2015‐01‐27: Updated builds 2015‐01‐23 available (segmentation fault 11 bug fixed; better handling of guidelines and composites, TTH bug fixed)
FontLab vfb2ufo is a two‐way command‐line converter for Mac OS X and Windows. It’s available free of charge from FontLab.
vfb2ufo converts between development font formats: VFB and UFO (including the compressed variant UFOZ). It converts both ways: from VFB to UFO (or UFOZ) and from UFO (or UFOZ) to VFB. If you supply it with a VFB, it will output a UFO (or UFOZ if you use the -z option). If you supply it with a UFO or a UFOZ, it will output a VFB. It converts one VFB or UFO or UFOZ at a time, but you can write batch scripts to facilitate conversion of multiple files at once.
Holiday sale on the font creation and editing program for graphic designers, Fontographer 5. Save $133, only $266 with coupon.1/3OFFFORFIVEDAYSWITHCOUPONCODE! (Coupon expires midnight PST, Friday 12 Dec 2014.)
Yes, as a Cyber Monday special, we just marked down our flagship product, FontLab Studio 5. We figure it’s already Monday for our friends to the east of us! Regular price isUS $649, now $324.50. HALFOFFFOR36HOURS! (Ends 8 am Tuesday PST, Dec 22014.)
Monday September 22 is your last day to get the incredibly powerful and useful OTMaster 3.7 font editing tool from our friends at Dutch Type Library and URW++ is 50% off! For even more savings, you can save 25% on Fontographer 5 in a bundle with OT Master at half off!
Note for Mac users: the Mac versions of BitFonter and ScanFont do not work natively on the most recent Mac OS versions; for those users we have created a special installer that runs the Windows version of the app in a WINE wrapper, on Mac OS. We find this works pretty well, but the Mac versions not being native is one of the reasons we are reducing the price.
Superfamilies of closely related typefaces have become a common feature of typography in the twenty‐first century. Sumner Stone talks about their history and conceptual background, and examines and discusses examples from his own work and that of other type designers, both historical and contemporary.