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Reader Gerrie E. Cooper has a stash of old floppies that contain fonts from Adobe, Agfa, and other companies. It’s bad enough that the fonts are stored on this prehistoric media, but said media is of the 800KB variety. He wonders what course to take.

I’m afraid that the answer is to find an old Mac (an SE on up to a beige Power Mac G3 will do the trick), insert the floppies into that Mac’s drive, create disk images of the floppies, and then copy the images to the current Mac. Third-party USB floppy drives support 1.4MB HD floppies but not double-density 800KB disks.

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