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Macromedia Fontographer 4.1.5

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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older applications

One of the best font creation tools on the older Macintosh.

See Also: Art Importer 2, FONTastic Plus, Fontographer 3.x, Fontographer 4.1.4, FreeHand Graphics Studio 7, Fontographer 4.7.3, Metamorphosis Professional

Architecture: PPC

NOTE: This copy of Fontographer has been pre-installed and is incomplete. It will run on actual PPC Macintosh hardware, only. It crashes SheepShaver when you attempt to open any font. Will not run at all on 68k hardware or emulation.

For a full install of Fontographer to either 68k & PPC Mac & and works on all emulators, use the version 4.1.4 install set, instead. Or, v4.1.5 from the FreeHand Graphics Studio install set (this contains a full install of Fontographer 4.1.5 for 68k & PPC Macintosh).


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, December 30 - 7:27am

if I recall correctly, System 6.0.8 was released only a few months prior to the release of Mac OS 7

SSW 6.0.8 was released with only printer fixes to enable users of SSW 6 to share networked printers with users of the new Macintosh OS, SSW 7.0. Release notes can be found here in doc "SSW_6.0.8_Info.txt". This link also includes System 6.x installers, versions 6.0.3 to 6.0.8, plus TrueType fonts and utilities for installing and enabling TrueType fonts in SSW 6.0.7 and 6.0.8.

Excerpt from the "SSW_6.0.8_Info.txt" doc:

This release is identical to system 6.0.7 but comes configured with the System 7 printing software so that System 6 and System 7 Macintosh computers can share the same LaserWriter in a compatible way. It contains no new features or bug fixes.

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by InkBlot - 2010, December 29 - 4:22pm

Yes, there was a TrueType extension that allowed System 6.0.5 - 6.0.8 to use TrueType fonts. Apple actually released it about the same time as Mac OS 7 in order to provide some additional compatibility for System 6 users. Also, if I recall correctly, System 6.0.8 was released only a few months prior to the release of Mac OS 7.

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by themacmeister - 2010, December 29 - 4:21am

I believe there was a TrueType extension for late versions of System 6 as well! I'm sure I used truetype fonts with System 6 (via Suitcase/ATM?).

InkBlot's picture
by InkBlot - 2010, December 29 - 2:24am

Fontographer has been able to generate Bitmap, PostScript Type 1 and Type 3, and TrueType fonts going back to v4.0, which was released in 1993 and could run on a Macintosh Plus running System 6. I wouldn't be surprised if older versions could generate TrueType fonts as well since TrueType came out with Mac OS 7 in 1991.

Edit: Changed 'xxx 7' to 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

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by mjgleason - 2010, December 28 - 10:57pm

Thanks, I always wanted this one. This version may be able to export to TrueType, too.