Converting .sfd font files to ttf.

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by JoeDRC, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008

    I found a font I want to use called Beteckna

    Unfortunately I can only find the files in .sfd format which fontbook won't read. Plus all the .ttf downloads links I can find don't work for me :confused:
    I've tried FontForge but I don't really understand the program.

    Is there any way I can convert the .sfd files to .ttf easily?
    Or can anyone be so kind as to do it for me? Or give me plain english instructions on how to convert it with FontForge (their website FAQs are a nightmare)
    The font is free to use according to the website.

    Thankyou MacRumors! :D
  2. kdecay macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2010

    Did you ever get beteckna converted? I had exactly the same problem and need the ttf files. If you've got them, would you be willing to share them?
  3. JoeDRC thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    Unfortunately not, which is a shame because it is such a nice font :(
    I will find a way eventually I'm sure aha
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    The only way that you can convert the font is to use the opensource X11-based FontForge. It is not as easy to use as a MacOS X-native app, but it is by no means impenetrable.
  5. tingiminn macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2008
    At some geospatial coördinates
    TTFs are generated fonts for use.

    I added no glyphs, corrected the extrema points and various glyph intersections and converted all the paths to TT. It has not been tested and is woefully incomplete-- So don't expect any braces and the non-English is lacking, to say the least...

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