Opening "suitcases" in OS X

Miss Tiffany's picture

Remember when you could open a suitcase and see what was inside? Well now Font Reserve opens when I double-click on a suitcase. Help? Please. Thank You.

Mark Simonson's picture

I don't think there is a way to open font suitcases in OS X. This seems like an obvious kind of utility that would have been cooked up by now, but it hasn't.

This is one of the reasons that, while I use OS X for everything else, I still keep another machine around running OS 9 for most of my font development. At least for the near term.

emp's picture

This has bugged me since day one. That and the fact that both suitcase and printer font icons are the same. What is Apple thinking?

jfp's picture

Thanks to MacOs X to stop foolish graphic designer looking at our stuff! :-)

Anyway, Type 1 PostScript fonts are dead, in OpenType you haven't any suitcases.

Grant Hutchinson's picture

I hear you, Tiff. This has bugged my hairs too. By the by, when you double click on any font file in Panther (10.3), FontBook opens to display the contents of the file (OpenType/.ttf/.pfb/suitcase/whatever...)

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Mark Simonson's picture

Can you alter the contents of a suitcase the way you could in pre-OSX systems?

Grant Hutchinson's picture

Not that I'm aware of. I'll have to play with that.

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