How to install/extract a font from a .otf file
July 21, 2014 1:41 PM   Subscribe

I've extracted a .otf font from my Kobo Touch. I'd like to install it on Windows, but Windows can't handle it and neither can any of the font editing programmes I've downloaded. I believe that the file contains multibyte characters. I have tried right clicking and choosing install. I've tried font forge, and several other font related applications. I just get varying error messages saying that it's not a valid font file, despite it working on the Kobo. If it's relevant, the font is Gothic MB101. I'm running Windows 7 - what do I need to do to install this font?
posted by Solomon to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I believe this web-based tool can convert otf to TrueType, which Windows should handle just fine.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:47 PM on July 21, 2014

Windows 7 should support OpenType fonts. You might try renaming it to a .ttf extension if you don't get the "Install" option when you right click the file.
posted by Aleyn at 4:50 PM on July 21, 2014

Response by poster: Well, after renaming or uploading to half a dozen services, I still didn't have any joy. I've come to the conclusion that the file I have is either corrupted or kobo-specific. I did manage to download the font from somewhere else, eventually.
posted by Solomon at 11:36 AM on July 29, 2014

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