5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 24, 2012 1:41 PM by Tom Usrey

    adding new fonts

    CoGordo4 Level 1



      I am working to print a poster for a customer and I am running into problems importing her fonts. One font is a .lst file another is a .bmap and another doesn't have any extension, I am using Indesign cs5 on max os 10.6. I have tried finding these fonts on line but havent had any lucking find the specific versions that she used. Does any one have any advice on how to remedy this problem. Asking for properly packaged fonts is not a option since the customer is convinced those fonts are correct and unwilling to send others.

        • 1. Re: adding new fonts
          BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Those aren’t fonts.





          • 2. Re: adding new fonts
            CoGordo4 Level 1

            Thats what I thought. However the client is hell bent on saying they are. It's funny how many "graphic designers" dont't know how to properly format, or export their work. I think this going to get messy.

            • 3. Re: adding new fonts
              Joel Cherney Level 5

              another is a .bmap and another doesn't have any extension,


              Those may have been fonts, back in the 20th century. There certainly were fonts that ended in .bmap, circa Win 3.1/Mac OS 7, I think. That was a long time ago - so long that I can't even recall which platform used the extension. I suspect that it'd have to be Windows, right?  Anyhow, there is pretty much no chance whatsoever that you will be able to get it to work, if it actually is a font file. On the other hand, perhaps both of you are correct and they are not fonts at all - the .lst file is, for sure, not a font.

              • 4. Re: adding new fonts
                [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

                A four letter file extension, on Windows, in the 20th century? Nah.


                These are bitmap representations created with the Font Switcher/Chooser, created from some ancient font file (probably Old Type Apple Truetype fonts) so you could use them in a prehistoric version of the Mac OS.


                It's Arcane Knowledge as well that these files on themselves are of no use at all without the outline originals. An entire generation of graphic designers has grown up making exactly that mistake.

                • 5. Re: adding new fonts
                  Tom Usrey Level 3

                  Could you give us the filenames?


                  Postscript fonts consist of two files -- a "suitcase" of bitmaps and the "printer" font. The bitmaps file could have any extension; people would change them to whatever they wanted. I've also seen ".suit" or ".fam". The printer font does not have an extension and the name would be a shortened version of the full name of the typeface (for instance "HelveConBlaObl" for Helvetica Condensed Black Oblique).