TT FontConvert

Mac -> Windows TrueType Font Converter


About TT FontConvert:

TT FontConvert is small, relatively crude PostCard Ware utility to convert any TrueType fonts installed on your Macintosh to the .ttf format used by Windows and other platforms. The main window will display a list of all the TrueType fonts installed on your Macintosh. Simply select a font from the list and click the "Convert…" button, or double click a font in the list to save the font as a Windows .ttf format font.

Download TT FontConvert:

TT FontConvert requires a Macintosh or PowerMacintosh with at least 1 MB of available RAM and 1 MB of available hard disk space. It is compatible with system 7.0 and greater. It is distributed as a fat binary that should run on both 68k and PowerMacs. See the enclosed ReadMe file for more information on using TT FontConvert.

Download TT_FontConvert.sit.hqx (approx. 265k)

How it works:

TrueType fonts share a common file format on both Macs and PCs. However, on the macintosh the TrueType font information is stored as an 'sfnt' resource in a font suitcase along with some other Mac specific information. The PC needs only the data contained in the 'sfnt' resource. TT FontConvert simply copies this resource into the data fork of a file you specify. This resultant file may be moved to PC or unix machines that can read TrueType fonts. Because TT FontConvert does not modify the data in the font resource at all, some special characters may not be accessible on the PC. Curly quotes and curled apostrophes may wind up mapped to different keystroke combinations and may not work properly in all PC programs.

Future Enhancements:

The following is a list of features I am considering adding to future versions of this utility.

If you have any more suggestions of features to add or other utilities that you might find useful, please send me some e-mail at: evan@netmagic.net.

PostCards:

This application is PostCard Ware. If you find it useful please send me a postcard and include your e-mail address. Send post cards to:

You may send any questions or comments regarding this utility to evan@netmagic.net.

The Fine Print:

The author hereby disclaims all warranties relating to this software, whether express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential, indirect or similar damages due to loss of data or any other reason, even if the author or an agent of his has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall the author be liable for any damages, regardless of the form of the claim. The person using the software bears all risk as to the quality and performance of the software.


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