Bugbats ttf font won't work on leopard

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by kablammy, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. kablammy macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2008
    I use a dingbat font called "bugbats", a truetype font that I used on my PC. Once I switched to mac and ran tiger it worked fine. However, it doesn't work on my new imac that is running leopard. I ran it through font doctor and fontxchange -- no luck.

    Any ideas? I use the font heavily in my design work. Thanks.
  2. SwiftLives macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2001
    Charleston, SC
    The font could be corrupt.

    If you haven't sone so already, I'd suggest searching to see if it's available in OpenType format. (I somehow doubt it since you're asking this question.)

    Delete the font, and re download/purchase it from where you got it. If it's a free font, a lot of times you're getting what you paid for. Many (not all) free fonts are very poorly crafted. That may explain the compatibility issues with Leopard. Or it may simply be corrupt, and a reinstall of the font will solve your problems.

    Another (rather convoluted) option would be to find a computer where the font works. Using either InDesign or Illustrator (or some sort of vector-editor), type the characters you need in a new document, convert them to outlines, and save them to use on your Mac as an EPS.

    Last resort - if none of the above work, consider finding a new dingbat font.
  3. kablammy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2008
    Thanks -- good advice. Yes, it's a 9-year-old free font. I did tweak it and fuss with it enough and finally got it to work.


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