Converting Postscript Fonts to Web Fonts

We’ve got problems with old fonts here. The designers want to use them on websites, but thanks to the way that Macs handle older Postscript Type 1 fonts, they are always seen as 0kb files to my PC. That means that they can’t be saved or converted into web fonts.

To get around this needs a bit of mac terminal work.

Open Terminal and go to the folder that contains your fonts. You’ll see that even here they are seen with a 0kb file size. Here, type in this command for each font that you want to save out.

cat "MyFont/..namedform/rsrc" > MyFont.dfont

That will save the fond out as a dfont file. You can then use this at a service like Online FontĀ Converter to create your web fonts.

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