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Take Control of Font Problems in Mac OS X, Tiger Edition by Sharon Zardetto Aker

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Chapter . Excerpt 2: Update Legacy Fonts

This is an excerpt from the ebook Take Control of Fonts in Mac OS X: Tiger Edition (see the tip on page 8 for more information and a discount).

If you’re not new to the Mac, you may have a few old font favorites, or even a vast collection, that you have no intention of giving up. But your fonts may not be ready for Mac OS X, which has more stringent requirements when it comes to font files:

  • Mac OS X can’t use a single-font file for either bitmapped or TrueType; fonts must be in suitcase files, even if the suitcase holds only a single font.

  • You must trim down multiple-font suitcases, separating TrueType from bitmapped, and the bitmapped wheat from the chaff (the ones you need for PostScript fonts, and the ones ...

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