Posted on 2010-10-17
I wanted to show the new STIX fonts on FileFormat.Info, but they are only available in a flavor of OpenType that doesn't load in Java. This is how to convert them to TrueType. It may lose some of the more advanced typographic features, but I am only showing a single character at a time, so it does not really matter for my purposes.
tl;dr version: use FontForge. Open the .otf file and then File->Generate, and select TrueType
Install the required software:
sudo apt-get install fontforge python-fontforge
Create a tiny python file:
#!/usr/bin/python import fontforge font = fontforge.open("STIXGeneral.otf") font.generate("STIXGeneral.ttf")
Pretty simple. I wrote a otf2ttf.py script for converting a directory full of fonts all at once.
Tags: ttf otf TrueType OpenType FontForge fonts