Saw people on this board talk about an application that’s a good (or better) alternative to fontographer. can anyone enlighten?
I have been using FontLab 4.1 since a month, and its a pretty good alternative… allthough i haven’t decifrate some stuﬀ, there are a lot of tool, keyboard shortcuts and operations that are very usefull, besides the visualisation rules CG
I made the jump from Fontographer after 6 years to Font Lab primarily for the Mac OSX compatibility. However, I have since found Font Lab to be a far more powerful program but one with a steep learning curve. If for no other reason, try out Font Lab for its OpenType support. With Macromedia continually referring to a Fontographer update as being “on hold” I felt I had to move on. I believe Font Lab is still avaialbe to registered users of Fontographer for a signiﬁcant discount (it was in January when I got mine). I am in the redraw/metrics stage of my ﬁrst typeface with Font Lab, so I’m still a newbie with it. Others might have more info.
hi, is there somebody who can help converting a type 1 font (mac) to an type 1 font pc. is this possible with fontographer. what i have to do exactly? thanks in advance
eduard: I’m assuming you have a Mac; but if you happen to have a PC, you should download CrossFont from Acute Systems. That should do the trick.
Eduard: The most basic steps for doing this in Fontographer are: 1) Open the PostScript ﬁle in Fontographer 2) Import the metrics from either the bitmap suitcase or the AFM ﬁle 3) Generate a Windows PostScript ﬁle There may be some changes needed to the font family and style information in order for multiple weights to appear under Windows as a uniﬁed family, but this will depend on the typefaces you are working with. That’s about it, really…