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  Porting Fonts Across Platforms:
Number 9B

Porting PC TrueType® Fonts To The Mac® With Mac TransType
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4. The input specifications in the legend panel on the left indicate that TransType wants to use the default encoding (MS Windows® 1252 Latin 1). The default encoding is specified in the preferences (more here on setting up TransType preferences). In this case the default encoding is incorrect. Clipdings is a symbol font so we want to use "MS Windows Symbol" encoding. 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 change the the source encoding (circled below). Select "MS Windows Symbol" from the popup menu. You always want to make sure the encoding is accounted for. Leave nothing to chance.

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