Posts Tagged opentype

FontXChange for Windows now available…


CHARLOTTE, NC – FontGear, Inc. of Charlotte, NC announced today the introductory release of FontXChange for Windows.

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.

FontXChange has long been available for Apple Macintosh, and is now offered for Windows XP, Vista, and 7

John Morrison, President of FontGear said “We have been part of the Mac community for a long time and are excited to use our knowledge of fonts to serve those on the Windows platform. This release of FontXChange for Windows is another example of that effort.”

Useful features include:

  • Batch processing for converting entire font libraries
  • Easily convert font files between platforms (Mac and Windows) and for the web.
  • Font inspection window with preview
  • Support for many font encodings, including Adobe Standard, Unicode, Mac Roman, and Windows ANSI, and European.

• FontXChange is compatible with WIndows XP, Vista, and 7

• 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 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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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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Firefox 4 to support OpenType features

OpenType features available in many webfonts have not been widely supported by web browsers. Ralf Herrmann explains that his is about to change with the upcoming release of Firefox 4.


Read more here

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FontDoctor owners get 50% discount

We often get questions about “crossgrade” discounts for our existing customers. A crossgrade is a discounted software purchase usually available only to current customers. It’s sort of a way to say “thank you” to loyal users.

If you already own FontDoctor (i.e. have a valid FontDoctor 7.x serial number) then you can order FontXChange (our Mac font converter) for only $49.99 for the Single User License. That’s half off the full price. Nice.

All you need is your current FontDoctor serial number and then just click here


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QuickTips: Converting to OpenType

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OpenType to the rescue!!

For years now there have been basically two different font formats floating around in the design world – PostScript Type 1 fonts and TrueType fonts. Without going into a bunch of boring techno-gobbledegook, the main difference between them is that PostScript fonts are used in serious design and publishing, and TrueType fonts are for dumb business stuff, like Word and Excel.

Of course the geniuses who came up with how PostScript fonts work thought it would be really neat to split one typeface into two separate files (a screen font file and a printer font file). That way if the files ever got separated the font would break and you couldn’t use it any longer. Makes perfectly good sense to me.

And so that’s a problem because they get separated all the time, so of course your design job gets ruined at the printer and your client is mad because their super-de-duper project is late, and you lose their business and can’t pay your bills and then have to find a new career.

Now – here’s a crazy idea (hold on to your latte) what if someone came up with a way to put the two files into a single file?

Introducing OpenType …the best of all worlds in a single file.

OpenType combines all the best features of PostScript and TrueType into a single file that can never be separated and works on both Mac and Windows. Now that’s commitment.

Of course the downside is that you might have to buy a whole new font library (only $2500!!!!!) if you want to use the newer OpenType format.

Want to just convert your old fonts to OpenType?

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