TTF to TTC

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TTF to TTC

Postby drayon » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:05 am

Hi, does the latest version of FontCreator have the ability to import '.ttf's such as regular and bold and export as a ".ttc" truetype collection format? If not any idea what tool can do this? Thanks
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Re: TTF to TTC

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:19 am

No. It can extract the TTF fonts from a Truetype collection, but cannot create TTC files.

I don't see the benefit of TTC files, and don't know of any program that creates them — maybe FontLab does (I don't see any option to export TTC, not even in Asia Font Studio). Why do you want to create one?
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Re: TTF to TTC

Postby drayon » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:04 pm

oops double
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Re: TTF to TTC

Postby drayon » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:20 pm

Mac OS X uses a fixed non user changeable System Font. This format is '.dfont' a Macintosh TrueType suitcase. However Snow Leopard is now using this 'ttc' format.

The workaround currently being used is to open the System font which contains Regular and Bold typefaces and the desired custom font in both regular and bold. Fontlab Studio provides the ability to merge the custom font typefaces into the System font which finally is exported as a Macintosh TrueType '.dfont'. In a way this tricks the system to display a custom themed font ;-) yay.

However Snow Leopard, the latest version of Mac OS X is now using this Microsoft Windows 'ttc' TrueType Font collection format. Unfortunately Fontlab cannot open this format and cannot export to it. There seems nothing else on the Mac platform that I can find. I thought I'd broaden the range and look far afield in the Windows domain for a tool to accomplish this. I find it ironic there is nothing on this platform either considering the '.ttc' to be a Microsoft format. Strange :-((
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Re: TTF to TTC

Postby Erwin Denissen » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:21 pm

We also develop custom font related software. So if you really want such tool, then do send us your exact requirements and we'll send you a quote.
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