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Richard Wikstrom's picture
Joined: 8 Mar 2002 - 2:35am
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I plan to buy one of those beautiful lamp-looking Imacs.

Is there any font program available for OSX yet? I have heard Fontographer (which I own for PC) does not work on the OSX platform.
I’m not really afraid of changing programs though, so any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Joined: 5 Apr 2002 - 8:24pm
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well, you have the option of running OS classic on the imac, where you can run fontographer. when in osx, and you are attempting to run a classic app, it will switch you over to classic mode where you can use the program.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Richard, before you buy, note the low resolution of the lamp’s display.

hhp

Richard Wikstrom's picture
Joined: 8 Mar 2002 - 2:35am
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Thanks Kevin, I’ve only used OS9, is OSX any better?

I know Hrant, it’s sad that it is only 1024x768… I’m used to running a 21” screen @ 1800x1440.

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well, as soon as i installed it, i reverted back to os9. practically no apps are osX ready yet. just note that you have the option or running either with the imac.

yeah the resolution bit blows. a friend of mine just bought one, and that was the only disappointment.

for what your paying, i think it is totally a worth while purchase.

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Using OS X (pronounced “OS ten”) for the first
time is like learning to drive stick-shift. It’s awkward
the for a while but definitely provides a much better
driving experience.

It is true that you can seamlessly use OS 9 apps
in “Classic” mode while running OS X. To date I
haven’t had problems with this. (Except for
synching my Palm which I think is a hardware
problem.)

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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> definitely provides a much better driving experience.

Except in heavy traffic?

hhp

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Both FontLab and Fontographer work perfectly happily using Classic under MacOS X, though you will need to use the Non-FPU version of Fontographer, apparently. I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for Macromedia to produce a MacOS X native version though :)

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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> you will need to use the Non-FPU version

What about using the FPU version with that SoftFPU extension?

hhp

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Ditto FontStudio, but you need the non-FPU version (but that’s true on any PowerMac anyway)