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Web Visions Is Coming Soon!










We are super excited to be attending the Web Visions conference in Portland, Oregon in a few weeks!

For those of you that haven’t heard – Web Visions will be from the 16-18th of May.

There are going to be some great workshops  as well as a lineup of fabulous of speakers this year – everyone from Web Visions explores content creations, the future of design, business strategy & user experience all in three days of fabulous workshops & speakers, including Baratunde Thurston, from The Onion, Laura Fitton, Jeff White, Thor Muller & Nathan Shedroff.

We’re excited to be attending this year. Who all is going? We would love to meet you all. Shoot us an email if you’ll be there, too at

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A New-Do for FontGear!

In case you missed it – we’ve had quite a few changes over here on the FontGear website. Some updates & some things new!

Last week, we released a FontDoctor update for both Mac & Windows.

We also recently added an update for FontGenius 2.6 that you can download by clicking on the link. The upgrade is FREE for our current FontGenius customers, so get downloading.

And lastly, we have updated our website & revamped our logo! Check it out for current software packages & updated product info & support. We’re hoping that some of the changes we’ve recently made will make the FontGear experience even easier & better for you.

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Introducing FontPad Server

FontGear Inc. announced today the first release of FontPad Server.

FontPad is an internet server that manages web fonts.

FontPad Server provides a safe, controlled, and protected way to serve your own web fonts through an industrial-strength software solution. Built exclusively for serving web fonts, FontPad Server includes all the features you need to take control of your valuable web fonts assets.

FontPad Server allows you to specify exactly which internet domains are allowed to use your web fonts, and which font sets are used on allowed web pages.

Industry standard secure technology serves encrypted font data to the internet and eliminates hackers and leaches looking to rip-off your valuable font files.

To use FontPad Server, web page designers include a simple CSS link in their web pages that automatically requests web fonts from your domain (not a font-rental service).

FontPad Server includes all the features you would expect from a professional server, including customizable Page Not Found (404) response, support for HTTP and HTTPS, domain blocking and control, data throughput graphing and activity logs, and more.

FontPad Server is available for Macintosh (Mac OS X 10.6.x +), Windows (XP, Vista, 7), and Linux (3.0.0/Ubunt 11.x)

A 30-Day trial version can be downloaded from our website at


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The digital revolution of the past ten years has given us opportunities like never before to unleash creativity – but does that opportunity really make our art, music & film better?

This & more is discussed in PressPausePlay. An inspiring documentary you can now watch in its entirety, on vimeo.


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A Great Typography Timeline

Hey you typography buffs, we’ve found a great timeline for you!
This history of typography starts back at 15,000 BC with cave paintings all the way thru HTML 5 in 2010.
There are also video clips & extra reading you can click on along the way, marked by the orange-bordered boxes.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Click here to view.

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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
* 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 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 using a major credit card, or by calling 1-800-583-2917.

* A free demonstration version can be downloaded from

* 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

* FontXChange is available for $99.00/Single User License

• FontXChange can be ordered and downloaded from our website at 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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Learning Fonts Has Never Been Better

We love new type apps for iPad, & this one is perfect for the novice, & designer alike.

 Typogrpahy Insight is a digital encyclopedia of knowledge for anyone wanting to learn more about typefaces. Only we can assure you – in a much more user-friendly, & intriguing way. 

Typography Insight wisks you through the basics of type terminology, measurements, & type settings, while also allowing you to compare fonts side by side or overlapped.

It is now available to download on iTunes.






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