Saying goodbye to Type 1 fonts

TypeNetwork: The end of Type 1. (Spoiler: true, from a certain point of view.)

PostScript Type 1 fonts were responsible for getting me excited about typography when I got a Mac, leading me to a period of time when I spent more time in PageMaker and Quark XPress than in Microsoft Word. Now Adobe is desupporting them in their software.

The “truthy” part: though Adobe is EOL’ing support for the venerable technology, I haven’t seen any indication that Apple is following suit; all my Type 1 fonts from 1991 still work just fine on MacOS Ventura.

Still, I may need to look at TransType and see if I can convert some of the old fonts to OpenType, especially the shareware greats that likely don’t have an official replacement/upgrade available.