|Created on||2021-07-12 06:21:39|
|Files||FontLab 188.8.131.5222.zip (81.36 MB)|
FontLab 7 for macOS is a modern, professional font editor, crafted for type designers and font geeks. It lets you create, open, modify, draw, space, kern, hint and export desktop, web, color and variable OpenType fonts for any Unicode writing system, from Latin, Cyrillic and Greek, to Arabic, Hebrew and Indic, all the way to Chinese, Japanese, emoji, symbols and icons.
FontLab brought in the best of their classic apps, FontLab Studio and Fontographer, including many familiar keyboard FontLab shortcuts. But they reconsidered and streamlined every function. FontLab also gives you groundbreaking new drawing tools and responsive contour operations to make your design process easier and more efficient, whether you窶决e an expert or a beginner. FontLab now supports color and variability, so you can explore these new possibilities and expand your creative reach.
FontLab 7 Summary
DRAWING & IMPORTING
- Draw outline-based glyphs using the Brush, Pencil, Rapid, Pen, Ellipse, and Rectangle tools, in a fractional coordinate space with live rounding into integer coordinates.
- Use upright and slanted grids, flexible guidelines, snapping suggestions and live measurement tools for consistent and precise vector drawing.
- Paste and import PDF, EPS & SVG vector artwork, scanned character sets or color bitmap glyphs, and turn them into monochrome fonts via customizable autotracing, and into color fonts.
- Draw calligraphic letterforms using a live, adjustable PowerBrush tool, assign and expand strokes.
- Natively edit cubic PostScript Bテゥzier curves and quadratic TrueType curves, including overlapping open paths, using the Contour, Knife, Scissors and Fill tools. Convert between the curve types with adjustable precision.
- Find and fix outline problems with FontAudit. Automatically clean up and optimize outline drawings, balance segments and modify curve tension, harmonize G2 curvature, create and remove overlapping paths, apply non-destructive ink traps and rounded corners.
- Automatically change weight, create contour versions, apply effects to outline and bitmap glyphs.
- Build glyphs from Components that point to other glyphs, or from Element References that cross-reference each other and can be edited anywhere they appear. Decompose a component and unlink a reference to make local changes only. Use Auto layers to build predefined glyphs and keep them automatically updated.
- Blend, interpolate and extrapolate fonts, create intermediate weights and styles, build extensive font families and variable OpenType PS & TT fonts with intermediate font and glyph masters, conditional glyph substitutions, and automatic masters matching for point-compatible outlines.
SPACING & KERNING
- Space entire phrases and kern according to planned pair lists. Apply tracking, modify widths, sidebearings and kerning globally or for selected glyphs.
- Automatically or manually link metrics between glyphs using complex expressions.
- Kern between classes and glyphs in a UFO- and OpenType-compatible way, with exceptions.
- Automatically build kerning classes.
- Automatically calculate metrics and kerning, or use autokerning suggestions as you kern manually.
- Audit Kerning to find class kerning combinations that produce visual conflicts, and automatically convert them to exceptions.
- Create, open, edit and export monochrome outline fonts with single masters (desktop and web) and multiple masters (variable), color fonts (with multi-layer editable glyphs, SVG glyphs or bitmap glyphs).
- Compare fonts, merge and split font glyph sets and variations. Modify fonts, glyphs, metrics, kerning and technical font information. Convert between font formats, improve screen appearance with automatic and manual hinting. Exchange font source with other font creation apps.
- Full Unicode support.
- Advanced OpenType Layout features creation with FEA format and Adobe FDK for OpenType.
- Kern feature optimization by KLTF.
- Feature preview with the HarfBuzz world-ready engine.
- Windows screen preview with genuine Microsoft ClearType (even on the Mac).
- Variations with MutatorMath and fontTools.varLib.
- Open and export OpenType-PS/CFF (OTF), OpenType TT / TrueType (TTF), Variable OpenType TT (TTFgvar), Variable OpenType PS (OTFCFF2), Color OpenType (TTFSVG, COLR, CBDT, sbix), PostScript Type 1 (PFB/PFA), Web fonts (WOFF2, WOFF, EOT), FontLab (VFB, VFC, VFJ), UFO 2 & 3, designSpace, Glyphs.app (glyphs).
- Also open BitFonter Photofont (PHFPNG, SVG), Fontographer (FOG), Ikarus, and any of the above in ZIP files.
- macOS 10.12 Sierra – macOS 10.15 Catalina
- Web Site
- Developer Website
What’s New in FontLab 184.108.40.20622
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