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Is there any way to get OS9 apps in Classic to use OSX fonts? There are a couple of really nice ones that I would like to use in MS Word, which I'll be running in Classic for awhile. I tried moving copies of the fonts from the OSX font file to the OS9 font file, but the OS9 apps wouldn't recognize them. -- ca...

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    Default OSX fonts in OS9 apps?

    Is there any way to get OS9 apps in Classic to use OSX fonts? There
    are a couple of really nice ones that I would like to use in MS Word,
    which I'll be running in Classic for awhile.
    I tried moving copies of the fonts from the OSX font file to the
    OS9 font file, but the OS9 apps wouldn't recognize them.

    --
    ca
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    Default Re: OSX fonts in OS9 apps?

    In <xmA0b.4605$bellglobal.com> dotlyc wrote: 

    Yes, but not if they're the wrong format. For example an OS9 app will
    never see a .dfont. m.

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    In <wWM0b.2147$bellglobal.com> dotlyc wrote: 
    >>
    >> Yes, but not if they're the wrong format. For example an OS9 app will
    >> never see a .dfont. m.[/ref]
    >
    > Ah, I wondered about that. The fonts I'm interested in are, of
    > course and inevitably, the wrong kind. They are also much nicer than
    > anything I have in OS9. The gods are conspiring to force me to buy
    > OfficeX. I presume these new fonts will show up in Office X?[/ref]

    Yes, as long as you confine yourself to typing in English. Word X is not
    Unicode-savvy. m.

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    matt neuburg <com> wrote:
     

    You can use all special characters from the MacRoman character set and
    thus write in all West European languages except Icelandic.

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    In <200820032004322116%uni-hannover.de> Andreas
    Prilop wrote: 
    >
    > You can use all special characters from the MacRoman character set and
    > thus write in all West European languages except Icelandic.[/ref]

    The point is that Mac OS X fonts are full of characters that Word can't
    render (but TextEdit can). Okay? m.

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    matt neuburg <com> wrote:
     [/ref]
    >
    > The point is that Mac OS X fonts are full of characters that Word can't
    > render (but TextEdit can). Okay? m.[/ref]

    Okay - but not English alone!
    Andreas Guest

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    Default Re: OSX fonts in OS9 apps?

    On 21 Aug 2003, Crucifyself03 wrote:
     [/ref]

    Mac OS X .dfont fonts have their data in their data fork, a Mac OS 9
    expects its font data (at least for that kind of font) in the resource
    fork.
    You could try switching round the 2 forks. OnMyCommandCM can do this, or
    you could try this

    touch os9font
    cp myfont.dfont os9font/..namedfork/rsrc
    (changing names appropriately)
    You would probably need to change the type/creator of the new file as
    well.

    This won't work with a .ttf font.

    Fred

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    Default Re: OSX fonts in OS9 apps?

    >Mac OS X .dfont fonts have their data in their data fork, a Mac OS 9 

    I do not understand why Apple did this. Is there any logic to this?

    Call me a troll if you wish, but all Windows oses I'm told by my PC expert
    friend will share the same fonts. Windows 3.11 to XP without any hassling.
    Heck even Windows CE is included!
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