fonts and OS X

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  1. macstudent macrumors 6502

    macstudent

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    While I am waiting for my new ibook to arrive I have begun thinking about my transition from my PC to my new mac.

    Anyway, How do I deal with fonts in OS X? I have heard that you can use true type fonts in OS X, which I don't know is true or not. But my main concern is opentype fonts. I am under the impression that opentype fonts will work on pc(which they do very well), and macs. I was on a friends g4 with X.1.4 and I tried placing an opentype font in their font folder, but I was not able to access the font.

    Is there a way to have these fonts work? Also, which font management program do you recommend for OS X.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. macstudent thread starter macrumors 6502

    macstudent

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    I should add that the opentype font I tried to install was called "aachen.otf" and it was not recognized.

    I just grabbed the first A font that I had

    Thanks
     
  3. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    entensis suitcase would be the best font management utility out there
    great for designers
     
  4. macstudent thread starter macrumors 6502

    macstudent

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    I will have to give suitcase a try, but I am still not able to install my opentype fonts by copying them into the font folder.

    Hopefully suitcase will work.
     

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