Fontlab (http://www.fontlab.com/) has released version 5 of Fontographer, the font editor for designers and publishers on both Mac OS X (10.4 and higher) and Windows platforms. This version, the first new full-featured font creator in more than a decade, is specifically designed for use in a graphic design and digital publishing workflow.
Fontographer has been almost completely rewritten, with new features, a new look, and new compatibility, according to Adam Twardoch, Fontlab’s product and marketing manager. The new design is aimed at making life easier for the graphic designer and desktop publisher, who are constantly under pressure to do more in less time, he says.
In this vein, the graphical user interface has been modernized, but functionality like keyboard shortcuts and menu choices haven't been changed. Similarly, a lot goes on under the hood of Fontographer through automatic defaults,...| Read more »