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If you have an older version of TransType 4, and you have your TR40 serial number, enter your email address above and click the button. We’ll send you the download links for TransType 4.0.2 for macOS (which works on macOS 12 Monterey), and for TransType 4.0.1 for Windows.

Assign proper font style to make your font family fully compatible
Work with vector-based overlaid color fonts
Work with color font formats
Blend two fonts to make new style
Organize and convert your fonts with simple and clean UI

True genius at font work!

Convert fonts

Convert Fonts

Color fonts

Color Fonts

Fix fonts

Fix Fonts

Have fun

Have Fun!

Salvage your Type 1 fonts

In 2021, Adobe announced that Adobe PostScript Type 1 fonts will stop working in Photoshop 2021 and in other Adobe apps in 2023.

With TransType 4, you can easily convert your collection of legacy Adobe PostScript Type 1 fonts into rock-solid, high-quality modern OpenType fonts, and use them in any apps for years to come! 

Get more out of your fonts
  • Batch-convert your OpenType and TrueType fonts into CSS @font-face web fonts (WOFF & EOT) and use them on websites
  • Organize and rename font families automatically and with easy drag-and-drop
  • Turn monochrome layered fonts or any color fonts into gorgeous multi-color OpenType fonts
Get more out of your fonts
  • Ultrafast batch conversion of hundreds of fonts at a time into optimized desktop and web fonts
  • Font special effects for blending, rounded corners, tracking, autokerning, slanting or distorting
  • Create multi-color OpenType fonts from BitFonter Photofonts or by overlaying traditional outline fonts
  • Generate PDF samples and glyph maps
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“Great App! I think it could be a very useful tool for small foundries.”
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Convert fonts

CONVERTING FONTS HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER!

Add fonts
1. ADD FONTS

Drag-drop any number of fonts in any old and modern format: monochrome or color OpenType OTF & TTF, TTC Collections, WOFF web fonts, VFB, UFO, the discontinued Adobe PostScript Type 1 fonts. Drag-drop ZIP archives or folders that contain fonts. Open installed font.

Choose profile
2. CHOOSE PROFILE

Choose the output profile (format). When TransType produces OpenType PS (PostScript/CFF-based OTF), OpenType TT (TrueType-based TTF) or CSS @font-face web fonts, it preserves all of the original font data but optimizes it and fixes some common problems.

Click on Convert
3. CLICK “CONVERT”

Choose the output destination. TransType can save the converted fonts in a folder you choose or the original font locations, and can create subfolders based on the font names. Click the Convert button and get industry-strength, cross-platform fonts that just work.

Video: Convert legacy PostScript Type 1 fonts into modern OpenTypeDrag-drop font files into the TransType windowAdd any of the fonts that are installed on your computerChoose the conversion profile (destination font format)Choose destination folder for converted fonts

Organize and fix fonts

MANAGE ENTIRE FONT FAMILIES, NOT JUST SINGLE FONTS.

Organize
Organize

Split, merge or rename font families with just a few clicks, faster and easier than in any font converter ever before! Separate Families: each selected font will show up in the app Font menu. Merge Families: fonts will appear as styles within one family.

Fix
Fix

When TransType converts your fonts, it upgrades to the newest and finest version of the format. In 2023, PostScript Type 1 fonts will stop working in Adobe apps — convert them to OpenType PS and continue to use them for years to come.

Rename
Rename

Customize style names, styling group names and typographic family names. Set up Bold and Italic style-linking. Your font families will work in Windows, Mac and Adobe apps, without ever missing a single font style. See the video!

Automatically build names for styles, styling groups and familiesDrag-drop fonts within a styling group to set Bold and Italic style-linkingRename styles, styling groups and familiesEdit design parameters: Weight class, Width class and Slope class

Color fonts

TRUE MULTI-COLOR OPENTYPE FONTS!

Snap
Snap

Create gorgeous multi-color OpenType fonts from bitmap fonts made with BitFonter, from traditional outline fonts, from SVG fonts or any other color OpenType fonts.

