Opentype

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Are Opentype fonts good for print/graphic design? Please let me know cause my friend has a copy of adobe font folio he would sell me for $400. I seen it, it's legit
     
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    IgnatiusTheKing

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    "OpenType is a scalable format for computer fonts (also sometimes known interchangeably as "typefaces"), initially developed by Microsoft, later joined by Adobe Systems. OpenType was first announced in 1996, with a significant number of OpenType fonts starting to ship in 2000–2001. Adobe completed conversion of its entire font library to OpenType around the end of 2002. As of early 2005, there were around 10,000 fonts available in OpenType format, with Adobe's library making up under a third of the total. As of 2006, every major font foundry and many minor ones were developing fonts in OpenType format."

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    I'd say go for it, if you can spare the $400.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How are they for print? If I send out something to be printed will it work fine? I'm a graphic design student and I freelance so I want to make sure it will be good for that.

    Has anyone used these for print work?
     
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    IgnatiusTheKing

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    They are pretty much the standard now. Here is what Apple says about them.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I'm going to jump on that deal. I don't know how he got it I think from work or something but it's in a box an everything. I'm buy it before some else does.

    Is there any way to organize the serifs from the sans serifs? besides to it manually?

    THANKS
     

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