HELP: OS 9 font to OS X font conversion?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macphoria, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. macphoria macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2002
    Is there a way to use OS 9 font in OS X without having to purchase Suitcase or FontReserve? Is there cheaper software that can convert OS 9 font into OS X font? Please help.
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    If you're using one partition, move your OS 9 fonts into:

    [Hard Drive]/System Folder/Fonts/

    then restart apps as necessary. No "conversion" is needed if you just want to use those OS 9 fonts in OS X apps.
  3. Sayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX

    The best place to put new fonts for use by Mac OS X is either of the following:

    /Library/Fonts (for everyone)

    /<home folder>/Library/Fonts (for the current user only)

    Mac OS X recognizes Mac OS 9 "dual forked" fonts and font suitcases, Windows TrueType .ttf fonts, Mac OS X flat file .dfont files, OpenType fonts and Type 1 Postscript fonts.

    To get an app to recognize newly added fonts simply quit and re-launch the application.

    In Mac OS X 10.3 you can use Font Book (in the Applications folder) to install fonts, preview them and activate individual fonts or deactivate duplicates/older versions.

    Mac OS X Font PDF from Apple.

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