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9.4.3 PostScript Type42 fonts

The Type42 font is a TrueType font coded in a special way and wrapped in a PostScript font envelope. This can be used to download TrueType fonts to PostScript printers (or PostScript compatible printers) that contain a TrueType rasterizer. This method yields better print quality than can be achieved by converting a TrueType font to a Type1 one.

The complete Type42 font format specification is available at