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The OpenType font format (the format used by OTF files) is actually just a container format (like MPEG is a container for many different video\audio formats). As such, it is itself safe. OTF files currently can contain either TrueType or Postscript fonts inside. I'd like to tell you that these are perfectly safe but, unfortunately, I can recall at least one ...


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I've noticed that people that don't do much web font stuff don't quite understand the difference between OpenType fonts and TrueType fonts. I'll try to break this down so that it's as easy to understand as possible. So, without going into too much detail, here is the breakdown between OpenType (OT) fonts and TrueType (TT) fonts. Let's start with TT fonts. ...


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In older Windows versions it was as simple as hex editing FontView.exe. In Windows 7 you can use Resource Hacker to edit a copy of Windows\System32\en-US\fontview.exe.mui (obviously replace en-US with your system's language code), compile script when you're done, save and replace the original: This might work in Windows 8.x too. You may face a problem ...


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You could try diabling ClearType on your Windows 7 machine, which disables font smoothing, which probably was disabled on your older operating system.



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