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?
sorry - should add I am using Windows XP and sending files to MAC
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 .
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.