Re: Font formats
Given what you have, an imac and Illustrator, I would buy similar
fonts to what your clients have a need for. If you are using a pre-CS
version of Illustrator (CS apps don't work in the old Mac classic
system) then you would need either PS1 or TT. I only recommend TT
because I'm assuming these might be part of what your clients have.
If you are running in OSX and have one of the later versions of
Illustrator (CS) go with OT. But again, it depends on, in this case,
what your clients have. CS apps will recognize any of these formats.
Don't know if this is of interest but if you still have a pre-OSX
system (I'm not sure it works in OSX, never tried it), you can easily
change TT to PS1 (and convert from platform to platform) in
Fontographer which sells for about $120. With the merger between Adobe
and Macromedia I'm not sure how long Fontographer will be available
though. Likely it will disappear quite soon. If you do go that route I
have some very quick and assured "sequences" for conversion that I can
send you. If you have only a OSX system, a convertor, TransType, is
available from FontLab.
Because of licensing restrictions, your client can supply you with
their fonts, but you are required to remove them from your drive upon
completion of the project (just like a service bureau would do). One
user/one drive; in theory.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, innererklang@a... wrote:
> Thank you for the short course in Font Formats. I guess I should
back up a
> bit and ask a simpler question. I'm not looking to alter fonts (in
> future anyway). It is just that in this computer age more and more
> in with a font available on their computer that they want me to
> have Illustrator, so I can set type in a reasonable fashion. But if
I want to
> expand my repetoir, offer new types--what format should I be looking
> purchase? (I use an imac).
> Thanks so much for the time you are willing to spend on this list.
> Mark Olson
> Innerer Klang Letterpress
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