Fonts Across Platforms:
Porting PC Type 1 Fonts To The Mac®
With Mac Fontographer®
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1. In this case we will convert the Type
1 freeware font, Celtic. The font is comprised of two
here 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. Drag and drop the .PFB file (the file
containing the font outlines) onto the Fontographer
icon (or start Fontographer and click File > Open
Font..., then select the Celtic.pfb file).
3. You will see a view of the individual
characters in the font window.
4. In PC Type 1 fonts, the kerning and
other metrics is in the .PFM file. When using Fontographer,
Type 1 font metrics must be imported manually (more
here on why this is important and why you have to take
the necessary steps to include the metrics in the conversion).
Click File > Open Metrics Window to view the
effect of importing the font metrics.
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