More font questions

What I can't seem to find in any of these replies--I probably just haven't found the right one yet!--is whether the new OS X Tiger can use older mac fonts or any of the free mac fonts available on the internet...and that goes for all free mac downloads. I can't seem to get ANYTHING in a format that actually works with this OS!
I have hundreds of great fonts on my older macs, but I'm guessing if they are not TTF (which most, of course, will not be) they won't transfer. Also, it seems that the vast majority of downloads come through as .sit files--not sure what that is, but they are not registering as fonts. Now what?

Hi rosy,
Welcome to the discussions and the AppleWorks forum.
This is more an OS X question than an Appleworks one, and you may get a more definitive reply by pisting in the Tiger forum.
".sit" is a suffix that identifies a file compressed using Stuffit, the 'standard' compression application for Mac under OS 9 and earlier. To open these you need the free download of Stuffit Expander.
If your older fonts are TrueType (which most of the scaleable ones will be) they should be useable in Tiger. Bit Map fonts (any that showed some sizes in black and others in outline in the Font menu on your older Mac) may not be useable in OS X.

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