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Converting a PC font to a Mac font for OS X

by tillguy / April 26, 2010 11:09 AM PDT

Recall, but can't locate it now, a freeware utility that converted PC fonts so that they were compatible with the Mac OS. This goes back a few years to earlier operating systems, both PC and Mac. I just downloaded 4 PC fonts I'd like to add to my current collection. Now running OS 10.6.3. If anyone can help, I'd appreciate your response

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(NT) What format are the PC fonts in?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 26, 2010 10:07 PM PDT
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Re: converting PC fonts to Mac Fonys
by tillguy / April 27, 2010 1:17 AM PDT

Thanks for responding. The fonts are in .TTF format. I seem to recall a website that made PC fonts available for download and also included a converter for Mac users. Can't remember who they were.

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OS X supports .TTF
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 27, 2010 10:07 AM PDT

You "should" be able to move them into the Font folder in the library and they "should" work without any conversion.

Worth a try at least


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Re: converting PC fonts to Mac Fonts
by tillguy / April 27, 2010 12:57 PM PDT
In reply to: OS X supports .TTF

You're right. Font Book pulled them right in, they're showing up in the font menu and they are printing out fine. No conversion required. Thanks for your help.

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(NT) Pleased it worked for you
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 27, 2010 10:01 PM PDT
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FontXchange by Morrison SoftDesign
by rjs228 / April 28, 2010 8:53 AM PDT

I've used FontXchange for the last couple of years. It works well. Also if it's an .otf it works for both platforms, developed by both Microsoft and Adobe. If you need some converted let me know.

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re: FontXchange
by tillguy / April 29, 2010 5:03 AM PDT

Thanks for the offer. I'll keep it in mind and will explore FontXchange.

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I can convert them to OTF
by rjs228 / May 3, 2010 12:39 AM PDT

You just have to post them that I can have access to.

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