Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a font that was used on Mac OS X 10.5. Mac recognizes it as a font file. Windows Vista shows it as a "File".

Changing the file extension doesn't work. I tried both .otf and .ttf and neither worked. (Surprise! I didn't thinks so, but I'd be a fool for asking if that was the answer, so I tried...) Perhaps I need to try a different extension?

Are there any utilities to convert the font? A Windows equivalent? It's called Franco. (FrancoNormal, actually.)

Thanks.

EDIT:

DFontSplitter didn't work. I saw something online about "data fork" and "resource fork" that has to match up. Can someone please explain that?

Do I need both for a font conversion? What do I tell my graphic designer to send me?

EDIT 2:

The font doesn't work when downloaded to Mac OS X either. (A different machine from the original.) "Get Info" reveals that there is no file extension, leading me to believe that this is the newer font format. Where wold I find the the "data fork" and "resource fork" on the Mac? I want to be able to tell the designer exactly where to look.

EDIT 3:

DFontSplitter works on the original computer but not on my PC. I converted and emailed myself the fonts from the graphic designers laptop. I guess it has to do with the data being stored in a "fork" whatnot.

Thanks, Matt for that article.

Thank you again for your help!

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

The Apple article will give your an overview or OS X font formats as well as answer your "data fork" question.

http://support.apple.com/kb/TA22195

What is the extension of your font on its native system?

share|improve this answer
    
Hi, thanks for the reply. I am still not clear on what a "data fork" is. See my edits above for answer an to your question, please. +1. –  Moshe Mar 9 '10 at 22:47
    
What font are you dealing with? Just in case we can solve this issue by just getting a new copy. –  Matt Fisher Mar 10 '10 at 2:56
    
The font is not available online. I checked. (It is, for $9.90...) Problem solved though by using DFontSplitter on the original machine. –  Moshe Mar 10 '10 at 3:56
    
You get the check for helping and the article gave me useful info. –  Moshe Mar 10 '10 at 3:56

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.