Operating Systems => Fonts => Topic started by: Nick Burns on September 16, 2009, 02:45:46 PM

Title: Free Font Converter
Post by: Nick Burns on September 16, 2009, 02:45:46 PM
I have been transitioning art department in our publishing company to macs from pc's. DCS turned me on to an excellent free font management program for them to use... http://fex.linotype.com/download/mac/FontExplorerX123.dmg/ (http://fex.linotype.com/download/mac/FontExplorerX123.dmg/).

It did an excellent job of converting all of their pc font library over except for multiple masters. I spent quite some time searching for a free solution, everything I found was commercial varying in price from $100 to $1000. Then I stumbled upon this... http://onlinefontconverter.com/ (http://onlinefontconverter.com/). It's free, I tested it and it works. Enjoy.

P.S. It zips the converted font(s) and osx's built-in zip utility won't expand them, you have to use free Stuffit Expander to unzip them.
Title: Re: Free Font Converter
Post by: frailer on September 16, 2009, 03:28:57 PM

We had to get TransType some time back. It was the only one that worked reliably for PC to Mac fonts, as far as I could tell at the time.
Meantime, that customer's disappeared.
That site would be a boon..TransType pretty much have a monopoly. I guess as the world drifts to OTF...less of a problem. But conversion crops up when you least expect/want it to.

..have "Stickied" under "Fonts".

Title: Re: Free Font Converter
Post by: Tracy on April 27, 2010, 12:59:07 PM
mailhouse wants me to convert opentype fonts to true type.
why would they want that? just curious
Title: Re: Free Font Converter
Post by: Joe on April 27, 2010, 01:20:40 PM
There are some older applications that don't work well with OpenType fonts or require True Type fonts fonts would be my guess.