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  Porting Fonts Across Platforms:
Number 11B

Porting PC Type 1 Fonts To The Mac® With Mac TransType
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4. Next we need to check the encoding. It is unclear from the input specifications in the legend panel that TransType can detect the source encoding (below). This is because the font is inside the Mac suitcase. We'll have to open it and look inside (next step). More here on TransType's font input and output specifications.

5. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the font in the source list to check the the source encoding (circled below). In the popup menu there is a check mark next to "Use names". Names encoding is the character identification method for Type 1 fonts (more here). We are converting a Type 1 font, so TransType understands the source font's encoding. You always want to make sure the encoding is accounted for. Leave nothing to chance.

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