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  Porting Fonts Across Platforms:
Number 19D

Porting PC Type 1 Fonts To The Mac® With Mac FontLab®
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15. FontLab is now ready to create the actual Mac Type 1 font. Click File > Build Suitcase....

16. In the Compose Suitcase dialog, select "Macintosh® Type 1" from the "Select destination format" drop-down box , then press the "Options" button for Type 1 export options.

17. In the Type 1 Export Options section in the Export Options dialog select the option, "Always write custom encoding" (circled below). This will cause the font to be generated using the encoding that is displayed in the font window. In a previous step, we setup the font with the correct encoding for this reason. Click "OK" when done.

18. Next, select a destination folder for the font. Navigate to the desired folder, then press "Choose".

19. The converted font files will appear on your drive (below left). You can install them by copying them to the Fonts folder in the Macintosh System folder. Optionally, click File > Save to save the FontLab .VFB file (below right).

Type 1 Font files

FontLab font file

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