This is a standard TrueType font format developed by Apple Computer in 1989. The advantage of TTF till now has been its high level of font display control right up to the pixel. It has a vector format so it’s easy to scale. Today TrueType is used in operating systems from Apple to Microsoft.
This format is used to store small personal icons. It is used in website development to create favicons that are displayed in the address bar of the web browser as well as in satellite TV for identifying broadcast channels. It is very similar in structure to a GIF format image.