Fonts in Illustrator CS2

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Tommaso Catalucci's picture
Joined: 13 Feb 2006 - 4:40pm
Fonts in Illustrator CS2

i've just downloaded 4 free fonts from and i converted form mac format first to "opentype" and then to "truetype" because as opentype they didn't work in illustrator
can someone explain me the differende between these two kinds of fonts and why didn't illustrator recognize the first group?
thanks a lot and excuse me for the stupid question!

Dan Greene's picture
Joined: 19 Jan 2006 - 6:40pm

OpenType is basically the latest and greatest font format.

TrueType was touted as such before OpenType, and fonts in TTF format are still well-suited for the vast majority of (American) users.

I imagine the program making the conversions just created a bad OTF...

Tiffany Wardle's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2001 - 11:00am

I have the same 4 fonts, and they work fine 'as is' in Illustrator here.

HK's picture
Joined: 21 Feb 2006 - 7:32pm

Hi all!

I’ve had problems when this is done, when you print directly from the application. However, when you stuff everything into a PDF file the printing looks fine...

By the way, would someone benevolent be willing to send those fonts to me? I have no way to convert to Win.