Difference between TTF and OTF, which is the better font?
One wonders about the most important differences between OTF and TTF fonts and when it makes sense to use one!
First about TTF and OTF!
For the standard user, whether on APPELS MAC OS, Microsoft Windows, or Linux, who probably does not use these functions anyway, it will make no difference. If you have a font in OTF that you like anyway, it's a better choice of the two. But if you can't find the OTF version of a font, there's nothing wrong with using the TTF either.
A major difference between the two lies in their capabilities. TTF depends entirely on glyph tables that define what each character looks like, while OTF glyphs can be used with CCF (Compact Font Format) tables .
1.) TrueType fonts (TTF)
TTF came before OTF, and before that there was PostScript. In contrast to bitmap fonts, TrueType fonts are not made up of individual pixels, but based on the principle of vector graphics
, which has the advantage that they can be scaled without loss of any size, there is no pixelation of the font and it looks good regardless of size the font looks very professional.
2.) OpenType fonts (OTF)
OpenType fonts are always in the form of a single font file. They use both glyphs and CCF tables. OTF is based on the international Unicode coding standard for comprehensive language support. The language support must be available in the character sets, although it naturally depends on the Unicode support of the operating system or the respective application. All font developers today publish fonts in both TTF and the Open-Type standard.
3.) The differences between OTF and TTF!
1. TTF fonts are still so much more popular than OTF fonts
2. TTF font files are often much larger compared to OTF font files
3. TTF fonts are much easier to create compared to OTF fonts.
For us as users, the differences really do not pose a problem, since almost all modern programs, applications and APPs, as well as printers use both character sets and can interpret them correctly, it is really no problem to work with TTF and / or OTF font files, or even use them simultaneously / mixed in documents.
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