Is there a Windows app (preferably freeware) that lets you easily rename fonts? A batch feature would help too. Thanks. hhp
what? you going in to the pirating business too, hrant? ;^)
Hrant, what exactly do you mean by “rename fonts”? Adam
Harrr, shiver me counters! I was actually asking on behalf of a font house where the font technician was absent during some emergency, and I was asked to help. Somebody* actually sent me just what they needed. Although now I’ve become curious if there’s anything that does this on the Mac too. * And it’s somebody who would look quite incongruous donning an eye-patch. Adam, by renaming I meant a “full rename”, where every ﬁeld in the font is updated. In this case it seems just a preﬁx needed to be changed though. hhp
Hrant, I use a font freeware font renamer for Windows that goes the other way around: it changes the ﬁlename of a font so it becomes identical with the PostScript font name inside of it. I can’t stand font ﬁlenames such as _am_b__.pfb or something and prefer them being named AmericanTypewriter-Bold.pfb and the sorts. There is a nice free app that does this sort of thing in batches, for subfolders, but I don’t know its name now (I’m on my Mac now). As for changing the internal names for fonts, I myself use Python with FontLab and TTX. Not completely straightforward when it comes to Type 1 fonts, especially Mac Type 1 fonts, though. Best, Adam
well I’m ﬁnding such a software right now. what does really work?
There was a set of utilities that came with Y&Y TeX that would do what you want. Sadly, Y&Y TeX is no more, but I imagine there are similar utilities available from the Tex Users Group (TUG). These utilities run in a DOS shell on a windows machine … First, using one utility, you make a PFA from the PFB. Once you have a Printer_Font_ASCII, you can rename the font with the utility, & it goes inside & makes sure everything that needs renaming is renamed. (We