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I undersatnd that in the near future the Creative Cloud applications will no longer support Type 1 Postscript fonts. What about True Type fonts or is the only acceptable format going to be Open Type?

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Adobe Community Professional , May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021
AFAIK, support for True Type will continue. The Open Type specification is partially derivative of True Type, so despite being the "inferior" cousin-format, True Type support will probably survive for some time to come.

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May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021
On behalf of Adobe, yes, support for TrueType fonts will continue for the indefinite future. As @John Mensinger explains, OpenType, both the CFF and the TTF flavours, are effectively extensions of the original TrueType format in terms of file format.

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AFAIK, support for True Type will continue. The Open Type specification is partially derivative of True Type, so despite being the "inferior" cousin-format, True Type support will probably survive for some time to come.

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On behalf of Adobe, yes, support for TrueType fonts will continue for the indefinite future. As @John Mensinger explains, OpenType, both the CFF and the TTF flavours, are effectively extensions of the original TrueType format in terms of file format.

 

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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I'm using the Helvetica Neue LT Std font family in a few large documents. InDesign is popping up the alert that I am using "Type 1" fonts, but in the InDesign (v17.0, 2021) Find/Replace Font window, when I select this Helvetica Neue LT Std font, its Type details say it is "Open Type Type 1," and the info at the top right of window says "Type 1 Fonts: 0" See attached screenshot of this window below. Is this font family "Open Type" and to remain supported, or considered a "Type 1" that I'll need to replace?  Thanks!

 

  Find_ReplaceFontsWindow.png

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Hi TexLefty,

see into my reply to a question that is similar to yours:

 

Apple Unsupporting Fonts in 2023: Format Confusion

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/apple-unsupporting-fonts-in-2023-format-confusio...

 

In my eyes it could be a highly misleading message.

Could be that the document you are using had "contact" with Type-1 fonts one time in its life. That information sticks to the document's code and was never removed.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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