Archive for October, 2018

FontLab VI version 6.1 available

Nonspacing components in FontLab VI 6.1 let you exclude diacritical marks from metrics linking.

FontLab VI version 6.1.0 is now available as a free update to FontLab VI. This major update includes numerous new features, many tiny enhancements to make things work more intuitively, as well as countless bug fixes. This article covers major highlights, and gives brief explanations for some of them. We have another blog post that gives a detailed description of the font filters, components and metrics improvements, and our release notes describe all other improvements and bug fixes.

Highlights

  • Design: Components, improved Metrics expressions, Nonspacing components, Measurements panel, X‐Ray view, display lengths and angles while drawing
  • Font Window: Sidebar, Filters, better character placeholders
  • Variations: Matchmaker enhancements, better kerning coordination across masters, Smart rounding, custom Family names for individual instances
  • Technology: Source panel, VFJ format improvements, customizable location of your user data, layer merging, improvements in TrueType Hinting and OpenType feature editing

The 30‐day trial restarted: Don’t have FontLab VI yet and your previous 30‐day trial run expired? We have restarted the trial period for the 6.1 update, so you can download FontLab VI and enjoy it again for a month! Buy or try it at https://​fontlab​.com/VI

Font filters, components and glyph metrics in FontLab VI 6.1

The enhanced Sidebar now gives you many powerful ways of viewing, sorting and working with the glyphs in your font.

FontLab VI 6.1 is a major free update to FontLab VI that brings a large number of improvements. This article gives a detailed description of the improvements in these areas:

Additional reading: 

  • For a general overview of the FontLab VI 6.1 improvements, see the FontLab VI 6.1 blog post.
  • For a complete description of the improvements and bug fixes in FontLab VI 6.1, see the Release Notes.