Port Angeles, WA, USA November 28, 2005. Fontlab Ltd. announced today the
release of Fontographer 4.7, the first Mac OS X-compatible version of the
popular font editor.
What was the first B=E9zier drawing program for Macintosh computers?
=46ontographer, created by Altsys in 1985 and later developed by Macromedia.
This font editor played a key role in the development of digital font
technology by bringing type design to the desk of an individual designer.
Easy-to-learn and straightforward, Fontographer remained the favorite font
creation tool for many typographers, graphic designers and some
professional type designers.
In 1996, Macromedia released Fontographer 4.1.4 for Mac, the last official
version of Fontographer for the Macintosh platform. The development of the
product went on hold. In May 2005, Fontlab Ltd. licensed Fontographer from
Macromedia and made the promise to its users to fix the most crucial bugs
and make the product compatible with Mac OS X.
Six months later, Fontlab Ltd. is proud to announce that the promise given
to our customers has been fulfilled. Fontographer 4.7 is the first
=46ontographer ever to run natively in Mac OS X. It also brings some
necessary changes such as:
* support for the Euro character,
* updated encodings,
* copy-paste compatibility with new Illustrator and Freehand versions,
as well as numerous bug fixes.
Ted Harrison, President of Fontlab Ltd. explains: “With our TypeTool
product we have a font editor for beginners, hobbyists and students.
=46ontLab Studio and AsiaFont Studio are our high-end products with a certai=
degree of technical complexity, aimed at professional type designers.
=46ontographer fills the gap between those products a font editor for
graphic designers and desktop publishers, powerful enough for real-world
typography but without the learning curve of our high-end products.”
Jim Gallagher (“Der FontMeister”), who had served as Fontographer’s Senior
Support Engineer for eight years and is now Customer Support Manager at
=46ontlab Ltd., enthusiastically adds:
“The rebirth of Fontographer is no longer a myth! The FontLab team has
brought Fontographer into the OS X world. The bug fixes alone are worth the
upgrade. Fontographer is back. Keep the faith!”
=46ontographer 4.7 is available for Mac OS X only and retails at US$349.
Users of Fontographer 4.x can upgrade at US$99, upgrades for older
=46ontographer users and TypeTool users are also available. Fontographer
4.1.5 is still the current version for Windows.
All products from Fontlab Ltd. carry a 60-day satisfaction guarantee.
Visit the Fontographer page at http://www.fontlab.com/fontographer/
About Fontlab Ltd.
=46ontlab Ltd. has stayed at the forefront of digital font management by
remaining devoted to developing font editors and typography products. Their
full line of products is dedicated to solving the most complex typography
issues. These products include: AsiaFont Studio, BitFonter, FogLamp,
=46ontLab, Fontographer, ScanFont, TypeTool, TransType, FontFlasher,
=46ONmaker, SigMaker and CompoCompiler. More information on all Fontlab
products can be seen at www.fontlab.com.