Here are two excellent utilities for converting your fonts from one format or platform to another. We recommend both very highly, not just for converting fonts, but for potentially fixing fonts that are behaving badly.
Neither utility will add advanced OpenType features such as contextual alternates or true small caps, but both will convert TrueType and PostScript fonts from Mac or Windows to the cross-platform OpenType format.
• FontGear’s FontXChange ($99)
• FontLab’s TransType Pro ($179)
If you’re concerned about the legality of font conversions and uses, have a look at the EULA (End User Licensing Agreement) chart at www.typophile.com/node/33667
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.