Category Archives: Fonts

MicroType Express

MicroType Express is the (optional) compression technology used by Embedded OpenType fonts. It was specifically designed to compress TrueType fonts. These fonts are generally to be found in web pages or Office documents. In this screenshot we have Internet Explorer … Continue reading

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Compact Font Format, Type2 and OpenType

The Compact Font Format (CFont) was developed by Adobe and it is a container for one or more fonts. Although not compressed, it’s a format designed to save space as the name suggests. The bytecode contained in CFonts is either … Continue reading

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Adobe Type1 fonts

This font format is very common and mainly found in PDFs. It was used as a vector for native code exeuction in the iOS 4.3 jailbreak. To trigger the vulnerability it was sufficient to open a PDF inside Safari. In … Continue reading

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Web Open Font Format and Embedded OpenType fonts

In the upcoming 0.7.6 release of the Profiler a great effort has been invested into supporting font formats. After SFonts (TrueType and collections) released with 0.7.5, the first font formats I’m going to present are WOFFs and EOTs. Both this … Continue reading

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TrueType & TrueType Collection Fonts

We’re happy to announce that the new 0.7.5 version of the Profiler offers support for TrueType (SFNT) fonts. This is the first step in the direction of giving our users a complete solution for font formats and analyze them inside … Continue reading

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