TypeTool - Import and Export Formats

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TypeTool

Import and Export Formats

Import and Export Formats

Import formats:
TypeTool can directly open the following font format files and supports up to 64 000 characters:

  • Opentype (*.otf) (OpenType features cannot be edited!)
  • PC/Mac Type 1 (*.pfb, *.pfa) (only the MAC version can open Mac files)
  • PC/Mac TrueType (*.ttf) (only the MAC version can open Mac files, features of ttf based OpenType fonts cannot be edited)
  • All FontLab files files starting at version 2.5 (*.vfa, *.vfb)

Also TypeTool can import several file types:

  • EPS (*.ai, *.eps) (only lines and curves can be imported).
  • Metric files (*.afm, *.pfm) can be loaded for processing of metrics information.
  • Text files can be used to load sample strings to simplify metrics editing.

Export formats:
With TypeTool you can save the following font format files:

  • OpenType (*.otf). Note: Editing of advanced typographic OpenType Layout features is not possible.
  • PC/Mac Type 1 (*.pfb, *.pfa) (only the MAC version can save Mac files)
  • PC/Mac TrueType (*.ttf) (only the MAC version can save Mac files)
  • FontLab native format (*.vfb)

Also TypeTool can export the following file types:

  • EPS (*.ai, *.eps).
  • Metric files (*.afm, *.pfm) can be saved.