Helpful Chart: Font File/Package Types

Trevor Baum's picture

I saw this chart at Font Shop, and thought it might be a helpful resource for those who need reminders (myself included on occasion) on the differences between all the varietals of professional fonts available for purchase: Pro, Office, OT, etc.

Here's the page from whence it came.


jdaggett's picture

Hmmm, that chart seems confusing to me. What does "style-linking not available" mean exactly for .woff/.eot?

Do you have a link for the original chart?

Trevor Baum's picture

Yes, here's the original.

Si_Daniels's picture

This chart makes it seem as if WOFF only supports TTF.

So I'm calling shenanigans on the re-posting of this chart out of context.

k.l.'s picture

Put differently: The equations .otf = OT/Pro, .ttf = Offc/OffcPro, .woff/eot = Web/WebPro and definitions are FontShop-specific. Different foundries may use same or similar terms to mean different things. Or different terms to mean same or similar things. There are no standards here. Linotype, for example, has labels like Std, Pro, Com, etc for character set plus XSF for hinted TTFs. So the above chart is of little use except for shopping FontShop's FontFont fonts.

Ivo's picture

Exactly. This chart was posted in an article in FontShop’s help section under ‘FontFont OpenType Formats Explained’.

‘Style-linking not available’ in this regard means, that the webfonts are not originally style-linked the same way Offc FontFonts are style-linked (like grouped under a single item in the font menu and the user has to use the key commands and toolbars to switch between Regular, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic.) Style-linking for both WOFF and EOT fonts is of course possible, as explained in the Web FontFont User Guide.

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