Font Generator History Of The Font
History Of The Font
This page contains the documents and how font formats involved from the early 80's beyond. The whole graphic arts industry changed significantly when Adobe developed Macintosh and the Postscript, LaserWriter and PageMaker came to market.
The early years - Font
In 1984 The Adobe launched PostScript process had supported two different types of fonts:Type 1 is the first one and Type 3 is another one. Of these two, Type 1 was the more difficult format. It had supported hinting and this is a method to get improved the output quality on small resolution devices or at smaller font sizes and it has also supported a extra well-organized compression algorithm of the font data. The Type 3 specs easy to get some functionality that was not present in Type 1 but it was plainly a smaller amount complicated format.
Adobe PostScript kept the requirement for Type 1 fonts for itself. They construct entire the records of Type 1 fonts that customers could buy. Each and Every PostScript output device included 36 of these fonts which in those days when fonts were still costly rewarded somewhat for the steep price of PostScript printers.
Type 3 Specifications are fonts were published and soon tools to generate Type 3 fonts emerged. Type 3 fonts is a type foundries like MonoType released whole libraries of. The fact that Adobe kept the better font format to itself made all of these companies very angry but at the same time PostScript became a runaway success that led to a much larger market in which everyone could sell fonts.
There is no content with calculating the market of output devices, Adobe PostScript has developed a version of PostScript that could run albeit slowly on personal computers so these could imagine PostScript data on-screen. This technology was christened show PostScript.
Multiple Master fonts
In 1991 Adobe introduced a fresh font format known as Multiple Master. Multiple Master fonts are a type of fonts in which the look of the font can be changed by the designer itself. A designer can make an example of a font that is 'somewhat' brave or he can modify the width of characters without sacrificing any typographic quality.
Multiple Master fonts themselves met only unfinished success but the information at the back it was used in some important Adobe products like ATM and Adobe Acrobat.