Fonts are surprisingly complex pieces of software, powered by intricate, but often invisible, technologies. These key technologies play an essential role in how you interact with and benefit from fonts, so we’re here to demystify them, helping you harness their full potential.
OpenType has been the near-universal standard font format for over twenty-five years. It has had many extensions and enhancements in that time, but still retains fundamental backwards and forwards compatibility. Discover why OpenType continues to reign supreme in the font industry.
Variable fonts sparked a typographic revolution when they were introduced as an extension to OpenType in 2016. By compressing a font family into one file, they give access to a continuous range of variations, surpassing static font limits and enabling more dynamic and nuanced typography.
Displaying a typeface on a screen accurately, legibly, and readably has been a significant technical challenge since the introduction of scalable fonts in the late 1970s. Discover the challenges and the technologies that enhance the user experience by optimizing fonts for digital displays.
PixelFix is a font technology developed by Dalton Maag to improve the clarity of characters in modern applications on high resolution screens, without the large file size increases often seen with traditional screen optimization techniques. It’s also a key technology in all Dalton Maag variable fonts.