Moving Mac Fonts to Windows Server

Posted on 2012-09-18
Last Modified: 2012-09-18
Does anyone know if there is a way to move fonts from a mac server to a windows 2008 server and still have them be usuable by a mac client? Right now when I do it, they show up on the windows server as 0KB and as a Unix Executable File so they will not open.
The mac clients are using Mac OSX 10.6
I have tried a few tips such as saving them in a compressed file and then transferring them and saving them to a disk but those did not work.
Question by:Winsoup
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    This can depend on what the type is of the fonts.

    Type 1 (postscript) fonts are made for either macs or pc's. Moving Type1 for mac to a windows system will corrupt the fonts.

    OpenType should not be affected. You could use a font converter to convert T1 fonts to OpenType or even TrueType for Windows, which both systems can use.

    Font converter: FontXChange from FontGear
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    by:Sigurdur Armannsson
    And by the way: The macs have to have access / permissions to the folder where the fonts are. Otherwise they will show up as 0k.
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    Author Comment

    Great, I will check out the font converter. Thanks!
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    by:Sigurdur Armannsson
    I think you can try out FontXChange before you buy, so you should try a few fonts before you make the decision. Personally I am using FontXChange all the time.

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