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  Porting Fonts Across Platforms:
Number 13

Porting PC TrueType® Fonts To The Mac® With Mac Fontographer®
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1. In this case we will convert the freeware font, 1979 (1979.ttf) (more here on identifying PC TrueType fonts). Copy this file to the Macintosh® computer either by using a PC-formatted disk or by sending it over a network (more here on copying files between Mac and PC).

2. Drag and drop the file onto the Fontographer icon (or start Fontographer and click File > Open Font..., then select the 1979.ttf file).

3. You will see a view of the individual characters in the font window.

4. Click File > Generate Font Files... to generate the actual font.

5. For this tutorial select the "Easy" method (circled below). Then choose Macintosh for the computer and TrueType as the format, then select a folder to output the font. Click "Generate" when done.

6. Optionally, click File > Save to save the Fontographer database. The converted font will appear on your drive (below left). You can install it by copying it to the Fonts folder in the Macintosh® System folder.

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