6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 3, 2002 3:27 PM by (Antoine_Picard)

    Adding file types for Mac OTFs

    Level 1
      Dear FDK team,

      I think a utility that assigns the appropriate file/creator types to OTF
      fonts for use on a Mac would be a great addition to the Mac version of the
      FDK. Or is it already included?

      Adam
        • 1. Re: Adding file types for Mac OTFs
          They have such a tool, I don't know whether it's included in the FDK.

          The bigger question is, though, WHY does the file type/creator matter, especially on OSX?

          A question with yet a higher meta level: why can't I post messages by email on this forum? I really don't want to deal with web forms.

          Just
          • 2. Re: Adding file types for Mac OTFs
            Level 1
            Adam Twardoch wrote:
            >
            > Dear FDK team,
            >
            > I think a utility that assigns the appropriate file/creator types to OTF
            > fonts for use on a Mac would be a great addition to the Mac version of the
            > FDK. Or is it already included?
            >
            > Adam


            Hello Adam

            you can easy add such information to the feature file. (nameid x 1 means
            mac encoding)

            table name {
            nameid 0 "Copyright \00a9 2002 XXXX. All Rights Reserved."; # 0
            Copyright notice
            nameid 0 1 "Copyright \a9 2002 XXXX. All Rights Reserved.";

            nameid 7 "Crayfish is a trademark of XXX."; # 7 TradeMark
            nameid 7 1 "Crayfish is a trademark of XXX.";

            nameid 8 "Manufacture Name"; # 8 manufacturer name
            nameid 8 1 "Manufacture Name";

            nameid 9 "Designername"; # 9 Designer
            nameid 9 1 "Designername";

            nameid 10 "font description win"; # 10 Font Description
            nameid 10 3 1 0x0407 "font description german Win";
            nameid 10 1 "font description mac";
            nameid 10 1 0 0x0002 "font description german MAC";

            nameid 11 "h++p://www.test.com"; # 11 URL Vendor
            nameid 11 1 "h++p://www.test.com";

            nameid 12 "h++p://www.test.com/"; # 12 URL Designer
            nameid 12 1 "h++p://www.test.com/";

            nameid 13 "License description: internal version"; # 13 License
            description
            nameid 13 1 "License description: internal version";

            nameid 14 "h++p://www.test.com/test.html"; # 14 URL License Info
            nameid 14 1 "h++p://www.test.com/test.html";


            nameid 19 "Windows sample text"; # 19 Sample Text
            nameid 19 1 "Mac sample text";

            } name;



            Please respond if this works on mac or not.


            Andreas
            • 3. Re: Adding file types for Mac OTFs
              Thomas Phinney Level 3
              I think Andreas is misunderstanding the Mac file type and creator codes. These are related to the Mac file system, and are not part of the OTF font file as created by the FDK.

              Adobe has a little utility like the one described, but we didn't think to put it in the FDK. (Antoine, could you add this to the next release?)

              If you're a beta tester for Adobe OpenType fonts, you can download the utility (OTF FileTyper) from the OpenType beta site.

              We do have this file posted elsewhere on the Adobe web site, but the link is broken at the moment. Unfortunately, Adobe is closed next week, so there will be a slight delay before this is fixed.

              T
              • 4. Re: Adding file types for Mac OTFs
                Just,

                > why can't I post messages by email on this forum?
                >

                You can't post messages by mail, but you can subscribe to the
                Adobe forums as nntp newsgroups. Point your newsreader at
                adobeforums.com and use the same ID and password as on the web
                forum.

                Cheers

                Ian
                • 5. Re: Adding file types for Mac OTFs
                  Level 1
                  In article <VA.00000005.00032498@mail.dk>, Ian Petersen <iep@mail.dk> <br />wrote:<br /><br />> You can't post messages by mail, but you can subscribe to the <br />> Adobe forums as nntp newsgroups. Point your newsreader at <br />> adobeforums.com and use the same ID and password as on the web <br />> forum.<br /><br />Ha, that's pretty cool. Let's see if this works even if I use a <br />different email address...<br /><br />Just
                  • 6. Re: Adding file types for Mac OTFs
                    Actually, the reason we didn't think of including the utility is that the OS9 version does type the file properly but the module to do that is not part of the darwin build (since it's actually a UNIX build).

                    I'll see what I can do about adding it to a future version.