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TrueType is an
outline font A computer font (or font) is implemented as a digital data file containing a set of graphically related glyphs, characters, or symbols such as dingbats. Although the term ''font'' first referred to a set of movable type, movable metal type piec ...
standard Standard may refer to: Flags * Colours, standards and guidons * Standard (flag), a type of flag used for personal identification Norm, convention or requirement * Standard (metrology), an object that bears a defined relationship to a unit of ...
developed by
Apple An apple is an edible fruit produced by an apple tree (''Malus domestica''). Apple fruit tree, trees are agriculture, cultivated worldwide and are the most widely grown species in the genus ''Malus''. The tree originated in Central Asia, wher ...
in the late 1980s as a competitor to
Adobe Adobe (; ) is a building material Building material is material used for construction Construction is a general term meaning the art and science to form Physical object, objects, systems, or organizations,"Construction" def. 1.a. ...
's
Type 1 font PostScript fonts are font files encoded in outline font specifications developed by Adobe Systems Adobe Inc. ( ) is an American multinational computer software Software is a collection of Instruction (computer science), instructions and ...
s used in
PostScript PostScript (PS) is a page description language In digital printing, a page description language (PDL) is a computer language that describes the appearance of a printed page in a higher level than an actual output bitmap (or generally raster gra ...

PostScript
. It has become the most common format for fonts on the
classic Mac OS The classic Mac OS (System Software) is the series of operating system An operating system (OS) is system software System software is software designed to provide a platform for other software. Examples of system software include operating ...
,
macOS macOS (; previously Mac OS X and later OS X) is a proprietary {{Short pages monitor