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Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 3 of 4): Where to Get File Format Specifications
Section - Type 42 Font Format

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Type 42 is a PostScript font format used to download TrueType fonts to
PostScript interpreters which contain a TrueType rasterizer. A TrueType font
is first converted to a Type 42 format font and then read by a PostScript
interpreter. Type 42 yields better result than if a TrueType font is
converted to the Adobe Type 1 or Type 3 font formats.

The specification for the Type 42 font format is:

  The Type 42 Font Format Specification,
    Adobe Developer Support, 1 March 1993, P/N LPS5012.
   
This document available via FTP as a Tech Note in PostScript format, 
or as hardcopy when obtained directly from Adobe (see the PostScript
section for information on how to contact Adobe Systems, Inc.).

Additional information on Type 1 fonts may be found in:

  Adobe Type 1 Font Format. Addison Wesley, 1991; ISBN 0-201-57044-0.
  Technical Note #5015: The Type 1 Font Format Supplement.
  Technical Note #5087: Multiple Master Font Programs for the Macintosh.
  Technical Note #5088: Font Naming Issues.

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