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How does hinting work in Open Type Fonts? If I have a Postscript font hinted through T1 hinting, when I generate an Open Type font the hinting goes together? Thank you.
Fernando, you haven't mentioned any tools that you are using, or the operating system you use. This makes it a bit difficult to answer your question. My guess is that you're working with FontLab 4.6. Also, you haven't mentioned the format that you're generating your OpenType font in -- whether it's OpenType PS aka OpenType-CFF (.otf) or it's OpenType TT/TrueType (.ttf). If you're using FontLab to generate an OpenType PS font, the Type 1 hinting is automatically converted to CFF hinting. Both hinting systems are very similar, and the conversion is done by Adobe's high-quality FDK for OpenType code that is built into FontLab. If you're using FontLab to generate an OpenType TT font, the Type 1 hinting is coverted into TrueType hinting instructions. This is a process done by a very advanced TrueType autohinting system developed by the FontLab team. You can control how this conversion is done using Preferences / TrueType / Autohinting Options. You can also do the conversion manually, by using the various actions from Tools / Transform Range. Regards, Adam Twardoch Fontlab Ltd.
Yes, you're right Adam, I'm working in Fontlab 4.6 (the place where I work has it), in Mac Osx 10.3 Panther. Thank you.