I am trying to review (clean up) all our fonts to prepare a FontExplorer X server solution – ment for Mac OSX 10.6 and CS5 at the moment.
However I am wondering a couple of things, perhaps someone in here can help explaining.
PostScript fonts sometimes shows up as a mess in FontExplorer (screendump).
While fx ITC Korinna is nicely in one Suitcase, Kallos ITC is spread in several whithout correspondance in naming.
I tried to move all print fonts into one Suitcase and them import, but nothing changed.
Is this due to the way they are licensed (perhaps not all at one time)?
Is is possible to clean up?
In the Mac postscript world, you have a bitmap suitcase which can contain bitmaps and kerning information for a font or family of fonts. However, you still need a postscript font file for each font (one for bold, one for regular, one for italic, one for bold italic). While the mac font suitcase allows you to throw all of the bitmaps and metrics into one suitcase, no such possibility is allowed for traditional postscript font files. That is one of the advatages that came about through the use of Truetype and later Opentype fonts. All the vector imaging, bitmaps, metric, and hinting could all happily sit inside a single file. However, frequently the different styles (Regular, Italic, Bold, etc.) still frequently sit in different files.
Thank you Michael for clarifying, well I'll have to live with the traditional postscript fonts for some time, just hoped that I could manage to clean it up.
Progressively all our fonts will be Opentype - one day I hope.