FontLab Studio, TypeTool & Fontographer Mac Updates
We have just released Mac updates for FontLab Studio 5 (5.1.6), TypeTool (3.1.3) and Fontographer (5.2.4) to address recent macOS compatibility issues with the recent macOS 10.14.4 release, and copy/paste problems FontLab Studio and TypeTool on 10.13 and 10.14 (High Sierra and Mojave).
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OpenType I/O opening & export
The old FontLab core code used a system byte-reordering function for 25 years. There was a bug in our code, but in Mac OS 9, and initially in OS X, it still worked fine. We only discovered this bug after Apple changed some details in this system function in macOS 10.14.4. The Apple change was within the specs, but it exposed our bug, and FontLab Studio, Fontographer and TypeTool now couldn’t properly open or export OTFs and TTFs. This is now fixed.
This helps users of FontLab Studio, Fontographer and TypeTool on macOS 10.14.4 and newer; users of older macOS will see no change.
In addition, the above change seems to fix a problem with the “
This helps users of FontLab Studio, Fontographer and TypeTool on all macOS versions.
Our old copy-paste code was based in part on a system API, which Apple removed in macOS 10.13. We updated our code to use exclusively the newer API. Copy-paste now works correctly in the Font window and in the Glyph window. Copy-paste from/to Adobe Illustrator using the new API also works again.
This helps users of FontLab Studio, Fontographer and TypeTool on macOS 10.13 and 10.14, users of older macOS will see no change.
FontLab Studio and TypeTool were using great effort to show and update the progress bar that appeared on many occasions, including during opening and exporting fonts. Opening and exporting fonts is now up to 10 times faster!
This helps users of FontLab Studio and TypeTool on all macOS versions.
Paste in panels
We improved pasting of non-ASCII text into
This helps users of FontLab Studio on all macOS versions.