This format was developed to simplify use of Type1-fonts in some software. It’s 8-bit and so it’s quickly processed by programs and it has a compact structure. PFB contains additional metadata. Besides the storage of system fonts, a good example of its use is its application in AutoCAD to create font files with compilation.
This is a format for storing and presenting text information. It’s also referred to as CID 2 and is basically used for imaging and creating complex fonts in PDF. It’s based on the TrueType system, but allows for more precise adjustment and allows for refined writing due to a 16-bit structure that is very important when displaying Asian language symbols.