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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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What Font Should I Use?

Smashing Magazine recently posted a great article about how to choose the right font for the the right occasion. In brief…

1. Dress for the occasion

2. Know your Families: Grouping Fonts

3. Don’t Be a Wimp: The Principle of Decisive Contrast

4. A Little Can Go a Long Way

5. Rule Number Five Is ‘There Are No Rules’

Read the full article here

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FontGenius 2.0 released

 

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 2.0 includes a wealth of new features, including Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for automatically selecting characters in an image, a revamped selection tool that now selects entire words or groups of characters, image filters for cleaning up low quality images, and speed increases for quicker and more accurate results.

 

 

* FontGenius requires Mac OS 10.4 or higher and runs on both PPC and Intel Macs.

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

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

* The v2.0 update is free for existing FontGenius 1.0 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.

 

FontGear Inc. is a leading professional software development company for Macintosh and Windows, specializing in font application tools for graphics professionals and the publishing industry. FontGear Inc. is well known for it’s leading software products including FontDoctor, FontXChange, and FontVista.

FontGear Inc. is a privately held company located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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What Color Is Your Web Font?

Finding the right web font is a tricky business. Fonts are subjective. What seems bold and authoritative to one reader might appear stuffy and forbidding to another. If you’re trying to decide among several styles, why not do a survey? First, find a test group. Your test group should be comprised of your target audience.

It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a blog, launching a commercial website, or putting together an online portfolio. The most effective sites are created with a particular reader in mind. Write down a description of your ideal reader, including their age, music taste, fashion sense, and preferred beverage. The more detailed your characterization, the better. Then find 10 people that embody these qualities. They can be friends, colleagues, relatives – anyone who fits your ideal demographic is a great candidate for your survey.

Next, compile 5 examples of suitable web fonts. Print out the examples on a single page, then ask readers which they prefer and why. Keep in mind that the more provocative the questions you ask, the more evocative the answers you will get. For instance, you can ask, “If these fonts were people, which would you trust with an investment. What font would you want to take on a date? Which hobbies do you think this particular font would have?”

These questions may sound silly, but they invite readers to articulate their subconscious reactions to each font. Once you discover which typeface suits your desired demographic, you’ll be well on your way to designing a successful website!

Stephanie Dempsey, FontGear

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FontDoctor 8 released

Charlotte, NC – FontGear Inc. announced today the release of FontDoctor 8 for Macintosh. FontDoctor is the industry standard font problem diagnosis and repair utility for graphic designers and the publishing industry.

FontDoctor 8 can identify and fix common font related problems that often interrupt creative workflow and production.

FontDoctor can also optimize workflow by creating a library of manageable font files and folders organized by font foundry name, family name, and more.

Version 8 introduces an updated interface, faster diagnosis and repair, enhanced reporting with charts, updated font cache cleaning, and a new font comparison tool used to contrast the unique properties of separate font files side-by-side.

FontDoctor 8 is available for $69.99 for a Single User License, and $350.00 for s Site License.

Version 7.x users can upgrade to version 8 for $19.99

FontDoctor 8 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and higher.

Purchases, upgrades and a demo version are available from the FontGear website at www.FontGear.net.

FontGear Inc. is a software development company serving creative professionals and the publishing industry since 1993.

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