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HOW DO YOU CONVERT TEXT TO CURVES ?

HOW DO YOU CONVERT TEXT TO CURVES ?

HOW DO YOU CONVERT TEXT TO CURVES ?

(OP)
I am trying to convert my text to curves, but I  can not fiurge out how to do this? Especially when it keeps telling me the font's outline is missing.  I tried to re-download the Mac font 1979 but it is never the complete font suite. How can I use this font if I can't find it or convert it.

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RE: HOW DO YOU CONVERT TEXT TO CURVES ?

Illustrator can only create outlines if it has the full font information. When you zoom into the text, does it look like it's got jagged edges? If so, it's incomplete and can't be converted.

RE: HOW DO YOU CONVERT TEXT TO CURVES ?

(OP)
Well how can I find a complete verison of the font 1979  

RE: HOW DO YOU CONVERT TEXT TO CURVES ?

It just may be that there isn't a complete font set for this particular font. Is it freeware? Often these are incomplete.

RE: HOW DO YOU CONVERT TEXT TO CURVES ?

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What's an alternative to freeware fonts and expensive fonts for mac?

RE: HOW DO YOU CONVERT TEXT TO CURVES ?

I use 2 sites so often they are part of my workflow. You can match just about any clean scan you have using www.myfonts.com 's whatthefont tool. Its frickin priceless and its free. Then I search for my results at www.fontseek.com which 8 outa 10 times finds a usable freeware equivilelant. If your on a mac, hunt down a tool called TrueTypeconverter or TTconverter or something like that and you should be able to make most incomplete fonts usable.

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RE: HOW DO YOU CONVERT TEXT TO CURVES ?

Jaquan - I already knew about 'whatthefont', but I didn't know the other one - thanks for that link.

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