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Free Font Converter

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/.

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/. 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.
Oh by the way, YOU'RE WELCOME!

Re: Free Font Converter

Reply #1

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".

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Too old for this.. but.. there's that question of income. And lack of it if I stop.

Re: Free Font Converter

Reply #2
mailhouse wants me to convert opentype fonts to true type.
why would they want that? just curious

Re: Free Font Converter

Reply #3
There are some older applications that don't work well with OpenType fonts or require True Type fonts fonts would be my guess.
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