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sevenfingers's picture

I plan to buy one of those beautiful lamp-looking Imacs.

Is there any font program available for OSX yet? I have heard Fontographer (which I own for PC) does not work on the OSX platform.
I'm not really afraid of changing programs though, so any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

kraftie's picture

well, you have the option of running OS classic on the imac, where you can run fontographer. when in osx, and you are attempting to run a classic app, it will switch you over to classic mode where you can use the program.

hrant's picture

Richard, before you buy, note the low resolution of the lamp's display.

hhp

sevenfingers's picture

Thanks Kevin, I've only used OS9, is OSX any better?

I know Hrant, it's sad that it is only 1024x768... I'm used to running a 21" screen @ 1800x1440.

kraftie's picture

well, as soon as i installed it, i reverted back to os9. practically no apps are osX ready yet. just note that you have the option or running either with the imac.

yeah the resolution bit blows. a friend of mine just bought one, and that was the only disappointment.

for what your paying, i think it is totally a worth while purchase.

hrant's picture

> definitely provides a much better driving experience.

Except in heavy traffic?

hhp

porky's picture

Both FontLab and Fontographer work perfectly happily using Classic under MacOS X, though you will need to use the Non-FPU version of Fontographer, apparently. I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for Macromedia to produce a MacOS X native version though :)

hrant's picture

> you will need to use the Non-FPU version

What about using the FPU version with that SoftFPU extension?

hhp

Joe Pemberton's picture

Using OS X (pronounced "OS ten") for the first
time is like learning to drive stick-shift. It's awkward
the for a while but definitely provides a much better
driving experience.

It is true that you can seamlessly use OS 9 apps
in "Classic" mode while running OS X. To date I
haven't had problems with this. (Except for
synching my Palm which I think is a hardware
problem.)

anonymous's picture

Ditto FontStudio, but you need the non-FPU version (but that's true on any PowerMac anyway)

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