OTF vs. TTF

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Jasper Michael de Waard's picture
Joined: 24 Apr 2008 - 10:32am
OTF vs. TTF
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Hi peeps,

These days, what is the average percentage of sold ttf files, out of the total (otf + ttf) ? Thanks in advance.

Cheers! jasper

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David Vereschagin's picture
Joined: 16 Apr 2011 - 2:34pm
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23/77

Source?

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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The source must be the famed SSDL (Sarcastic Statistics Database of Lausanne). What Mr. Daniels fails to reveal however is that those values are not percentages, they are in fact the exact numbers of OTF versus TTF fonts produced. On Thursday.

hhp

Reynir Heiðberg Stefánsson's picture
Joined: 19 Nov 2010 - 11:15am
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Oh. Thought for a mo it came from Minne Ytlander's Arbitrary Source of Statistics.

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98.3% of statistics are made up on the spot, so law of averages would dictate that the numbers I provided would have been made up. I'm interested to know how well my guess stacks up with real percentages, if they exist, which statistically they don't.

David Vereschagin's picture
Joined: 16 Apr 2011 - 2:34pm
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Ha-ha. Suspected as much!

David

Thomas W Phinney's picture
Joined: 3 Sep 2002 - 11:00am
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I expect this depends a lot on the typeface and market, as well as how the options are presented.

Some foundries only make one or the other. In which case it is usually OTF for professional graphics/publishing users and mostly TTF for office users.