README for MacFont 1.1 20 Aug 1993 This is a beta test release. No warranty of any kind is offered with this software. See the file `COPYING' for more information. MacFont converts Macintosh Type 1 fonts into standard ASCII format. In order to use MacFont, you must transfer the `resource forks' of the Macintosh font onto your PC or workstation. This can generally be accomplished by archiving the font on the Macintosh and extracting the archive with `macunpack' or a similar non-Mac tool on your workstation. MacFont creates PFA files from the `POST' resource and AFM files from the FOND resource(s). It can also create BDF files from the NFNT resource(s). The AFM and BDF files will be named appropriately based upon the font name extracted from the FOND resource. If your file system cannot create long names, use the `-s' option to name the AFM files sequentially and the BDF files with short names. The PFA file name must be specified with the -p option. Note: the FontName, FontFullName, and FamilyName in the AFM file may not match the corresponding lines in the PFA file. You should edit one or the other to make them the same. Note: starting with version 1.1, there are no default output files. In version 1.0, if you didn't specify -a or -p, you got both. That is no longer the case. Options supported by v1.1: -a Extract AFM files from FOND resources -b Extract BDF files from NFNT resources -p file Extract a PFA file from the POST resources. The PFA file will have the name `file'. -d Dump the Mac resource data. This is basically a debugging option. -e file Load the encoding vector from `file'. The encoding vector is a plain text file with 256 names, one per line. These names will be used in the AFM file. If the `-d' option is used, the encoding vector actually loaded will be displayed on the screen. -E name Change EncodingScheme name in AFM file. The default scheme is `AppleStandard'. If you specify an encoding file with `-e', the default scheme name becomes `FontSpecific'. In either case, you can specify a particular name with `-E'. -s Extract AFM files with sequential names. Rather than using the font name from the FOND resource, use the names `macfont.1', `macfont.2', etc. -w wght Change Weight to `wght' in the AFM file. The default weight is `Normal'. Please report any problems that you have to Norman Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Be seeing you... norm
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macfont – Convert Apple type 1 fonts for use under Windows
MacFont converts Macintosh Type 1 fonts into standard ASCII format. In order to use MacFont, you must transfer the ‘resource forks’ of the Macintosh font onto your PC or workstation. This can generally be accomplished by archiving the font on the Macintosh and extracting the archive with macunpack or a similar non-Mac tool on your workstation.
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|1993 Norman Walsh