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Why is the TTF version suggested over the OTF version?

so, i've noticed the OTF version behaves kind of weirdly at smaller sizes in certain situations. i believe it is something to do with how the formats handle hinting and aliasing, which i am still wrapping my head around.

here's an example of the same text in the two formats with 12pt text, rendered as a .PNG from Illustrator. i really notice it on, say, the "c" and "e" in the OTF version:

but then, Pages handles both of them without any problem. here's a screencap of the same text, same size, exported to .PDF from Pages.

i have heard there can be some printing situations where OTF is preferable, so i included it. but my rule of thumb for this typeface would be that TTF is probably just fine unless you specifically know you want an OTF version.

i hope that helps, let me know if you have other questions.

Thanks! I plan on using it with XeTeX, which supports both TrueType and OpenType, and typographic features from AAT, OpenType, and Graphite. I'll have to experiment and see if there are any differences in the hinting.

oh excellent. i still need to learn a lot about a lot of the technical side of making typefaces, hopefully once i know more i can put out a revision that fixes whatever's up. and, i'm excited for whatever you end up using it for!