Can a font be extracted from a file?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by fitwell, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. fitwell

    fitwell Guest

    No good to just edit the file or anything, I desperately need to
    extract the ttf from it to use in a totally different application.
    Have not found any copy of the ttf anywhere, only in several
    documents. Is this even possible?? Thanks!
     
    fitwell, Jan 14, 2004
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  2. fitwell

    wisefool Guest

    fitwell reasoned:
    > No good to just edit the file or anything, I desperately need to
    > extract the ttf from it to use in a totally different application.
    > Have not found any copy of the ttf anywhere, only in several
    > documents. Is this even possible?? Thanks!

    Even if you could I think only the characters ("glyphs") which
    are used in the document may be stored in the document.

    It is hard to extract them for a reason - you're supposed to buy
    them.

    wisefool
     
    wisefool, Jan 14, 2004
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  3. fitwell

    °Mike° Guest

    What the hell are you talking about?
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


    On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 12:33:38 GMT, in
    <>
    fitwell scrawled:

    >No good to just edit the file or anything, I desperately need to
    >extract the ttf from it to use in a totally different application.
    >Have not found any copy of the ttf anywhere, only in several
    >documents. Is this even possible?? Thanks!


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    °Mike°, Jan 14, 2004
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  4. fitwell

    wisefool Guest

    wisefool composed these words:
    > fitwell reasoned:
    >> No good to just edit the file or anything, I desperately need to
    >> extract the ttf from it to use in a totally different application.
    >> Have not found any copy of the ttf anywhere, only in several
    >> documents. Is this even possible?? Thanks!

    > Even if you could I think only the characters ("glyphs") which
    > are used in the document may be stored in the document.
    >
    > It is hard to extract them for a reason - you're supposed to buy
    > them.

    Assumes Windows / Office.
     
    wisefool, Jan 14, 2004
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  5. fitwell

    fitwell Guest

    On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 12:33:38 GMT, fitwell <>
    wrote:

    >No good to just edit the file or anything, I desperately need to
    >extract the ttf from it to use in a totally different application.
    >Have not found any copy of the ttf anywhere, only in several
    >documents. Is this even possible?? Thanks!


    The question is in the subject line: can a font be extracted from a
    file (in this case, a Wordperfect template file in which the ttf is
    embedded).

    I created a font with a scanner some time back. The CD it's backed up
    to no longer is read by my CD-ROM drive. I no longer have a scanner
    so cannot re-create it. Subject line question is what I'm trying to
    do so I can have a ttf file again, if it is, indeed, even possible to
    do.

    Thanks!
     
    fitwell, Jan 15, 2004
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  6. fitwell

    wisefool Guest

    fitwell pushed this through the Internet and out of your screen:
    > On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 12:33:38 GMT, fitwell <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> No good to just edit the file or anything, I desperately need to
    >> extract the ttf from it to use in a totally different application.
    >> Have not found any copy of the ttf anywhere, only in several
    >> documents. Is this even possible?? Thanks!

    >
    > The question is in the subject line: can a font be extracted from a
    > file (in this case, a Wordperfect template file in which the ttf is
    > embedded).
    >
    > I created a font with a scanner some time back. The CD it's backed up
    > to no longer is read by my CD-ROM drive. I no longer have a scanner
    > so cannot re-create it. Subject line question is what I'm trying to
    > do so I can have a ttf file again, if it is, indeed, even possible to
    > do.
    >
    > Thanks!

    Sorry for not being sufficiently clear. I note you are talking about WP
    and not Word.

    I have never seen a tool for doing such and do not have any reason to
    believe one exists. By all means continue Googling but I think it is to
    no avail.

    If you're deperate do you need a TTF? Would screen capture or vector
    graphics versions of the characters do for the time being:..?

    1. Zoom in on the glyphs in WP and screen capture them.
    2. Print the WP document and capture the output to a
    EPS file instead of sending it to a printer; then open in a vector
    graphics program like PSP. You may have to tweak various print
    settings to get the TT fonts to convert to vector or use a specialist
    virtual printer driver, I dunno.

    Maybe you can recreate your TTFs from one of these outputs
    without requiring a scanner, if the number of glyphs is
    sufficiently small.

    wisefool
     
    wisefool, Jan 15, 2004
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  7. fitwell

    Harrison Guest

    You're replying to messages which are two days old.
    That's pretty much ancient history for here.

    On Sat, 17 Jan 2004 03:57:13 GMT, David A. Seiver
    <> wrote:

    >On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 12:33:38 GMT, fitwell <>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>No good to just edit the file or anything, I desperately need to
    >>extract the ttf from it to use in a totally different application.
    >>Have not found any copy of the ttf anywhere, only in several
    >>documents. Is this even possible?? Thanks!

    >
    >If the file is anything other than a scanned page, then it stands to
    >reason that if you can see the font at all, that TTF is already
    >installed in your system.
     
    Harrison, Jan 17, 2004
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  8. fitwell

    wisefool Guest

    David A. Seiver jousted:
    > On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 12:33:38 GMT, fitwell <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> No good to just edit the file or anything, I desperately need to
    >> extract the ttf from it to use in a totally different application.
    >> Have not found any copy of the ttf anywhere, only in several
    >> documents. Is this even possible?? Thanks!

    >
    > If the file is anything other than a scanned page, then it stands to
    > reason that if you can see the font at all, that TTF is already
    > installed in your system.


    Not true. Fonts can be *embedded* in files for distribution with a
    document. When they are viewed on the target system, although
    the font is not 'installed' it is used by the word processor or
    whatever for displaying that document.

    See Tools > Options > Save > Embed TrueType fonts in Word.

    wisefool
     
    wisefool, Jan 17, 2004
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