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  Porting Fonts Across Platforms:
Number 8A
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Porting Mac® Type 1 Fonts To The PC With PC TransType
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1. Select the Mac font you wish to port to the PC. In this case we will use the Type 1 font, Affair. The font is a Mac resource (more here on the Mac file system) so it must be encoded into MacBinary format in order to copy it to the PC (more here on the MacBinary format). There are several shareware programs that can be used to do this. In this case we will use MacBinary II+ (freeware...more details found here). This will create two MacBinary files on the Macintosh®. Remember, when working with Type 1 fonts you have to move the files around in pairs (more here).

2. Copy these files to the PC either by using a PC-formatted disk or by sending them over a network (more here on copying files between Mac and PC).

3. Launch TransType on the PC. You will see a window similar to the following:


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