Illustrator - Will Mac Illustrator font work also in Windows Illustrator

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by AreYouAMac, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. AreYouAMac macrumors regular

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    Sup all,

    I'm about to purchase a font for Mac Illustrator. I am also running bootcamp, and also have Illustrator in Windows

    So I was wondering if I purchase the font for Mac Illustrator, will I be able to place the same font to work for Windows Illustrator also?

    Or will I have to purchase the font for both Mac & Windows?

    Thanks
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Best to buy an OpenType (OTF) version (preferred) or a PC TrueType (TT) font if you're using Illustrator CS2 or upwards. These will work in both versions and platforms.

    What version of OS X and Windows are you using?
     
  3. AreYouAMac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea, Illustrator is CS3 for both.

    So if I purchase an OTF file that works for both Mac & Windows, I can upload the font onto both Mac & Windows Illustrator?

    That was an option that I was considering, but I thought that I wouldn't be able to upload the font onto Illustrator.

    Thanks for the quick answer.
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    OpenType fonts are cross-platform. More info about CS3 and OpenType here.
     

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