I need to convert a free ttf for use on a Mac - the best solution would be to convert it to otf so we can both use it. free solution for Windows preferred.
TrueType fonts are supported directly on Mac OS X, as well as just about any other font type. If you double click on the font, it should open in Font Book, and you can just choose "Install Font".
I do recommend Validating the font first, since Windows fonts do not always include everything necessary to fully use the font, but there is no reason you should have to convert the font...
Per Adobe ( http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/327/327791.html as of 2009-11-11) Mac OS X supports the following font formats:
Which I believe is the majority of the popular font formats... The font's flagged with a asterick also are natively supported on Windows....
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