UPDATE 2011-05-09: While some particularly stubborn fonts do require this process, users who have previously experienced difficulty with older versions of DfontSplitter should first try with DfontSplitter 0.3.1 or later, which include a possible fix for this issue.
I think I’ve finally found a solution to this annoying error message that Windows gives when you use DfontSplitter to convert some fonts and then try and use those converted fonts in Windows.
It involves using a third-party open source application called FontForge to convert the TTFs that DfontSplitter gives you from a Mac-specific TTF format into ‘regular’ TTF format.
A full tutorial on using this method is included as a YouTube video screencast below.
If you can’t or don’t want to watch the video, essentially the process is:
- Use DfontSplitter on the .dfont file as normal
- Open the resulting TTF files you want in FontForge
- Export each TTF file from FontForge with File > Generate Fonts. Make sure TrueType format is selected.
- Import the resulting TTF files into Windows fonts folder.
Please do let me know if this process works for you and give any feedback — especially if you’d previously had problems using a .dfont you had wanted to use on Windows.