Hi, I can't install on my PC a font provided by one of my Mac-based designers. I can open the InDesign file, but can't install the font. She included them in the folder and emailed them as well. The extension they have is .dat.
Jane, The Menu Maker
(Chief_Toad), Oct 8, 2008 10:51 AM
I've been PC based for 9 years now. This is the first time I've had a major conversion issue. I bought Crossfont, and that fixed it. (Not 100%; I still had to make some adjustments within the doc -- should have just bought the font!)
To the best of my knowledge, Mac and Win PostScript and TrueType fonts are different and not cross platform compatible. OpenType fonts are truely cross platform. I hear that you can use Win TT fonts on a Mac, but not vice versa.
As I understand it, print service providers are reuired by the font EULA to own the font even though the customer provides it.
I suggest you ask your customer to purchase the modern OpenType versions of the fonts.
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