FontCreator version 5.6 beta

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FontCreator version 5.6 beta

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:09 pm

I want to inform you about the next upcoming release of FontCreator. Although it is a minor release, it does contain several nice enhancements:

- Improved complete composites (automatically generates outlines for over 2000 glyphs!)
- New and improved transform scripts (for example make a bold version, or add Eastern Europe characters within seconds)
- Auto Center and Zoom Glyph when Window is resized
- Added MainType to the Tools -> Launch menu
- Glyph caption in Overview window now supports "Symbol Character", used to be ISO.
- Improved glyph validation performance
- Numerous enhancements to the transformation features
- Improved background image support
- Enhanced the Kerning window
- Option to resume from last time
- Added a Calculate button to the "Additional Metrics".
- Added the glyph index to the min/max values within the Font Properties window
- Save As and Sort Font buttons
- Added "Open in New Window" when you right-click a composite glyph member

If you are willing to try it, let us know and we'll send you a private download link. We are especially interested in beta testers who are already familiar with FontCreator or other font editing software and can give us feedback about the improved complete composites feature. We have tested it with Latin, but we still need feedback when it comes to other languages.

Thanks for your support!
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:28 pm

The following new features and enhancements will also make it into the new release:

- Metrics and reference lines in the Glyph Edit window
- New feature that ensures valid PostScript glyph names
- Import kerning pairs with their values

We still welcome beta testers, so do contact us in case you are interested. Thanks!
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:28 pm

Just a short note this time.

The beta test phase is coming to an end, so we no longer accept new beta testers. Stay tuned for FontCreator version 5.6!
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