Fontographer
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(5) 4.3

Easy yet powerful font editor.   Demo ($399.00)
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With Fontographer 5, it's easy to design new typefaces and to customize existing fonts, and the result will be high-quality fonts that can reliably work across different operating systems.
  • Create new fonts
  • Customize existing fonts, add extra characters
  • Fine-tune spacing and kerning
  • Fix problems in bad fonts
  • Convert old fonts to a new format
Main Features
  • Open and generate Type 1, TrueType, OpenType, Type 3 and Multiple Master fonts
  • Exchange working files with FontLab Studio, TypeTool or
What's New
Version 5.2.3:

New:

  • RLM and Keyserver support for serving multiple licenses from a server. Great for computer labs!
  • Align width to grid
Improved:
  • More flexible automatic linespacing calculation
  • Handling of OpenType kerning
  • Non-Western Type 1 and TrueType Symbol font support
  • Kerning Assistance and Metrics Assistance
  • Clipboard support and autotracing of template bitmaps
  • Hundreds of bug fixes

Version 5.2.3:

New:

  • RLM and Keyserver support for serving multiple licenses from a server. Great for computer labs!
  • Align width to grid
Improved:
  • More flexible automatic linespacing calculation
  • Handling of OpenType kerning
  • Non-Western Type 1 and TrueType Symbol font support
  • more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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Fontographer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
(5)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
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Kobalt commented on 28 Dec 2013
More 'Hundreds of bug fixes'. Must be one heck of a buggy app.

I'll go with Donmontalvo's suggestion below.
[Version 5.2.3]

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Rpmurray replied on 14 Feb 2014
Except that FontLab Studio hasn't had a significant update in years, whereas Fontographer is not only still being updated, but is cheaper to boot, although I'd probably go with Glyphs which has amazing developer support.
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+162
Donmontalvo commented on 28 Jan 2013
Long time Fontographer user...get FontLab Studio instead (same company, but new code and VERY good).

Don
[Version 5.2.2]


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+85
Moxiesozo commented on 19 Jul 2011
Scary...
"Hundreds of bug fixes"
[Version 5.1.0]

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+171
Revco replied on 20 Jul 2011
Yeah. Makes you wonder.
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+246
RavenNevermore replied on 28 Jan 2013
At least it's not thousands of bugs, like Windows 7! (officially has 2,000 bugs)

All software has bugs, and Fontgrapher hadn't been actively developed for a while after Macromedia had it.
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Littlebigmac commented on 01 Sep 2010
Looks like a very nice update, but beware: There is a problem for Mac G3 owners. The demo version of Fontographer 5.0 runs fine but then after you pay and receive the full functioning version it will crash on launch.

See the full crash report in the FontLab Forums:

http://forum.fontlab.com/fontographer-problems/fontographer-50-crash-on-mac-g3-t7679.0.html
[Version 5.0]

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+66
Doug Engelbart replied on 28 Jan 2013
OSX.5 on a G3? Serious?
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+171
Revco commented on 17 Jun 2010
Oh man! I got tired of waiting for them to upgrade Fontographer that I bought FontLab Studio a couple of months ago. Happy and disappointed at the same time.
[Version 5.0]


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+4
Meitnik commented on 16 Jun 2010
Folks, this the version of Fontographer you have been waiting for! It is fully worth the upgrade price.
[Version 5.0]


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+330
Kobalt commented on 16 Jun 2010
The download link at the top renders a DEMO version of the product.

"Demo limitation: fonts are only partially saved and generated fonts are watermarked. All fonts created by the demo are 100% valid and can be tested in any application."
[Version 5.0]


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Donmontalvo commented on 16 Jun 2010
According to their description, it is:

Operating system and application support
IMPROVED! Runs natively on Mac OS X (universal binary), Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
[Version 5.0]


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+235
Maclover1.1 commented on 20 Mar 2010
I wish they would make it universal by now..
[Version 4.7.3]


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+48

drtyrell969 reviewed on 31 May 2007
I've been a Fontographer since the late 80s. I started on the PC and moved to the Mac with the original Fontographer. I've waited nearly 10 years for this update and I really feel like it was worth it. It's the same solid application that it always was.

I've also been able to save a ton of projects with corrupted font fixing and or platform conversions.

I strongly recommend this program if you need to edit fonts or take care of clients that are still stuck in the Windows world.
[Version 4.7.3]


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Imii rated on 09 Jan 2014

[Version 5.2.3]



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::mile:: rated on 27 Dec 2013

[Version 5.2.3]



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TheCore rated on 18 Oct 2012

[Version 5.2.1]



+451

Corpsecorps rated on 05 Feb 2012

[Version 5.1.0]



+246

RavenNevermore rated on 19 Jul 2011

[Version 5.1.0]


Downloads:23,138
Version Downloads:1,059
Type:Utilities : Font Tools
License:Demo
Date:27 Dec 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $399.00
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With Fontographer 5, it's easy to design new typefaces and to customize existing fonts, and the result will be high-quality fonts that can reliably work across different operating systems.
  • Create new fonts
  • Customize existing fonts, add extra characters
  • Fine-tune spacing and kerning
  • Fix problems in bad fonts
  • Convert old fonts to a new format
Main Features
  • Open and generate Type 1, TrueType, OpenType, Type 3 and Multiple Master fonts
  • Exchange working files with FontLab Studio, TypeTool or ScanFont using the FontLab VFB format
  • Copy-paste or import outline artwork or bitmap images (with customizable autotracing)
  • View all of your font's characters in the Font Window
  • Examine or modify the font encoding
  • Design or change any character in the Glyph Window
  • Edit metrics and kerning in the Metrics Window
  • Easily set up and modify technical font parameters, font naming and linespacing settings in a comprehensive Font Info dialog
  • Automatically improve the font's screen quality using sophisticated autohinting algorithms


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