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butron
30th March 2006, 08:29 AM
Hi All,

Probably a common question, but I have an enormous amount of Fonts on PC (paid for) which I need to convert to OSX. I have recently used a trial version of CrossFont4.1 to good effect but this has expired and I wanted to get your ideas before I purchase or download again. CrossFont did a good job with most - converting both Type1 and TT to either OSX TT or Open Type but some remain damaged for various reasons.

Can anyone suggest a better alternative?

Cheers amd thanks in advance...

hawker
30th March 2006, 09:11 AM
any of these help:

http://macupdate.com/search.php?keywords=f....x=0&button.y=0 (http://macupdate.com/search.php?keywords=font+convert&os=macosx&button.x=0&button.y=0)

Aa
30th March 2006, 10:50 AM
Where are the dameged reports being generated from?

Extensis X1?

If so, id love it if you could post any resolutions you have found as i've lost a massive number of fonts due to the same reason.

butron
3rd April 2006, 02:49 PM
Hawker-
I have had a look at these apps and Transtype seems the go; but at $170+ it warrnats further investigation. CrossFont does the job for $49 so must compare. However TranType Pro claims to keep encoding, codepages, etc.

Does anyone/you know if tis works as well as it claims?

aa..
Linotype FontExplorerX picks up the worst scenarios and is a free download from Linotype. Sorry lost the link but if ou want it let me know.

Any other suggestions?

butron
3rd April 2006, 03:42 PM
aa..

here is the link:
http://www.linotype.com/fontexplorerX

dmg
3rd April 2006, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by butron@Mar 30 2006, 08:29 AM
Probably a common question, but I have an enormous amount of Fonts on PC (paid for) which I need to convert to OSX.
I think I'm missing something in your post. PC fonts (TrueType and OpenType) work on Mac OS X without conversion. Are you using a different format to these two?

geektechnu
4th April 2006, 09:03 AM
TrueType should be natively supported from OS X 10.2 onwards.

However, if you still need a converter, check out this page:
http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~luc/conversion.html