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    what are dat fonts?

    Hello,
    I received some fonts that have extensions DAT
    for example, one is called Bank Gothic.dat.
    I cannot seem to install this font. I do know the guy uses Mac and I use a PC.
    Is xxx.dat something new?
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    I've heard of winmail.dat files... there's a free 'utility' that will open those and allow you to extract attachments. It's called Winmail Opener. But... it could really be anything. If you'd like, you can send it to me and I can take a look at it (I have both mac and pc).

    let me know
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    Hello,
    I tried the winmail.dat and that did not work. I did re receive the fonts in a zip and they had no extentions. I added .ttf and when I tried to install the font, the error was a corrupted font. Is there another extention that I could use?
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    You could try .otf (open type), but if they're mac type 1 (postscript) fonts, they're not going to work no matter what you do... unless you use something like fontmonger/fontlabs and convert them to pc format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReNaeNae
    You could try .otf (open type), but if they're mac type 1 (postscript) fonts, they're not going to work no matter what you do... unless you use something like fontmonger/fontlabs and convert them to pc format.
    Thanks. This is good to know. Seems like I am the only one witha PC. I was going to buy a mac but was afraid I would have to re-buy the software. Do you have a links for fontmonger or can you suggest one?
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    font labs

    You can run windows on a mac these days
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    3 words: START USING GOOGLE

    http://filext.com/file-extension/DAT ( the exact thing )
    http://www.google.ro/search?hl=ro&q=...e+Google&meta= ( the whole list )

    Good luck.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PlenaryCreation
    3 words: START USING GOOGLE

    http://filext.com/file-extension/DAT ( the exact thing )
    http://www.google.ro/search?hl=ro&q=...e+Google&meta= ( the whole list )

    Good luck.
    I did use google big shot. I guess flashkit is not a good source for getting information? Try me in a battle of wits!
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    Just don't get all excited and offending...
    It's not my fault that you refuse using your brain and please leave the childish comebacks home.

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    My first response was to check google, and I found the same useless info! So... in case anyone else ever encounters this... I was able to open the .dat files with stuffit expander (on a mac, obviously).

    In all the years I've been using comps... getting files from clients from all over the globe... I've never come across a .dat extension as a form of compression.

    Anyway... the matter has been resolved, so, let's all move along.
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