Font Formats

TypeRepublic fonts are delivered in OpenType format for desktop publishing and Webfont format for screen rendering.

When you purchase an App or ePub license, the fonts will be delivered to you as TrueType font files.

OpenType

OpenType is a font format jointly developed by Adobe and Microsoft in the late 1990ʼs, and later adopted by Apple. A major goal of OpenType was to provide better support for international languages and writing systems. It was conceived to be the successor to the TrueType font format, which was developed by Apple Computer and licensed by Microsoft, and the Type 1 (postscript) font format developed by Adobe.

OpenType fonts support Unicode, which means that a font can contain more than 65.000 glyphs. Thus, a single fonts can be used to compose text in different languages and scripts.

The two main benefits of the OpenType format are its cross-platform compatibility (the same font file works on Macintosh and Windows computers), and its ability to support widely expanded character sets and layout features, which provide richer linguistic support and advanced typographic control.

You can obtain further information on OpenType font format from:

adobe.com/es/products/type/opentype.html

myfonts.com/info/opentype

myfonts.com/info/opentype-support-in-applications

Take into account that OpenType is not supported in CorelDraw, QuarkXPress 6.5 (and below), Adobe Illustrator 10 (and below), Macromedia Freehand.

Webfonts

Webfonts are provided in different formats: woff, woff2 and eot. Webfonts are based on TrueType autohint rendering process, which improves the appearance of fonts on low-resolution output devices. Webfonts are self-hosted, that means that they are hosted in licenser own server. Fonts are copied to a directory on a web server and should be called using the @font-face command.

TrueType fonts may be offered upon request at no additional charge (if necessary).

Installation

Fonts are supplied as zip file archives (.zip). You need to extract the font files using the most current StuffIt Expander available version before installing the font.

  • Macintosh OSX: You can drag the font files into your operating system’s font folder or simply double-click on the font file and select ‘Install’. Mac OS X uses FontBook to install the fonts. You can find further information on: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201749
  • Windows PC: Simply right-click and select ‘Install’. You will need to re-start any application you have been using in order to access the new fonts.

You can find further information on: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/314960/how-to-install-or-remove-a-font-in-windows

The most reliable way is always to install fonts directly to your system. If you wish to use a font management software, we recommend to use FontExplorer X Pro, which is more reliable for both Mac and PC.

By the way, if you want to install a new version of the same font, you have to deactivate and delete the old fonts before installing the new one. This is recommended when upgrading new versions of a font. Sometimes, cleaning cache will also help.

Language support

Typerepublic OpenType fonts support all Latin languages. Some of them, even support other scripts. Information on language and script support is specified within the information area for each typeface.

OpenType features

OpenType features allow fonts to behave smartly. This behavior can do simple things (e.g. change letters to small caps) or they can do complex things (e.g. insert swashes and discretional ligatures). Typerepublic fonts display some of these fancy behaviors and functionalities. Check the information area for each typeface in order to see which ones can be activated.

Note that not all OpenType features can be available in all softwares. Please, refer to your manual software for more information on OpenType support.

Reporting font problems

If you experience any problem with Typerepublic fonts, do not hesitate to contact us at:
typerepublic support

Please, explain us the situation and do not forget to mention which platform you use and the application where the problem is experienced. Screenshots can also help.

Nevertheless, we recommend to try the following:

  • Restart computer.
  • Check your font manager (if any) and try installing the font directly to the system.
  • Delete font cache.