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FontDoctor is the industry standard software for font problem diagnosis and repair. FontDoctor is a professional tool that you can use to locate and eliminate those hard-to-find font problems that seem to constantly wreak havoc on your Mac performance and applications. FontDoctor will scan your font folders (on your local hard drives or over a network) to locate and repair common font illnesses, including missing Postscript fonts, missing bitmaps, corrupt/damaged fonts, font ID conflicts, extra fonts sizes, mixed fonts types, and lots more. Additionally, FontDoctor can convert your font files (TrueType and DataFork fonts) more...

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Version 8.4.1:
  • OS X 10.9 compatibility


OS X 10.6 or later

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Libertyforall1776 Member IconComment+1130

8.4.1 is out!

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Version 8.2.0
Raro Member IconComment+6

The linked version is actually version 8.4.0, released on November 9, 2013.

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Version 8.2.0
Macmaxpr Member IconReview+6

Does what it says. I just re-organized my whole font collection (almost 14,000). Cleaned everything up and now my font manager is working properly, plus I don't have any more font problems with different applications.

Best part? It came with my copy of Extensis Suitcase Fusion 4. I just ordered my $50 upgrade for Fusion4 and this little guy (version 8) came bundled for free!
Nice! Thanks!

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Version 8.2.0
Donmontalvo Member IconComment+1280

What a horrible site...unintuitive, almost designed to frustrate potential customers and drive them away. :)

I have Font Doctor 7...I want to upgrade to Font Doctor 8...I left a voicemail message...not expecting a call back...if they do call me and we get this upgrade completed, happy to post a followup.

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Version 8.1.0
Patrick121 Member IconReview+5

I recently acquired quite a number of fonts and had question marks about some of the files. Mac Fontbook gave error messages and I was looking for a possibility to repair them. Too soon I bought me a license of FontDoctor, which is in my opinion an overrated and overpriced application.

It doesn't give as much detailed info on what's wrong with the font as the free Mac Fontbook does. It never repaired anything and even indicated fonts to be OK, when it was clear by the use of the font, that it wasn't OK at all.

I approached the developer for support and was asked to send the font. That was the last thing I ever heard about it.

Furthermore I want to warn about the instability. I know I have a lot of fonts, but half of the time the program just completely quits during startup.

The only nice thing I could discover is the ability to organize your font files, but that would even be more useful in combination with a good renaming function.

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Version 8.1.0
Capobello Member IconReview+19

I like this application and have been a registered user since it first came out. But attempting to upgrade to v.8 seems to be nearly impossible due to their overly complex site.

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Version 8.0.0
B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+644
B. Jefferson Le Blanc

They call giving the interface a funereal gray face an update. Too bad they're taking their design cues from Steve Jobs, whose taste has tanked lately, if iTunes 10 is any guide. Anyway, while $20 is a good price for the upgrade, for me the new interface, which they're implementing in all their products, is a turn-off. Absent any compelling functional innovations, I'll take a pass on this one - until they make this dead gray an option instead of unavoidable.

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Version 8.0.0
B. Jefferson Le Blanc

In correspondence with FontGear I was informed that they followed the suggestion I submitted in relation to FontXChange to make the gray interface an option in the preferences. But it has not yet been implemented in FontXChange, which is why I was unaware of the (apparent) change in the Font Doctor upgrade. I guess I'll have to download it and see if it's really there.

Espiridion Member IconComment+1147

From their website:
"Version 8 introduces an updated interface, faster diagnosis and repair, enhanced reporting with charts, updated font cache cleaning, and a new font comparison tool used to contrast the unique properties of separate font files side-by-side."

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Version 8.0.0
B. Jefferson Le Blanc

Where did you find that info? I can't locate it on their site. A link would have been helpful.


On their website I clicked on Blog

Pony Member IconReview+113

We had a font that FontBook reported as having problems, and warning us to "proceed with caution". FontBook correctly advised us the 'kern' table structure and contents had problems.
We downloaded FontDoctor to set about repairing the font.
FontDoctor validated the font and incorrectly told us the font was OK and did not need repair.

FontBook is FREE and supplied with MacOS. It can validate fonts and identify problems.
FontDoctor is $70.

In our test we were unable to get FontDoctor to identify the problem, let alone attempt to fix it.

Maybe it can identify some problems, but it certainly does not identify all the problems you can identify for free using Apple's FontBook.

Proceed with caution.

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Version 7.7

How do you know that FontBook correctly diagnosed the font?

Pony (developer)

"GSKIBUM How do you know that FontBook correctly diagnosed the font? "
Well I know the Font was corrupt. I don't know that Font Book correctly diagnosed the font by providing all the problems the font had, but it correctly identified the font had problems, whereas Font Doctor incorrectly told us the font was OK. The font wasn't OK.
Font Doctor failed.

Eric-Woehler Member IconReview+415

FD 7.7 now SL compatible!

An excellent app that I can recommend to all who have problems on their mac, esp SL. I tracked down a nasty bug/issue with MS Word 2008 - the fault was a font with two copies in two different libraries. The second font was installed by Office but it took FD to work out the issue. Now Office is running ok and is thanks to FD!

Recommended!! Cost is high for what is an app that you wouldn't have to use too many times, but worth it when all else fails - Apple's Font Book doesn't come close.

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Version 7.7
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Version 8.1.0
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Version 8.0.0
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Date 03 Mar 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $69.95
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