Author Topic: DSIG on Macintosh? or must I do it in Windows?  (Read 1585 times)

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DSIG on Macintosh? or must I do it in Windows?
« on: 2013-03-05, 12:17:33 »
My OTF fonts use Contextual Alternates just fine, but TTF fonts cannot display Contextual Alternates or Stylistic Sets. I understand the <--languagesystem latn dflt;--> tag requires a digital signature for these shapes. Microsoft's website is comprehensive in its instructions for signing, but instructions are only for Windows users.

Can DSIG be done on Macintosh with FontLab 5.04 (I know 5.1 has an issue with dsig)?  If this cannot be done on Mac, does it mean I need to purchase FontLab for Windows just to make signed fonts!

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Adrian
« Last Edit: 2014-01-22, 10:36:19 by Alex Petrov (FontLab) »

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Re: DISG on Macintosh? or must I do it in Windows?
« Reply #1 on: 2013-03-06, 22:46:17 »
Microsoft's website is comprehensive in its instructions for signing, but instructions are only for Windows users.

Are you referring to http://www.microsoft.com/typography/developers/dsig/dsig.htm ?

Can DISG be done on Macintosh with FontLab 5.04 (I know 5.1 has an issue with disg)?  If this cannot be done on Mac, does it mean I need to purchase FontLab for Windows just to make signed fonts!

If the Microsoft instructions work then presumably you don't need to purchase FontLab for Windows -- just use the MS tool in a Windows VM on your Mac or a friend's Windows machine.

(caveat: I've never actually tried to sign a font -- but presumably the instructions given by Microsoft are correct. Perhaps if they are not someone here can provide correction.)

Bob