Do the pros making fonts these days for the big foundries really use [[FontLab]] (or, I suppose, [[Fontographer]])?
I recently finished work on a font I needed for internal purposes, but for the sake of education, I decided to make the font as "complete", as I could; I implemented a full character set, went through the process of class-based metrics and kerning, etc., even though these features really weren't needed.
I designed the glyphs in [[Adobe Illustrator|Illustrator]], and while that went fine, the process of creating an actual font using FontLab was incredibly tedious. I found the program to be unstable and buggy in numerous aspects, not the least of which was the "dissapearing metrics classes" I posted about last week (which others have apparently encountered as well).
To be honest, I'd love to make more fonts, but the prospect of having to wade through the FontLab jungle again for such a labor-intensive project is a deal-breaker.
So, to restate my question, would someone working on a complete typeface project (as in, multiple weights, styles, "Pro" character sets, etc.), like say, Myriad, or Caslon, or whatever, actually use FontLab? I can't imagine getting halfway through a project like that without killing myself. :)
If there's anything better out there, I'd *love* to know about it.