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FontDoctor 8.2 for Macintosh Released


Today we released FontDoctor 8.2 for Macintosh. This update addresses issues for Mac OS 10.8  (Mountain Lion). The update is free for all FontDoctor for Macintosh v8 and higher.

The update can be downloaded here


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FontDoctor updated for Mac & Windows


Today we released an update for FontDoctor for Macintosh and Windows.

FontDoctor has long been the industry standard for font problem diagnosis, repair, and organization.

FontDoctor will locate and eliminate hard-to-find font problems that wreak havoc on operating 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, and lots more.

FontDoctor will also organize your font files into a new clean font library, and can generate diagnosis and organization reports and charts as needed.

FontDoctor for Macintosh:

What’s new in v8.1.3:

· Minor bug fixes and updates
· Mac OS X 10.7.3 Compatibility updates
· Updated font cache cleaning for Adobe, Quark, and Microsoft caches

FontDoctor for Windows:

What’s new in v8.1.0:

· Major update includes many enhancements and bug fixes
· Overall performance increase
· Windows 7 Compatibility updates

* A free demonstration version for Mac and Windows XP, Vista, and 7 can be downloaded from and can be purchased using a major credit cards or PayPal

* FontDoctor supports TrueType, PostScript Type 1, PostScript Type 3, Multiple Master fonts (Mac version only), OpenType fonts, DataFork fonts (Mac version only), 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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FontXChange 3.0 converts web fonts (SVG, WOFF, EOT)

Today we released version 3 of FontXChange, our font conversion utility for Macintosh.

FontXChange converts font files from one format to another.

Version 3 includes expanded web font support for conversion to WOFF, SVG, and EOT font formats, and new features to create HTML examples using the “@font-face” tags for converted web fonts for easy font support on your websites.

Other features include a completely updated user interface and font previewing, conversion support for OpenType, TrueType, and PostScript Type 1 for Mac and Windows.

Read more here…

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Word for Mac 2011 review


Microsoft announced the long awaited Word for Mac 2011 and MacWorld has done a review:

“…there’s always the question as to how well Word’s track changes feature works and how well documents shared between Mac and Windows versions retain formatting and paragraph styles. While I wasn’t able to do any extensive cross-platform testing, in the limited testing I was able to do, I did not have any issues with formatting, paragraph styles, tables, or images added to documents. You may run into issues if the fonts you have available on one computer are not available on the other computer.”

“After years of lamenting what Word for Mac lacks, I find myself in the odd yet enviable position of announcing that Word 2011 is great. It is a solid word processing application that is powerful and well designed, and makes it easy to find all the features you need. But what’s most important is that it’s designed to move your Mac into your office with no regrets, no compromises, and no excuses for why your Mac can’t play well with the Windows version of the same application.”

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QuickTips: Converting to OpenType

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MacWorld reviews FontXChange 2.5

MacWorld magazine posted a review today of our font conversion software FontXChange, and it got 5 mice!

Read it here

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The secret Helvetica alliance

Helvetica is a great typeface. And although any respectable designer has an appropriate regard for Helvetica, it seems that Apple is a bit love drunk over the whole thing.

Have you notice how many versions of Helvetica you have on your Mac? Helvetica LT MM, Helvetica.dfont, HelvecticaCY.dfont, HelveticaNeue.dfont, maybe more.

It’s like a secret alliance hiding in the depths of your font folders. Gives me the creeps.

and of course having all those Helveticas hanging around makes problems.

Apparently the only solution is to buy and install an OpenType version of Helvetica with a slightly different name and only and forever use that one. Just ignore the others.

Or you can use a font manager to manage your system fonts.

Related Links: FontDoctorFontXChange

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