Any downsides to Win TT on OS X?

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Zach Alexander's picture
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Any downsides to Win TT on OS X?
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I have read that OS X can use Windows TT fonts, but I want to know whether they work seamlessly or whether there are downsides.

If they work fine, I’d of course want to buy Win TT whenever possible so I can use it on my Mac and my PC. But if there are problems I’ll just stick with the Mac versions. Does anyone regularly buy Windows fonts for their Mac?

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za

Oleg Sidorenko's picture
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I do. They mostly work fine, but their international behavior is a bit unpredictable — most have many Unicode pages, and the default language for each seems different. But all languges encoded in the TTF/OTF file ARE supported (and English too, of course) — if you use a Windows font in, say, Safari — they will work for any language.