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copying font to G5

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I have a mix network, MAC-Windows server... i have to transfer some font from an old MAC to a new MAC G5, to do that, the user is putting those fonts on the server (windows 2000) and then grabbing them with the G5 from the server... the problem is that when the user puts the font on the server they appear as 0 bytes files, is there an special "trick" to install those fonts in the new G5?

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by ACSTech01 In reply to copying font to G5

At the risk of bringing up something you may have already tried,
have you attempted any alternate method of transfer aside from
a network-based attempt?

Try using a CD-ROM, floppy disk, email, anything but the
Windows server transfer.

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by lyon_bleu In reply to copying font to G5

Try using a utility like StuffIt to create archives first, before
putting them on the W2k server. Fonts for Mac OS before Mac OS
X exist as resource forks. Most other operating systems see only
the data fork. To successfully transfer them across different
operating systems, they need to be "flattened," typically as a
Stuffit archive and/or binhexed . It is also important
to keep the bit mapped and true type fonts in a "suitcase" to
avoid corruption.

You may want to check to see if acceptable versions of these
fonts are available as DFONTs [#*.dfont], since these travel
better and are far less vulnerable to corruption. With OS X 10.3.x
it is also possible to install the Windows true type versions,
but I honestly do not know how well they translate across


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by slooksterpsv In reply to copying font to G5

Have you tried doing an internet search for old mac fonts? I'd try that if you can't get that to work

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by jared In reply to copying font to G5

I'd try (in order):

If the old Mac has USB you could get by with a JumpDrive or similar, or even use an iPod in disk mode.

Using a compressed file (Aladdin makes Stuffit... opens both .sit and .zip files)

Use the AppleTalk file-sharing tool for peer-to-peer filesharing between Macs to copy the files directly between the old and new Mac. This functionality has been present in the Mac since it's inception... check this URL for assistance on file sharing from the old Mac. The new Mac should be set up thru the System screens... if you set up the old Mac first, the new Mac should easily see it.

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