An outline font technology introduced by Apple Computer, Inc., in 1991 and by Microsoft Corporation in 1992 as a means of including high-grade fonts within the Macintosh and Windows operating systems. TrueType is a WYSIWYG font technology, which means that the printed output of TrueType fonts is identical to what appears on the screen. See also bitmapped font, outline font, PostScript.
In computing, a scalable font system, supplied as part of Microsoft Windows 3.1. It allows scalable fonts to be used by non-PostScript printers. Such printers are usually cheaper.