extracting fonts from a .exe file

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Dec 23 14:47:27 UTC 2017


On 23 December 2017 at 06:51, Teresa e Junior <teresaejunior at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> If I'm not mistaken, EXE files are ZIP files, so `unzip
> /usr/local/src/dist/ttf31e.exe` should work. It it doesn't, the command
> `unar` can guess whichever format and extract it. `sudo apt install unar` if
> you don't have it installed.

You are mistaken.

Exe files are _not_ zip files.

But some Exe files _contain_ zip files, and some unzip programs are
smart enough to skip the headers of an executable and search within it
for a compressed data payload.

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