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Fontographer 4.7 for Mac OS X

First upgrade of Fontographer since 1996!

For Immediate Release
Monday, November 28, 2005

Contact: Ted Harrison
Fontlab Ltd.
136 E 8th St., Port Angeles WA 98362, USA
Tel: +1 (509) 272-3260
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Port Angeles, WA, USA — November 28, 2005. Fontlab Ltd. announced today the release of Fontographer 4.7, the first Mac OS X-compatible version of the popular font editor.

What was the first Bézier drawing program for Macintosh computers? Fontographer, created by Altsys in 1985 and later developed by Macromedia. This font editor played a key role in the development of digital font technology by bringing type design to the desk of an individual designer. Easy-to-learn and straightforward, Fontographer remained the favorite font creation tool for many typographers, graphic designers and some professional type designers.

In 1996, Macromedia released Fontographer 4.1.4 for Mac, the last official version of Fontographer for the Macintosh platform. The development of the product went on hold. In May 2005, Fontlab Ltd. licensed Fontographer from Macromedia and made the promise to its users to fix the most crucial bugs and make the product compatible with Mac OS X.

Six months later, Fontlab Ltd. is proud to announce that the promise given to our customers has been fulfilled. Fontographer 4.7 is the first Fontographer ever to run natively in Mac OS X. It also brings some necessary changes such as:

  • support for the Euro character,
  • updated encodings,
  • copy-paste compatibility with new Illustrator and Freehand versions,

as well as numerous bug fixes.

Ted Harrison, President of Fontlab Ltd. explains:
?With our TypeTool product we have a font editor for beginners, hobbyists and students. FontLab Studio and AsiaFont Studio are our high-end products with a certain degree of technical complexity, aimed at professional type designers. Fontographer fills the gap between those products — a font editor for graphic designers and desktop publishers, powerful enough for real-world typography but without the learning curve of our high-end products.?

Jim Gallagher (?Der FontMeister?), who had served as Fontographer?s Senior Support Engineer for eight years and is now Customer Support Manager at Fontlab Ltd., enthusiastically adds:
?The rebirth of Fontographer is no longer a myth! The FontLab team has brought Fontographer into the OS X world. The bug fixes alone are worth the upgrade. Fontographer is back. Keep the faith!?

Fontographer 4.7 is available for Mac OS X only and retails at US$349. Users of Fontographer 4.x can upgrade at US$99, upgrades for older Fontographer users and TypeTool users are also available. Fontographer 4.1.5 is still the current version for Windows.

All products from Fontlab Ltd. carry a 60-day satisfaction guarantee.

Visit the Fontographer page at /font-editor/fontographer/

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?, Fontographer?, ScanFont?, TypeTool?, TransType?, FontFlasher?, FONmaker?, SigMaker? and CompoCompiler?. More information on all Fontlab products can be seen at www.fontlab.com.