My response had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH Type 1 versus TrueType.
It had to do with "taste" in fonts and was meant as a joke.
Arial has strong similarities to Helvetica (although it really can't
be called a "knock-off" due to many differences in style, although the
Arial shipped these days has "set widths" that closely match those of
the Helvetica base fonts in PostScript printers) - very bland san serif
font that may be great for road signage, but ...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Findon
> Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:33 AM
> On 19 Jun 2008, at 05:47, Dov Isaacs wrote:
> > You are getting exactly what you ask for (and deserve? :-) )
> Spoken like a true survivor of the Type 1 Resistance :-)
> > The font name is "Arial" but the "PostScript name" inside the font
> > (i.e., what displays inside of Acrobat or Reader) of that particular
> > font is "ArialMT" where the "MT" is for Monotype, the font foundry
> > from which it originates.
> > Thus, what you are getting out of Distiller is perfectly kosher
> > (assuming you really like Arial)!
> > - Dov