Fonts Across Platforms:
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
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
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
here on how TransType handles Type 1 font metrics).
This way the metrics data will be included in the conversion
here on why this is important). Drag and drop the
file into the left side of the TransType window (the
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