FontCreator - Release History

FontCreator 8.0 [Jun 5, 2014]
  • Visual editing of OpenType Layout Glyph Positioning (GPOS) including, but not limited to:
    • OpenType based kerning pairs
    • Mark to Base and Mark to Mark attachments
    • Anchor Manager
  • CFF based exporting
  • Unicode 6.3 support
  • Complete unicode blocks
  • Redesigned font export workflow
  • Better automatic hinting
  • Easier editing of customizable data files
FontCreator 7.5 [Aug 2, 2013]
  • Added support for scalable color fonts
FontCreator 7.0.1 [June 21, 2013]
  • Added glyph tagging
  • Added glyph name generation
  • OpenType Layout Feature glyph name list updated
  • Added support for "Multiple" substitutions in the OpenType Layout Feature Editor
  • Added support for multiple backtrack, input and lookahead groups for chained contextual lookup tables
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements
FontCreator 7.0 [April 25, 2013]
  • Completely redesigned overview window
  • Opening and exporting of fonts in WOFF file format
  • OpenType Layout Features
  • Project based font editing
  • More operations have Undo/Redo support
  • Support for Jumplists and Taskbar progress in Windows 7 and up
  • Optical Metrics
FontCreator 6.5 [November 8, 2011]
  • Added override range feature
  • Updated registered vendor data
  • User editable sample text in font test dialog
  • Free Draw
  • Enhanced the visual validation feedback within the glyph edit window
  • Improved preview toolbar
  • Auto correct postscript names on loading a font
  • Support for OpenType fonts which exceed CFF Subroutine stack limits
FontCreator 6.2 [October 13, 2010]
  • Updated Unicode data to version 6.0
  • Added Position transform feature
  • Improved import of vector based images
  • Extended composite data
  • Several new and updated transform scripts
  • Minor tweaks and bug fixes
FontCreator 6.1 [March 25, 2010]
  • Automatic online version checking
  • New toolbar: window tabs
  • Mouse wheel zoom support (glyph edit window)
  • Full Unicode support
  • Performance enhancements
  • Font installation fix for Windows x64
  • Numerous other improvements and bug fixes
FontCreator 6.0.1 [July 18, 2009]
  • Improved import vector based images
  • Improved support for Windows Big5, PRC, and Wansung
  • Enabled Font Test during trial period
  • Fixed Font Install issue
FontCreator 6.0 [June 17, 2009]
  • Added import vector based images (ai/eps/pdf)
  • Improved import raster based images
  • Advanced drag and drop support
  • Added alphanumeric to the glyph sort feature
  • Updated font vendor list
  • Background image enhancements
  • Improved complete composites
  • New feature that copies existing glyph to the background image
  • Improved codepage calculation
  • Enhanced the Smoothing (Grayscale) window
  • Improved cubic to quadratic bezier curve conversion (affects AI/EPS/PDF imports as well as .otf to .ttf conversions)
FontCreator 5.6 [July 19, 2007]
  • 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
  • Launch MainType from the Tools, Launch Externals Submenu or the button on the Standard toolbar
  • 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
  • Metrics and reference lines in the Glyph Edit window
  • New feature that ensures valid PostScript glyph names
  • Added import kerning pairs with their values
  • Added Open link in webbrowser buttons to specific naming fields
  • New fonts come with predefined outlines
  • Sort glyphs by Microsoft code points, standard Macintosh ordering, PostScript name, or glyph type
FontCreator 5.5 [May 30, 2006]
  • Changed product name from Font Creator to FontCreator
  • Enhanced user interface with additional buttons for frequent commands
  • More shortcuts and commands to context menus
  • Support for Unicode input (At least Windows 2000 or Windows XP is required)
  • New drawing tools: rectangle and ellipse
  • Improved glyph validation
  • Improved PANOSE settings
  • Added a font preview to the open installed fonts dialog
  • Improved the font test dialog
  • Added align and distribute operations
  • Improved transform wizard (added Insert Characters and Complete Composites)
  • Improved "Select Incomplete glyphs"
FontCreator 5.0 [January 12, 2005]
  • Changed product name from Font Creator Program to Font Creator
  • Better support for adding (ranges of) characters
  • More calculation support in the Font Settings window
  • Enhanced grid options
  • Snap to grid and snap to guidelines for bearings
  • Support for CFF based OpenType fonts (.otf files)
  • Complete composites; quickly add diacritical marks to incomplete glyphs
  • Contour operations: union, intersection, exclusion and knife
  • Bearings tab on the Transform toolbar
  • Improved glyph validation
  • Comparison toolbar