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Help & FAQ · Using Fonts

Font Formats

When ordering Font Bureau fonts online, you have the option of downloading OpenType, TrueType, Macintosh Postscript, or PC Postscript versions of the fonts you order.

When you purchase any multiple-user license, you may elect to receive multiple different versions of the fonts you license. If you purchase a single-user license, you may choose only one format.

OpenType

OpenType fonts are cross-platform compatible and may be used on either Macintosh or Windows systems. Native support for OpenType fonts is provided in all versions of Mac OS X and Windows 2000, XP, or later.

For older systems: OpenType fonts can be installed on Mac OS 8.6 and 9.x as long as Adobe Type Manager (ATM) 4.6 is installed. For Windows 95, 98, NT 4, and ME, you must have ATM 4.1 for Windows installed to support OpenType fonts. ATM Light is available as a free download from Adobe’s web site.

TrueType

TrueType fonts are cross-platform compatible and may be used on either Macintosh OS X or Windows systems. Font Bureau’s TrueType fonts (technically PC TrueType format) may not work reliably on older Macintosh systems OS 9.x or earlier.

Postscript

Macintosh Postscript fonts will work on all Macintosh operating systems. However, there were early reports of some problems with Postscript fonts in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. These problems are supposed to have been fixed with version 10.6.3.

To use PC Postscript fonts on computers running Windows 98 or earlier, you will need Adobe Type Manager (ATM) 4.1 for Windows. Later versions of the Windows operating system (Windows 2000, ME, XP, etc.) can use Postscript fonts without ATM, but we recommend its use for maximum font performance. ATM Light is available as a free download from Adobe’s web site.

Note: The Postscript font format has been deprecated. There is no guarantee that Postscript fonts will continue to work in future operating systems.

For more information please email info@fontbureau.com.

Page last updated: April 2010