Have you ever wondered what would be the correct font format for your usage? Here is a brief explanation of the different font formats TrueType, PostScript and OpenType.
PostScript – Professional Desktop Publishing
PostScript Type1 is the traditional font format for desktop publishing (DTP) applications such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, or QuarkXPress. There are separate versions for Mac OSX and Windows computers – please select the operating system on which you want to use the font(s).
TrueType – the office specialist
TrueType fonts are mainly used in office applications, such as the Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. They support certain features of these applications, e.g. embed fonts in the files of Word, Excel, Powerpoint. TrueType also has its own versions for Mac OSX and Windows computers – please select the operating system on which the font(s) are to be used when ordering.
OpenType – the evolution
OpenType fonts are in some ways the further evolution of PostScript and TrueType, so OpenType fonts can also be «PostScript Flavored» or «TrueType Flavored». However, the OpenType PostScript flavored fonts, which can be used in desktop publishing as well as in the office area, as well as on Mac OSX AND Windows, are more widespread.