True type/postcript font

bbpal's picture

I have a client that would like to continue using a logo which was originally created using the free true type font (air millhouse italic) on a PC.
I work on a Mac and will need to use this logo for having his letterhead and business card printed.
Is there a converter to make that font postscript or should I use a program like illustrator to make a EPS image or photoshop to make a tiff image of that logo and then import it in quark?
I would appreciate any advice.
Thanks,
bbpal

glutton's picture

You can read the PC font into a typeface editor like Fontographer and then re output as a Mac font. If you don't have such a utility it might be easier to make the logo into a vector file -- which it should probably be anyway.

There is also the possibility -- which I have encountered myself -- where the free font is actually a ripoff of a commercial font. Looking at this Air Millhouse, it looks awfully familiar. Does anyone recognize it? I bet it's a ripoff with a couple of cheesy alternate caps. If this is the case, it might be easier and/or more ethical to simply license the commercial version.

dan_reynolds's picture

Eww! This font is just bad. Do your client a favor and recommend a better font... perhaps one with less out-of-whack stroke contrast and curves that are under control.

Nothing personal Barbara, its just that can't see how your'll be able to create anything good for your client with a tool that is as bad as this one.

Dav's picture

Hmm.. Looks like a 'remixed' * version of 'Serpentine'.:
> www.myfonts.com/search?search%5Btext%5D=serpentine

Ignacio's picture

Looks that is the one for Mountain Dew by Sharkshock Fonts. Why don't you ask them Barbara? Maybe they can help you if you can't solve the problem.

glutton's picture

David -- Serpentine my first thought as well, but I think Ignacio wins the cake.

bbpal's picture

I agree with you I don't like the font either and my intention is to recommend something else but would like to be prepared if they still insist.
I haven't been able to find Ignacio.

glutton's picture

Ignacio is the guy who recommended the Mountain Dew font by Sharkshock fonts.

armin's picture

Check "Windows To Mac TTF Converter 1.5 (50k)" at the bottom of the page.

http://www.chez.com/fontograph/utilities.htm

I used it all the time ages ago* when I discovered that you could download free, "quality" fonts from the internet. I doubt it works in OS X, but if you can run classic you are set.

* Thankfully, I have now moved on to buying decent type.

raph's picture

FontForge is a free software font editing tool that can also come in quite handy for converting between font formats.

Bert Vanderveen's picture

OS X supports PC TrueType. Use Illustrator to convert to outline.

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