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FunkyRes
8th February 2007, 02:43 AM
In 2005 at a thrift shop I bought a MS Font Pack for Win 3.1
It has some nice ttf fonts.

They are NOT cab files nor are they zip files.
Back then I figured out how to extract the fonts, but I can't remember how now :(

I want to exract them again because back then, I neglected to preserve the time stamp.

I remember the tool I used I had to download from the web, it was not in any of the Fedora repos I use (core/updates/extras/livna) - but I can't remember what it was called.

Here's directory listing of the floppies:



[root@atlantis ~]# ls -1 /tmp/floppy/
fontname.dl_
fonts001.in_
fonts001.ms_
mscomstf.dl_
mscpydis.in_
mscuistf.dl_
msdetect.in_
msdetstf.dl_
msinsstf.dl_
msregdb.in_
_mssetup.ex_
msshared.in_
msshlstf.dl_
_mstest.ex_
msttfont.in_
msuilstf.dl_
setupapi.in_
setup.exe
setup.ini
setup.lst
ver.dl_
[root@atlantis ~]# ls -1 /tmp/floppy2/
gothicbi.tt_
gothicb.tt_
gothici.tt_
gothic.tt_
lcallig.tt_
lfaxd.tt_
lfax.tt_
lhandw.tt_
lmath1.tt_
lmath2.tt_
lmath3.tt_
lsansd.tt_
lsansi.tt_
lsans.tt_
ltypebo.tt_
ltypeb.tt_
ltypeo.tt_
ltype.tt_


etc. (Floppy 3 and 4 are same as 2)

If I'm not mistaken, it is only the tt_ files that are of interest to me.
Anyone know what they were compressed with and can remind of what tool decompresses them?

FunkyRes
8th February 2007, 02:54 AM
I think it is mscompress

http://www.usinglinux.org/archivers/mscompress.html

Jman
9th February 2007, 03:56 AM
Run file on them, see what it thinks they are.

I see setup.exe, possibly wine could be coaxed to run them.

There is cabextract in Fedora.

marcrblevins
9th February 2007, 09:43 AM
Back then in Windows 3.0/3.1/3.11, it has extract.exe:
extract lmath1.tt_ lmath1.ttf