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FontLab for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 30, 2002
  • Price:
    Purchase; $549.00 to buy
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  • Product ranking:
    #4 in Font Tools

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5 stars

"The best Font Editor"

August 17, 2003  |  By Sandro Bilbeisi

 |  Version: FontLab 4.6


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is the most feature-laden font editor I have ever seen. It's truly impressive, and really blows the socks off the commercially defunct Macromedia Fontographer (which is still used a lot). It handles practically all current font format variants and allows to manipulate attributes in the finest technical detail. Nonetheless, it has the most intuitive and accomplished glyph editor, which allows unsurpassed fine artistic intervention.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.5
  • Shaped brush strokes - no more boring brush strokes! Choose from a variety of different shapes.
  • Expand strokes - turn your contours into strokes.
  • Open contours - draw pieces of a contour separately and join them together later. Or don't.
  • Blended fonts - take any two fonts and create a multiple master-like axis where you can choose to create an instance from any blend of the two.
  • Make parallel path tool - quickly and easily make a contour parallel to one you've already drawn.
  • New drawing tools - now with Bezier controls.
  • New metrics window - with metrics table and metrics/kerning assistance.
  • Direct keyboard access to glyphs in the Glyph, Metrics and Font windows.
  • Improved OTF export - no glyph reordering, full control over all font parameters and support for outline compression.
  • Anti-aliased outlines - smooth curves and diagonals show on screen what you can expect in print.
  • New, updated Python - now FL uses version 2.2.1.
Publisher Pyrus N.A.
Publisher web site http://www.fontlab.com
Release Date November 30, 2002
Date Added November 30, 2002
Version 4.5
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Font Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS Classic
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS 8 - OS X
  • Download Information
    File Size 36.19MB
    File Name FLS5MacDemo.dmg
    Total Downloads 12,009
    Downloads Last Week 55
    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $549

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