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  Porting Fonts Across Platforms:
Number 11A
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Porting PC Type 1 Fonts To The Mac® With Mac TransType
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1. In this case we will convert the Type 1 font, Ten Pin. The font is comprised of two files (more here on why Type 1 fonts require two files). There is a .PFB file which contains the outlines and a .PFM file which contains the metrics. Copy these files to the Macintosh® computer either by using a PC-formatted disk or by sending it over a network (more here on copying files between Mac and PC).

2. Launch TransType on the Mac. You will see a window similar to the following:

Note: for these tutorials we will be using the demo version.

3. The disk file containing the font outlines is Ten Pin.pfb (more here on identifying PC Type 1 fonts). The font's .PFM file (containing the font metrics) is in the same folder (more here on how TransType handles Type 1 font metrics). This way the metrics data will be included in the conversion (more here on why this is important). Drag and drop the file into the left side of the TransType window (the source list).


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