average Joe(sephine) just wants to convert old ps font to open type

New Here ,
Nov 08, 2004 Nov 08, 2004

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I have Adobe Poppl-Laudatio (which Adobe doesn't even sell anymore) I would like to convert it to Open Type to eliminate some major cross-platform issues. BUT - I have no experience in ANY kind of programming. Anybody know of a utility for the common folk? Or is this FDK something I (non-techie designer) could ever learn to use?
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~Cathleen

sorry - should add I am using Windows XP and sending files to MAC
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Nov 10, 2004 Nov 10, 2004

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You'd want to get the next version of TransType (not yet released) from the FontLab folks. The FDK, or even FontLab, would definitely be overkill for you.

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Nov 11, 2004 Nov 11, 2004

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Thanks much. I have used TransType, so that's good news. Hope new version is coming out soon!
~Cathleen

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Nov 18, 2004 Nov 18, 2004

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you can try making the font an image so that it is a vector type in Photoshop and then placing the words into the item. This works for graphics and logo type work but not for copy.

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Nov 24, 2004 Nov 24, 2004

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I don't think the FDK is for you. I don't get it to work myself ;-), and I've quite got some programming experience. The most expensive solution is FontLab (but also by far the best program on the market). They also sell a less expensive program (and perhaps easier to use called Type Tool). Just have a look at the Fontlab web site. Sorry, I don't know any freeware solutions so far (but one can always have a look to GNU programs). Maybe I'm also just a bit too lazy to spend more time in understanding the FDK. Anyway, one advantage of FontLab is that one can, for instance, add new symbols like the .

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Christoph

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Nov 24, 2004 Nov 24, 2004

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Why the hell Photoshop? It's not a vector program. I'd rather opt for Illustrator or Corel. But do they have an OTF export option? I doubt. Maybe rather Corel (11?) than Illustrator. Corel has always liked fonts.

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Christoph

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