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  Porting Fonts Across Platforms:
Number 17A

Porting PC TrueType® Fonts To The Mac® With Mac FontLab®
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1. In this case we will convert the font, Uberman (Uberman.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. Press the button on the Standard Toolbar or click File > Open... to open the font.

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

4. Select the encoding options from the toolbar on the font window. In FontLab there are two encoding modes - Names encoding mode and Unicode encoding mode. Because the converted font will be TrueType we want to put FontLab into Unicode encoding mode. We also want to use the MacOS Roman codepage from the selection of Unicode codepages. Perform the following steps shown in the diagram below. For a more complete explanation of encoding and why it is important, click here.

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