Paint
Paint

TransType is the first font converter in the world to support three multi-color extensions of the OpenType format: COLR, SVG and sbix!

Overlay
OVERLAY

They will work in Adobe CC 2019 apps, some Mac and Windows apps, and with our free FontLab Pad app, they work everywhere! Just imagine what you can do if you’re no longer limited to classic black-and-white!

Have fun!

CREATIVE SPECIAL EFFECTS!

Blend
Blend

It’s not all work and no play for TransType. Be experimental: apply a special effect to any font — and voila!

Perspective
Perspective

With spectacularly anti-typographic effects that include Fake Italic, Smoooth, Blur them All or the Reality Distortion Field, absolutely no drawing skills are necessary to ruin one type designer’s months of hard labor.

Distort
Distort

Apply tracking and auto-kerning, blend between a light and a bold font to create intermediate weights.

Export customizable font previews and glyph maps as PDFs for your or your client’s reference.

TransType 4 Specifications

USER INTERFACE

  • Conversion profiles for high-quality font conversion into most popular formats
  • Fonts area for manual font family organization (drag-drop, in-place editing) and Organize menu for automatic family font organization
  • Font Info panel for family renaming and organization
  • Preview panel with editable text and Glyph Map panel with full character set view (both with PDF export)
  • Effects menu to automatically create font modifications: Width, Slant, Perspective, Tracking, Blur, Smooth, Round, Sharp, Distort, Outline, Blend, Overlay, Auto Kerning

RUNS ON

  • Mac OS X 10.6–macOS 12 Monterey (Intel 64-bit, with Retina support)
  • Windows XP–10 (32-bit, works on 64-bit systems)

LICENSE

  • Cross-platform license for a single user that allows you to install the software on a maximum of three devices (computers).
  • The same license and serial number works in both the Mac and the Windows version of TransType 4.

OPENS MONOCHROME FONTS

  • OpenType PS (.otf), CFF flavor, name- and CID-keyed
  • OpenType TT (.ttf), TrueType flavor
  • TrueType Collections (.ttc)
  • Type 1 (.pfb/.pfa, .pfm, .afm, .inf); Multiple Master Type 1 fonts are not supported
  • Mac Classic (FFIL/LWFN), Type 1 and TrueType
  • CSS @font-face Web fonts (.woff/.eot/.svg)

OPENS COLOR FONTS

  • Color OpenType (.otf/.ttf) in SVG, sbix, COLR/CPAL and CBDT/CBLC flavors
  • Photofont (.phf) in PNG and SVG flavors
  • SVG fonts (.svg)

OPENS OTHER FORMATS

  • Unified Font Objects (.ufo) version 2
  • FontLab VFB files (.vfb) with single or multiple masters
  • Adobe FDK for OpenType (.fea)
  • ZIP archives (.zip) with fonts in all supported formats

GENERATES MONOCHROME FONTS

  • OpenType PS (.otf), CFF flavor, name-keyed only
  • OpenType TT (.ttf), TrueType flavor
  • Type 1 (.pfb/.pfa, .pfm, .afm, .inf), Windows and Unix

GENERATES COLOR FONTS

  • Color OpenType TT+SVG (.ttf), SVG flavor for Adobe CC 2019+, macOS 10.14+, iOS 12+, QuarkXPress 2018, Firefox, Safari 12+, and FontLab Pad
  • Color OpenType TT+sbix (.ttf), sbix flavor for Adobe CC 2019+, iOS, macOS, QuarkXPress 2018+, and FontLab Pad
  • Color OpenType TT+COLR (.ttf), COLR/CPAL flavor for Windows 8.1/10, QuarkXPress 2018, Firefox, Chrome, Safari 12+ and FontLab Pad

GENERATES CSS @FONT-FACE WEB FONTS

  • Web Open Font Format (.woff)
  • EOT (.eot), MTX-compressed
  • SVG fonts (.svg)
  • Sample integration files (.html/.css)
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