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TeX Live 2013: TrueType fonts

In the list of changes in TeX Live 2013 it says Prefer TrueType/OpenType fonts to Type1 when the names are the same. But are not Type1 fonts better since they are vector fonts? Can someone ...
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Does TeXlive 2012 come with TrueType or OpenType equivalents to common fonts used with latex?

I'm using the package helvet in a document and would like to use the same font in a figure I'm making. Does TeXlive 2012 come with the TrueType or OpenType fonts that correspond to the helvetica clone ...
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Are there typographical drawbacks to using .otf font files?

Recently I've been messing around with different fonts in LaTeX and tonight got set up with the fontspec package which allows you to use .otf fonts in your LaTeX documents (in my case compiling with ...
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Dummy's solution for using of accent from one TTF glyph in another

I am making a document with the Josefin Sans font in LaTeX (using XeLaTeX). However, a pair of symbols I need (Žž) is missing there; I get just an empty space in PDF. I have no idea at all about ...
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Confused with choosing TTF, OpenType, and Type1

Actually I don't know much about font formats such as TTF, OpenType, and Type1. What are the differences between TTF, OpenType, and Type1? Which one should I use in PDF produced by LaTeX? How to ...
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Where to find nitty-gritty details about TeX and friends' font handling systems?

The current guides online and in texdoc that I could find did not deal with the problem I have. How to generate font metrics for system installed TrueType and OpenType fonts? How to generate font ...