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I have almost no experience with Illustrator at all, but I understand many typeface desginers use it for drawing outlines, so I wonder what its advantages over, say, FontLab -- merely as a tool for drawing outlines -- are.
Can it do things FontLab can't? Does it offer better algorithms for transforming outlines than FontLab does? Is it just simpler to use? Please share your thoughts!