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uploading fonts from mac to windows server (5 posts)

  • Started 4 years ago by lindsayanng
  • Latest reply 4 years ago from lindsayanng
  • lindsayanng Member

    Hello there.

    I had a very random question for you folks over at fetch.. When uploading fonts from a mac to a windows server, is there anything that needs to be done prior to the upload? It was pointed out that fonts are supposed to be compressed before uploading, however I have uploaded fonts on fetch from my mac to my windows based server with absolutely no issues.

    Can you please explain this?

    THank You
    lindsay

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    HI Lindsay,

    Only font files in certain formats need to be stuffed before uploading, and those formats are less common than they used to be (they pretty much date from the Mac OS 9 days).

    Fetch only compresses fonts on upload when the fonts appear to include special Macintosh information that needs to preserved in order for the fonts to work correctly when they are downloaded again.

    If the fonts work just fine on your Windows server if you upload them "as is" without compression, then you should just continue to do that. Nothing else needs to be done prior to upload.

    If Fetch is stuffing fonts on upload for you and you believe it's doing so unnecessarily, let us know and we'll investigate.

    I hope this clarifies things, please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • lindsayanng Member

    SO fetch will automatically stuff the fonts on upload if they need to be??

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    HI Linday,

    Yes, the intent is for Fetch to only compress fonts that need to be compressed. (Older versions of Fetch 5 compressed them using StuffIt; our newest version, Fetch 5.5, uses zip to compress files that need to have special information preserved.)

    However, as I said, if Fetch appears to be compressing fonts that you previously uploaded without a problem uncompressed, so you know they do not need to have special information preserved, please let us know.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • lindsayanng Member

    Great.. thanks a bunch!

    Posted 4 years ago #

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