Microsoft Drops Support for PostScript Type 1 Fonts in New Updates for Office App for Mac

On August 17, notable tech publisher Arstechnica brought to attention that the termination of support for PostScript Type 1 font by Adobe and Microsoft would cause “missing font” errors in certain aged documents.

Also referred to as PostScript, PS1, T1, Adobe Type 1, Multiple Master, or MM, Type 1 fonts are a superseded font format within the font industry that made way for formats accommodating bigger glyph sets.

Adobe presented Type 1 fonts in 1984 for utilization with its PostScript page description language. Subsequently, they garnered universal acceptance upon the emergence of PostScript-efficient desktop publishing applications and printers.

Adobe collaborated with Microsoft to develop and introduce a fresh font format named OpenType, meant to substitute TrueType and PostScript Type 1.

It turned into an open standard by the early 2000s and eventually transformed into the dominant font format adopted by most programming systems and operational platforms.

Adobe halted assistance for the PostScript Type 1 font starting in January 2023. Recently, Microsoft revealed that its Mac edition of Microsoft Office abandoned support for Type 1 fonts.

Also, the Microsoft 365 variations of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook designed for Mac discontinued support for this specific typeface.

LibreOffice, an additional free office package, ceased backing Type 1 fonts beginning with rendition 5.3 launched a year ago.

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Microsoft Drops Support for PostScript Type 1 Fonts in New Updates for Office App for Mac

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