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Old 10-12-2006, 04:32 AM   #1
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Unhappy Why fonts not showing in Quark?

Hi there,

I have been using Lucida Grande (Regular and Bold) and Brush Script MT (Italic) for work done in Photoshop (OSX)

Now I want to use it in Quark (running off Classic). I have dragged Lucida Grande.dfont into System-Fonts folder in classic and it shows up as a datafork true type font (??). But when i go to Quark it doesn't show up. It so frustrating as a I really need it.

Also i cant find the Brush Script MT font to even put it in the classic folder.

Can anyone give me some advice please on making these 2 fonts appear in Quark.

Thank you so much

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Old 10-12-2006, 05:40 AM   #2
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I advise using the Font Book program to add that font to your Classic system. Might as well verify the font while you're at it. You'll need to have Admin. privileges to add the font using Font Book.
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:43 AM   #3
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System 9 doesn't recognise .dfont TrueType fonts, so I suspect that Classic can't handle them.

See if you have "original" Mac TrueType or PostScript versions of these fonts. (I *think* Internet Explorer or Word might install Lucida Grande..?)

Fonts in OS X can be stored in /System/Library/Fonts; /Library/Fonts; and ~/Library/Fonts (~ is your home folder).
You could also try /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts (or other vendor).
Failing this, try Spotlight!

I suspect BrushScript will be a PS font, so should work in Classic, if you can find it!

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Old 10-12-2006, 06:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. Have now located Brush Script and got it into Quark. Big tick. thanks.

However still struggling with the lucida grande. its in my font book. but is there a way of getting it into quark if its in there?

had a look on IE for Mac TrueType or PostScript version. Should i be able to find one and download it for Classic?

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Old 10-12-2006, 07:58 AM   #5
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I don't know if you can download Lucida Grande from somewhere, but, as I say, I think the installers for either IE or MS Office may install this font.

Obviously, it would be unlawful for me to recommend that you see if any friends with Macs have the correct version of the font.

However, most font licences from Adobe, Monotype, etc. do allow you to convert the font from one format to another. There may well be a font conversion utility on the Cyberweb that will convert from .dfont to old school Mac TrueType.
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Old 10-12-2006, 09:09 AM   #6
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you little star!!!!! thank you so much! you are fantastic. have a great day!

yep had a little search and for anyone else having the same problem,

you can download something called a "Defontifier". great name:

http://homepage.mac.com/mdouma46/dfont/dfont.html

its amazing and did it easily and simply

thanks for all the advice

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