Convert Font Suitcase to TTF in 3 Easy Steps
Fri Mar 10 11:47:00 2017
I came across the problem of converting an old Mac font format recently. The solution was not immediately apparent, so I will share it here.
1. Open terminal using Spotlight or whatever. It's in /Applications/Utilities.
2. Type the following and make sure you have the names of the font right or it will not work.
cat "<fontname>/..namedfork/rsrc" > ~/"Desktop/<fontname>.dfont"
Hit enter and you should see <fontname>.dfont created on your desktop. You can probably tell it worked if you see a preview of the font as the file icon.
3. Download DfontSplitter. It's free and I found it useful.
Follow the instructions in app, selecting your destination folder, and hit 'Convert'. It's pretty self explanatory.
You should find a .ttf file present wherever you chose to save.
Problem solved. Time for tea and biscuits!Tweet