system offers more glyphs but no more quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredcourta View Post
    I don't think so, OpenType system offers more glyphs but no more quality
    Do you mean opentype cff fonts don't offer more glyphs.
    A font with Opentype features offer more glyphs.
    A font can be truetype with opentype features or opentype cff with opentype features.
    The number of the glyphs is the same.
    IMHO opentype cff fonts are better to print and TTF fonts are better to screen (internet).

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    Great

    That was great

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