Windows font ->> Mac Font

Tom Cannon's picture

I am switching from PC to Mac and there are a few fonts that I want to take with me. What is the best program that I could buy that would convert the fonts?

brandons's picture

The fonts on your PC will almost certainly work on the Mac too, no conversion necessary, especially if they're in TrueType or OpenType format. If that's not the case, I remember using CrossFont back in the day, but there may be something better out there now.

Stephen Coles's picture

TransType is the finest converter. But if you want to keep legal, you should check the EULAs for your fonts. Most foundries don't allow conversions. You can also ask the source retailer to convert the fonts for you.

Typography.Guru's picture

And PostScript Type1 fonts can be used with the Adobe apps if you put them in one of the Adobe font directories.

cuttlefish's picture

There was once a freeware utility called TT Converter that would convert Windows .TTF files into MacOS 9 TrueType suitcases (sometimes taking system-crashing corruption with them). Under MacOS X that's no longer necessary. TTF files are supposed to work natively. A few of them just won't, but they may have been technically flawed to begin with.

For the PostScript fonts, yeah, you will have to go with one of the above suggestions, or maybe open the fonts in FontForge and save them out to a Mac usable format.

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