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how can i convert ttf to lff on mac? thanks for nay help
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I have the same situation (non-programmer) need to use a ttf font...my project is time sensitive
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where do I find the tool>ttf2lff?
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See this thread from 2015: http://forum.librecad.org/tff-to-lff-conversion-on-Mac-tp5711572p5711589.html
You can read that ttf2lff is contained in the nightly builds, but i'm not sure if this is true for latest builds.
And unfortunately the older ones, which may have contained ttf2lff, have been removed.
Thus maybe the tool is already on your machine and if not, there are also some hints about building from source.

The latest nightly build for Mac is here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/librecad/files/OSX/2.2/2.2.0/alpha/

I think the latest Build from Source commands are in the Github wiki https://github.com/LibreCAD/LibreCAD/wiki/Build-from-source#macos.
Maybe the infos from our main wiki helps too, http://wiki.librecad.org/index.php/LibreCAD_Installation_from_Source#Building_LibreCAD-2.0_on_OS.2FX


Another option is, if you have access to a Windows machine, use the Windows download at https://sourceforge.net/projects/librecad/files/Windows/ttf2lff/ and convert the fonts you need on Windows.

Armin
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I got the ttf2lff, tried it and nothing...had several of my friends who are Windows propeller heads try and nothing...took it to a professional computer shop and was willing to pay them to convert the necessary fonts and nothing. They said that the ttf2lff program/batch file was non functioning (they didn't make me pay for their efforts, nice guys). Here is my situation, I can not afford the $5,000 for an AutoCAD license so LibreCAD is a god send...however I need to have access to architectural fonts. I found several TTF architectural fonts that are free and downloadable from the internet...obviously open source. Can I email them to you and have you do the conversion to LLF and email them back? Because they are open source they could then be added to LibreCAD and be made available to the larger LibreCAD community as part of the next build...HELP!

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On 7/25/17 2:37 AM, LordOfBikes [via LibreCAD] wrote:
See this thread from 2015: http://forum.librecad.org/tff-to-lff-conversion-on-Mac-tp5711572p5711589.html
You can read that ttf2lff is contained in the nightly builds, but i'm not sure if this is true for latest builds.
And unfortunately the older ones, which may have contained ttf2lff, have been removed.
Thus maybe the tool is already on your machine and if not, there are also some hints about building from source.

The latest nightly build for Mac is here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/librecad/files/OSX/2.2/2.2.0/alpha/

I think the latest Build from Source commands are in the Github wiki https://github.com/LibreCAD/LibreCAD/wiki/Build-from-source#macos.
Maybe the infos from our main wiki helps too, http://wiki.librecad.org/index.php/LibreCAD_Installation_from_Source#Building_LibreCAD-2.0_on_OS.2FX


Another option is, if you have access to a Windows machine, use the Windows download at https://sourceforge.net/projects/librecad/files/Windows/ttf2lff/ and convert the fonts you need on Windows.

Armin



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After private communication with Ralph I could say, that the Windows version of ttf2lff is working as expected.

Download ttf2lff_1.zip and extract it to a place of your choice.
Then open a command shell window to use ttf2lff:
    C:\ttf2lff>ttf2lff MYFREEFONT.TTF MYFREEFONT.LFF
That's all.

As for putting these fonts into the LibreCAD installer packages, I'm not sure. LFF is a storage eater, these 16 fonts are about 10MB in size. That's more than one third of the current binary package size.

I'll check if I can add the fonts to our wiki or create a download section on sourceforge.net.

Armin
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