Contents of the README.TXT file
Dear PC font user:
We at Altsys are proud to announce the availability of Fontographer
3.2, the first Macintosh PostScript font program that can produce
fonts for the ATM (Adobe Type Manager) Windows environment on MS-DOS
Accompanying this README.TXT file is the BlackChancery font. It is
fully compatible with ATM for Windows, allowing it to be seen on
screen at any size, and print to any printer that has a Windows
INSTALLING THE BLACKCHANCERY FONT:
1. Copy the BLACKCHA.PFB file to your \PSFONTS directory.
2. Copy the BLACKCHA.PFM file to your \PSFONTS\PFM directory. (You can
ignore the .AFM file since it is not useful with Windows. It may be
useful to people running GEM applications, however.)
3. Open the ATM Control Panel and "Add..." BlackChancery to your list
of ATM fonts. You will have to open the \PSFONTS\PFM directory to
allow ATM to see your BlackChancery font.
4. If you have a PostScript printer, the following will be necessary.
If your printer does not have PostScript, ignore this step. Open your
WIN.INI file with the Windows Notepad program. (Do you have a backup
of it? If not, make one now.) At the end of the "softfonts" list, you
will see something like:
You'll need to change this to:
Doing this allows the Windows PostScript driver to find your .PFB file
and download it to your PostScript printer. DO NOT use a semicolon
between the two entries or you will cause some rather unpleasant
You should now exit Windows and restart. BlackChancery will now show
up in your Windows programs' font menus and you'll be able to choose
it and use it like any other font. ATM will allow you to see the font
in all sizes and print it smoothly at all sizes.
INFORMATION ABOUT FONTOGRAPHER 3.2:
Fontographer 3.2 runs only on Macintosh computers. The basic Macintosh
Classic that retails for $999.00 (street price: c. $850.00) is ALL you
need to make Fontographer 3.2 give you PC fonts for ATM in Windows.
The Classic has a 1.44Mb floppy drive that can accommodate a System,
Fontographer, and a font or two. Apple includes a System program with
the Classic called Apple File Exchange. AFE can format a PC floppy and
allow you to copy files from the Macintosh directly to the PC floppy
[31/2", of course]. Fontographer 3.2 retails for $495.00 and is
available from all reputable dealers of Macintosh software.
To make fonts for Windows with ATM from Fontographer 3.2 you can do
1. Draw the font or autotrace it from scanned images pasted into
Fontographer 3.2's Edit window. If you have already made Fontographer
fonts, you can use the "Open font..." dialog from the File menu to
open the font and allow its conversion to PC format. If you have PC
PostScript fonts you wish to modify, you can download them to any
Adobe PostScript printer that can simultaneously communicate with both
Macintoshes and PC's, then use Altsys' Metamorphosis (retail $149.00)
to convert the fonts to Fontographer format on the Macintosh.
2. Select all the characters in the font and use the Path menu's
"Correct path direction" item to make sure that the path directions in
the font are correct.
3. While all the characters are still selected, use the Edit menu's
"Char info..." item to make sure that all the characters in the font
are filled with "Normal" fill and a "Tint" of 100% (DO NOT check the
"Stroke" checkbox, since Adobe rules do not allow stroked characters
in Type 1 fonts).
4. Use the Edit menu's "Font attributes..." dialog to turn on the
"Automatic PostScript and bitmap hints", "Generate Type 1 fonts", and
"Adobe standard character encoding" checkboxes. Do not turn on the
"Use Flex feature if possible" checkbox unless you are absolutely
certain that your font can benefit from Flex.
5. Use the File menu's "Generate fonts..." dialog and choose the
"PostScript-PC" item from the "Outline format:" popup menu. To save
time, you can choose the "None" item from the "Bitmap format:" popup
menu, since you will not need to generate any kind of bitmap file. OK
this dialog and the result will be the .AFM, .PFB, and .PFM files
6. Start Apple File Exchange and format an MS-DOS floppy (Erase disk
from the File menu). Use the left hand file dialog to find your .PFB
and .PFM files. Select them and press the Translate button. AFE will
use its default file translation (basically no changes except external
file format). Eject the floppy from the Macintosh using the Eject
button and bring it to your 3-1/2" disk-equipped MS-DOS machine.
Insert the floppy and follow the above directions for installing the
For further information about Fontographer 3.2, call or write:
269 W. Renner Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (214) 680-2060
FAX: (214) 680-0537
MCI Mail: ALTSYS
America Online: Altsys