I have a problem regarding software and font recognition. I work at a small newspaper and we are in the midst of a redesign. This involves using new fonts, obviously. One we have chosen is Bodoni SvtyTwo ITC-TT. We use macs to design the paper each night. No problems there ... these are fonts that have been in our system for years. However, our plate-making software (called Asura) is a PC based software and we have been told by Asura that the Bodoni that we are using is a 'mac font.' I was always under the impression that fonts are fonts. How do we troubleshoot this as far as what kind of font we have in our system? Is there a certain file extension that would tell us exactly which font we have and what it is compatable with? Also, can we just buy a brand new version of the font that would be usable on both the Asura server and our macs? If so, what do we need to keep in mind when purchasing it?
Thanks a lot for the help in advance. I love the site but this is my first time in the forums. I can provide any other sort of info if I need to. As a copy-editor, this is really above my head (and paygrade, lol.)