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FontDoctor Upgrade Correction

In an earlier press release announcing FontDoctor v8.1 it was erroneously reported that

The update is FREE to version 7 users. Older version can be upgraded for $19.99.

This was a typographical error that was picked up from a previous press release. It should have read that the upgrade is free for version 8 users.

We are sorry for any confusion and frustration that this mistake may have caused any of our customers.

John Morrison
President
FontGear Inc.

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FontDoctor 8.1 Released

FontGear, Inc. of Charlotte, NC announces the release of FontDoctor for Macintosh v8.1

FontDoctor has long been the industry standard software tool for font problem diagnosis, repair, organization, and now font archiving and back-up. FontDoctor is a professional software application that will locate and eliminate hard-to-find font problems that wreak havoc on the Macintosh system performance and applications. FontDoctor will scan font folders (on local hard drives or over a network) to locate and repair common font illnesses, including corrupt or damaged fonts, missing Postscript fonts, missing bitmaps, corrupt/damaged fonts, font ID conflicts, extra fonts sizes, mixed fonts types, and lots more.

FontDoctor will also organize your font files and generate font diagnosis and organization reports as needed.

 What’s new in v8.1:

  • Mac OS X 10.7 support and compatibility
  • Completely updated interface
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

* A free demonstration version can be downloaded from www.FontGear.net
* The update is FREE to version 8 users. Older version can be upgraded for $19.99.
* FontDoctor is available for $69.99/Single User License and can be ordered and downloaded from our website at http://www.FontGear.net using all major credit cards, or by calling 1-800-583-2917.

* FontDoctor is also available for Microsoft Windows

* FontDoctor supports TrueType (Macintosh and Windows (.ttf, .ttc) versions), PostScript Type 1, PostScript Type 3, Multiple Master fonts, OpenType fonts, DataFork fonts, and bitmap fonts.

FontGear Inc. is a leading professional software development company for Macintosh and Windows, specializing in font application tools for graphics professionals and the printing industry. FontGear Inc. is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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FontGenius 2.1 Released

CHARLOTTE, NC – FontGear Inc. announced today the release of FontGenius for Macintosh v2.1

FontGenius is a font identification utility for Macintosh.

FontGenius examines pictures and identifies typefaces of any text within a picture. Using advanced recognition technology, FontGenius will produce a list of likely fonts that match selected characters within an image, and will generate character previews of the matched fonts. An internet search can also be performed on the list of results to locate, purchase, and download matched fonts.

 

Version 2.1 includes support for Mac OS X 10.7 (lion) and bug fixes.

 

* The update is free for existing FontGenius customers.

* FontGenius can be ordered and downloaded from our website at www.FontGear.net using a major credit card, or by calling 1-800-583-2917.

* A free demonstration version can be downloaded from www.FontGear.net

* FontGenius is available for $39.99 (Single User License)

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FontXChange 3.1 Released

FontGear, Inc. of Charlotte, NC announced today the release of FontXChange for Macintosh version 3.1

FontXChange is a powerful, easy to use font-conversion application that will convert fonts between common font formats. FontXChange can easily convert fonts to OpenType (PS), Web Fonts (WOFF, SVG, EOT), PostScript Type 1, and TrueType for both Macintosh or Windows.

Version 3.1 introduces compatibility and support for Apple’s newly release Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

 

What’s new in version 3.1

- Mac OS X 10.7 support and compatibility

- Completely updated interface

- Miscellaneous bug fixes

 

Useful features include:

- Batch processing for converting entire font libraries

- Font inspection window with preview

- Support for many font encodings, including Adobe Standard, Unicode, Mac Roman, and Windows ANSI, and European.

 

* FontXChange requires Mac OS 10.4 or higher, and a PowerPC or Intel Processor.

* A free demonstration version can be downloaded from http://www.FontGear.net

* FontXChange is available for $99.00/Single User License

• FontXChange can be ordered and downloaded from our website at www.FontGear.net using all major credit cards, or by calling 1-800-583-2917.

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Mac OS X Lion (10.7) Compatibility

 

We are working hard to update all of our software products for Apple’s newly released version of Mac OS X (v. 10.7, called Lion)

Over the next few days we will announce the updates as they become available and will be offered as free updates to our existing customers.

All of our test show that there are no major issues with any of our existing products running on Lion. Most of the problems we’ve seen so far are related to then user interface (window refreshes, controls not drawing correctly, etc.)

If you have any questions or concerns about any of our products then please feel free to contact us here.

 

 

 

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Mac OS X Font Update

Apple recently announced an update (Mac OS X 10.6.7) that fixes known problems related to OpenType fonts.

We are recommending that this update be downloaded and installed by all users.

More information here

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Letterpress App for iPad

We’ve been keeping an eye on this particular iPad app for the past several weeks, & today it is one step closer to it’s release date.

This virtual letterpress app hasn’t been a half-effort. The good people over at LetterMPress have been searching out complete sets of original wood typefaces for quite some time now in order to bring you a digital version of authentic-looking letterpress designs & type. This process has been aided largely in part by donations given to fund their project. In just a few short hours, donations will be closed & their letterpress project fully funded.

Over the years, its become increasingly difficult to find full sets of original letterpress type. Many have been discarded, divided up in antique shops or even burned with the age of computers, making this app, & other recent efforts like it applauded & highly anticipated by a growing number of designers & letterpress enthusiasts.

The video below explains the process behind creating this app.

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