TrueType fonts

TrueType font technology is the result of collaboration of two giants of the computer science – Apple and Microsoft. They developed it hoping that this technology would become an integral part of both companies' operating systems. The main aim of TrueType appearance was to maintain the good look of the font typefaces while scaling/changing the font size. These days, the TrueType support, called TrueType Rasterizer, is usually integrated into all the Macintosh and Windows operating systems.

True Type Rasterizer is a computer program that reads the description files of the TrueType font and generates character bitmaps, understood by the graphics card and display device. It all enables the creation of the documents using TrueType fonts.

The operating systems of the early computers were based on bitmapped fonts, each designed in a particular size. Trying to change the intended or set size of a font resulted in the jagged appearance of the typefaces during display and printing. TrueType font became one more option (besides Adobe's Type 1 and PostScript) to make the characters outlines look smooth and beautiful even when resizing a font. Thus, TrueType fonts belong to the outline or scalable fonts – those, which are possible to resize without making them look jagged on any display device. The more resolution such device offers, the better TrueType font will look.

Nowadays there exist thousands of TrueType fonts coming in various styles and distributed either for free or available for purchase. Fonts2u is one of the best sites, where you can discover all the advantages and conveniences of TrueType fonts. We have not only an immense number of such fonts, but we also offer an especially convenient option of searching for the desired TrueType font. Using Fonts2u extended search bar, you can precisely define what exactly you need and get a number of TrueType fonts matching your requirements best practically in the wink of an eye.