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October 19, 2013, 08:22 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
From Googling, Apple and Windows version of PostScript and TrueType aren't cross platform compatible. If any designer want to use only cross platform font, they are stuck with OpenFont. The most important thing here is that it should look the same on screen as on paper / poster. Sticking with a Mac eliminate this problem. It's similar to Airbus A380F using different CAD software version between design groups which led to problems.
Due to differences in their structure, Mac and Windows PostScript Type 1 fonts are not cross-platform compatible.
Available for both the Mac and Windows formats, there are slight differences in the TrueType fonts designed for each OS therefore Mac and Windows users cannot share TrueType fonts.
PostScript Type 1 Fonts as Used in Desktop Publishing
TrueType Fonts (What They Are and How To Use Them)
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