FontXChange
FontXChange
5.2

4.0

FontXChange free download for Mac

FontXChange

5.2
15 March 2019

Convert fonts to OpenType, PostScript or TrueType.

Overview

FontXChange can easily convert fonts to OpenType (PS), PostScript Type 1, and TrueType for both Mac or Windows. Useful features include:

  • Batch processing for converting entire font libraries;
  • Preferences to set font encodings;
  • Font inspection window with preview;
  • Support for many font encodings, including Adobe Standard, Unicode, Mac Roman, and Windows ANSI, and European.

FontXChange is designed to understand many different font formats and can convert fonts into many different formats. This makes FontXChange useful to:

  • Convert PostScript Type 1 fonts (Mac or Windows format) into a single modern OpenType font file that works on both Mac and Windows. End the headaches of the outdated two-file system of screen font and printer font combinations. Just one font file that works;
  • Recreate missing screen fonts using a PostScript font file in any format;
  • Convert TrueType fonts to PostScript fonts. No more printing problems and incompatibilities associated with TrueType fonts and high-end output devices;
  • Convert Windows fonts to Mac to Mac and vice-versa. Easily share fonts across different computers, even different operating systems.

What's new in FontXChange

Version 5.2:
  • Updated to support macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Added support for AppleScript automation
  • Updated UI
  • Fixed hangs when opening font files
  • Fixed potential memory leaks when converting fonts

17 FontXChange Reviews

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Doug-S-
24 April 2009

Most helpful

This is a great little app but a good example of pricing that doesn't reflect need. I'm not going to say this program isn't stable—it is—or that it isn't easy to use—it really is—or anything like that because I'd be lying. This app is brilliant. It does exactly what you'd like. What's more it does it fast. I can't confirm this but I'm relatively certain that it fixed a few fonts while it was converting them. Or, at least, made them stop causing problems. The problem lies with the price. To give people an example of other programs in that cost the same or less we have VMware's Fusion, Panic's Coda, Apple iWorks, Apple iLife, OS X... Starting to see a trend? You can get some extremely powerful programs with a hefty amount of features for less than you can this program. This program is great but far over-priced. After all if something is too expensive it doesn't matter how great it is it still won't sell. $15-35 would be a good price range for his app. Any more than that and people just won't buy it. Too bad, they'll be missing out on a great app. I myself am going to find an alternative because this one is just too expensive.
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Version 1.7
peterbreis
18 February 2018
FontXChange 5.1 running on Sierra 10.12.6 occasionally locks up or crashes when it gets a font or format it doesn't like* but overall it does a remarkable job. It even converts TrueType fonts to true PostScript otf files so you don't get all the multiple edit points that seem to be a hallmark of PC designer vector files. If a font does not convert in FontXChange I don't trust it anyway, and converted postscript otf run smoother in most Apps. It is not cheap but if you are a business and simply want less trouble with the basic commodity of design (fonts) or access to some old font formats it is worth the money. I'd love for it to do one more trick that would save us a stack of time, let us organise unorganised fonts into families so they open together in FontBook and Apps. * Can't see the "Repair Font" actually does anything.
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Version 5.1
Eric6
10 January 2018
Is Fontgear still operating? I have tried contacting them several times over the past few weeks but never got a reply.
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Version 5.1
476429
25 July 2016
I'm sure this app is feature rich for the task of converting fonts. However, if you only need to convert a couple of fonts, FontForge can do the job for free.
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Version 5.1
Epantaleon
08 October 2015
CAUTION! Version 4.0.0 does not work with OSX 10.11 El Capitan. Before that, it has been a great product.
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Version 4.0.0
4 answer(s)
Fontgear-Support
Fontgear-Support
17 November 2015
The update for version 5 is FREE for all FontXChange customers. Just use your current serial number.
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Epantaleon
Epantaleon
18 November 2015
The update is ready. I tested it and, once again a great app.
Easy to use and always works.
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Hermie
Hermie
23 November 2015
Sadly doesn't seem to work on 10.9.5, while I read system req. 10.7 Up. Opened a ticket but no solution yet.
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Hermie
Hermie
30 November 2015
Thank you John for the quick fixes on the 10.9.5 hang issue and the extension problem. All's fine again!
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Fced
23 July 2012
Very useful to Snow or upper system users which have old OS9 fonts to convert... It work perfectly... I put 4 stars in Value, but it's very relative, in comparison a font price, 99$ is nothing... I put 3.5 stars in Stability, because sometimes FF process is crashing, but it seem to don't cause problem to Fontxchange because the software is doing the job...
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Version 4.0.0
Maclover1-1
31 May 2012
Seems unable to choose an export folder on Lion.. somehow incompatible with the Finder ?!? Have to Force Quit it to regain control of my computer.. Odd. Had not used this for ages.. and just noticed this.
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Version 3.1.1
macplytdy
18 April 2012
Not worked for me. In fact it corrupted my most basic font Times New Roman so it shows a decorative face when viewing documents using TNR.
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Version 3.1.1
1 answer(s)
FontGear Inc
FontGear Inc
22 May 2012
Not sure how it could have corrupted a font since FontXChange does nothing to the original font file (it creates a converted version in a new folder).
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Rubaiyat
09 February 2012
A long time user but hadn't upgraded due to not having any recent fonts to convert. Glad to see they have included the ability to import folders. It still needs some tools to turn off non-candidate fonts and duplicates. Also I still need to quit and restart just to clear off finished fonts. Faster than selecting and removing everything from the list. A "Clear" button should do the job. Otherwise it continues to do a good job of converting to otf and web fonts. It remains a very useful tool in my arsenal. Not sure I'd pay $99 for a new licence though.
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Version 3.1.1
macplytdy
25 September 2011
not as described/ will not perform but support is great. Can't say the same for the product. Too many glitches EVERYtime I go to give it one more try, after all I paid for it.
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Version 3.1.1
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
07 December 2010
I like FontXChange and use it regularly. But version 3 changes the window background from alternating light blue and white lines to a dark charcoal gray which I find disagreeable. There are some places where this kind of interface color works; in my opinion FontXChange is not one of them. It seems like they changed it just for the sake of change without regard to how useful or appealing it would be.
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Version 3.0.0
$99.00

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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