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DTL OTMaster 3.7
Nov 2013: Major new version of the technical OpenType font editor (upgrades EUR 50)

DTL OTMaster 3.7 available

Major improvement to the technical OpenType font editor

November 2013

Contact: Ted Harrison
Fontlab Ltd.
403 S.Lincoln, Port Angeles WA 98362, USA
Tel: +1 (509) 272-3260
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Fontlab Ltd. announces the availability of DTL OTMaster 3.7 for Mac OS X and Windows.

Developed by Dutch Type Library and URW++, DTL OTMaster is a technical font viewer and editor that allows in-depth examination and fine low-level tuning of any OpenType font, TrueType font or TrueType Collection. Because of its non-invasive nature, DTL OTMaster allows type designers and font developers to make small modifications to any parts of an .otf, .ttf and .ttc font without changing other aspects of the font. It can also serve as an excellent font quality assurance tool. Professional font users benefit from OTMaster's ability to examine the fonts' inner structures, and to fix some common technical problems. Software vendors and developers will find DTL OTMaster an indispensable tool that will aid their globalization and internationalization efforts.

"While typical font editors convert a font into an intermediate format, and then convert it again when the modified version is exported, OTMaster works directly on the binary tables of an OpenType font. It changes only those parts of the font that it needs to change, leaving other font settings completely intact. This allows for precise, non-destructive font editing. OTMaster is also useful as an in-depth font viewer as it reveals the technical structure of an OpenType font in a graphical user interface. Finally, OTMaster's Glyph Editor tool can be used to modify existing glyphs or add custom symbols or company logos to fonts," said Adam Twardoch, product and marketing manager at Fontlab Ltd.

New features and improvements of OTMaster version 3.7 include:

Working with multiple fonts

  • Compare glyphs across all open fonts with the new Side by Side Viewer tool
  • Easily compare and edit font parameters across all open fonts with the new Table Comparator tool
  • Easily jump to the same table location across all open fonts with keyboard shortcuts

Updated font format support

  • View and edit the new Microsoft color font format (COLR+CPAL tables) with the new Color Viewer tool
  • Edit the optical size range parameter in OS/2 table version 5
  • Import/export Ideographic Variation Sequences (IVS) for CJK fonts
  • Export URW++ font formats
  • Detect name table problems in the improved Consistency Checker tool
  • Enable/disable subroutinization of the CFF table in Preferences

Revamped Glyph Editor tool

  • Detect and automatically fix glyph outline problems with the new Inflections and Flat Curves highlighting and the new Improve tool
  • Reverse overlap removal with the new Disconnector tools (X and I)
  • New Measure, Grid, Guidelines tools
  • Glyph clipboard library
  • Enhanced background layer handling

DTL OTMaster 3.7 for Mac OS X and Windows is available now on fontlab.com at EUR 255. Upgrades for users of previous versions are EUR 50.

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About Fontlab Ltd.
Fontlab 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, FontLab, FontLab Studio, Fontographer, Photofont, ScanFont, TypeTool, TransType, FontFlasher, FONmaker, SigMaker and CompoCompiler. All products from Fontlab Ltd. carry a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. More information on all Fontlab products can be seen at www.fontlab.com.

About Dutch Type Library and URW++
The Dutch Type Library, known for the highly exclusive DTL typefaces since 1990, and the Germany based company URW++ Design & Development GmbH, pioneers in the field of font technology development since the early 1970s, together develop designers tools for professional font production. Their products include: DTL FontMaster, DTL BezierMaster, DTL IkarusMaster, DTL TraceMaster, DTL BlendMaster, DTL KernMaster, DTL ContourMaster, DTL LetterModeller, DTL OTMaster. Dutch Type Library, DTL, DTL FontMaster are trademarks of the Dutch Type Library. URW++ is a registered trademark of URW++ Design & Development GmbH. More information on all DTL products can be seen at www.fonttools.org.