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Technology

The products that Formula Solutions manufacture are built around the two main font technologies that have existed for many years, namely TrueType and Postscript. What Formula Solutions have done is to take these font technologies and use them in a new innovative way.

Traditionally fonts have contained typefaces such as Helvetica and Times Roman. What we have done is to use the same technology but have incorporated logos, symbols, quality marks and signatures to effectively extend the capabilities of both TrueType and Postscript.

The vast majority of the fonts that we produce are TrueType as this is now the default font technology used on the majority of the worlds desktop computers. However we still produce Postscript Type 1 fonts, as well as other font standards such as HP's downloadable font format which is often used in the DOS environment.

This section of our web site is designed to give you some background information regarding primarily the TrueType technology, but also covering other technologies where appropriate.

An overview of TrueType

TrueType hinting

TrueType font embedding

Using a custom TrueType font

An overview of Postscript fonts

Hewlett Packard font formats

If you have any questions regarding the various font technologies, please send us an email and we will endeavour to answer your questions.