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Typographer’s Glossary

Typeface: FF Clifford

Here’s a glossary of common type terminology, which along with the FAQs may answer many font related questions. If the information you need isn’t here, call us.

A technology developed and trade marked by Adobe Systems, Inc. On older systems, PostScript fonts require Adobe Type Manager. On the Mac, PostScript fonts consist of a printer font and a bitmap suitcase, which should always be kept together.

PostScript fonts are generally more difficult to maintain, and PostScript fonts can have compatibility issues with some operating systems like Windows Vista. We highly recommend purchasing OpenType (or TrueType) fonts whenever possible.