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Fontographer… It’s back

I received an interesting email from FontLab today… announcing the return of Fontographer. A new version (5) of Fontographer has just been released for Mac and PC. So Fontographer has come back to life after more than a decade of being in hybernation.

I used Fontographer in the very early days, and if I dig into my ancient software archive I will probably still find an original installer disk floating around somewhere, if I remember correctly it was bundled with on of the MacroMedia Studio software bundles?

If you’re an old Fontographer fan, hop onto the new Product Page to find out more…

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  1. Cari Jansen Cari Jansen
    July 5, 2010    

    @Tim ๐Ÿ™‚

    Give Illustrator a chance, it is a fantastic application. CS5 adds major new cool stuff and even automatically builds Clipping Masks for you know… by enabling the Paint Inside feature … THAT allows you to place images inside paths easier and faster then before ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Tim Tim
    July 4, 2010    

    Now if only some cool company would bring FreeHand back *cough* *cough*

  3. Cari Jansen Cari Jansen
    June 24, 2010    


    Thanks you for adding that background fact.
    I must admit I had forgotten about XRes ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. June 24, 2010    

    Fontographer was included in Macromedia Graphics Studio 7. The studio also included the extinct XRes.

  5. Cari Jansen Cari Jansen
    June 24, 2010    


    yeah I had a version on Mac OS9 as well … dare I say in a past life? ๐Ÿ™‚ was a little surprised to see the app resurfaced to say the least.

    What’s your verdict on the app thusfar?

  6. Mikey Mikey
    June 24, 2010    

    Thanks for that tip! I just downloaded the Mac version Demo, and plan to see how it stands up. I used version 4.1.4 on my OS 9 mac up until 2001, and have been waiting for this version since then. Hope it works well, as I want to convert some Type1 fonts to OpenType.

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