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Sampo Kaasila is a Finnish technologist with many contributions to digital typography. Probably his greatest impact has been the design of the TrueType font technology at Apple in the late 1980s. Since then, he founded Type Solutions, which has created a number of tools (including the basis of the hinting tool Microsoft's Visual TrueType), and a new rasterizer, T2K. Bitstream acquired Type Solutions in 1998, and now markets the technologies under its own name.
A talk with Sampo Kaasila, 1996 interview.
Press Release on Bitstream's acquisition of Type Solutions.