OpenType, jointly developed by Adobe and Microsoft in 1997, is the successor to both the PostScript and TrueType formats. Addressing many of the shortcomings of both PostScript and TrueType, OpenType fonts offer 100% cross-platform compatibility, support for larger character sets and multiple languages, and easier access to advanced typographic features such as small caps and ligatures.
Hoefler & Co. manufactures OpenType fonts to the following specification:
|Platforms||Macintosh and Windows|
|Font Format||OpenType CFF (PostScript outlines)|
|Character Set||Latin-1 (0000-00FF) + Latin-X® (0100-02AF)¹|
|System Requirements||Mac OS X, Mac OS 8.6² or higher|
|Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT4², ME², 98², or 95²|