Is there a tool to create a TTC font?

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  1. Wowzera macrumors 6502a

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    I'm searching for a tool that creates TTC fonts, I don't mind if it's on Windows/Linux or whatever, but if you find any tool, please tell me!


    PS: I already got perl script that works on a Mac but it isn't doing the job.

    Thank you all anyway! :)
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    There is no such thing as a TTC font. TTC is the extension for True Type Font Collection. A font collection is a group of fonts, all of which share the same metrics. They don't all have to be of the same family. The technology appears to be used primarily for the generation of Asian fonts. A Google search on True Type Font Collection turns up a System 7 True Type Font Editor in Apple's Chinese Language Kit 2.0. Whether you use a Mac or Windows, however, your best bet for satisfying your font editing needs can be found at FontLab.com. Included in FontLab's product line is AsiaFont Studio, a US $1,999.00 Asian font editor that includes importing TTC font collections among its many features.
     
  3. Wowzera thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for your help.
    But, no, you're wrong. TTC is a font file kind, it's just a collection of TTF fonts merged into one single TTC font file.

    AsiaFont Studio only imports them, it does not create :(
    Fontlab does not do the trick, I will need to find another way!

    Thanks ;)
     
  4. user4092 macrumors newbie

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    Try FontForge

    There's no such thing as a "TTC font", although there is such a thing as a .TTC font collection file.

    A free program that can generate .TTC files is FontForge. It's available for Unix/Linux, Mac, Microsoft Windows and VMS at http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/. I tried it on Ubuntu Linux, but found it too buggy to be of real use for font design about a year ago. However, for your limited objective of creating .TTC files, it may be suitable. The non-Linux versions may be more stable. Give it a try.
     

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