i have one font converter software which converts windows fonts to mac fonts.
so when i convert some adobe fonts from windows machine to mac version it gets converted with extension .bin. & when i open this font on mac machine it doesnt open . i am very new user to MAC operating system. please tell me wether the converted fonts are correct .

also please tell me the exact location to install fonts in Apple Mac OS X v10.4 as how in windows ( controll panel --> fonts) .

Thank you

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You don't need to convert them; Mac OS X can read Windows fonts. Just copy the files over and then double-click to install.



i am working on MAC pc (mac os X) on indesign application , so whenever i an opening a file it is showing some fonts missing as i have taken that file from windows machine . & the fonts missing are adobe fonts ( for eg. stone sans) which is not opening in mac pc , only mac pc opens .ttf or .otf from windows machine. then i used a trans pro type font converter software to convert thos adobe fonts to mac fonts , it get saved with extension .bin ; again i tried to open these converted fonts in mac but its not opening please give me any solution to overcome from this problem

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Ah, those fonts are special because they're Adobe Postscript fonts, which require Adobe Type Manager. Unfortunately Adobe didn't release ATM for Mac OS X (although ATM was available on Mac before OS X).

Thankfully you can convert them to OpenType or TrueType with the help of FontForge (there are commercial solutions as well). Here's a more detailed guide, never tried it myself though:

Apparently you can also use Adobe Postscript fonts directly in Indesign if you copy them to Indesign's font folder. That would mean that only Indesign could use them, though.

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