12 products in 12 months of 2005: FontLab Studio 5 for Mac OS X released

twardoch's picture

Fontlab Ltd. is proud to announce the release of the 12th (!) product this year. After TransType SE 2.5 for Mac and Windows, TransType Pro 3.0 for Mac and Windows, FogLamp for Mac and Windows, Photofont Start for Mac and Windows, Sigmaker 2 for Mac, Fontographer 4.7 for Mac and FontLab Studio 5 for Windows, we have just released FontLab Studio 5 for Mac, the long-awaited next-generation professional font editor for Mac OS X.

Come and see:
http://www.fontlab.com/The-News/Announcements/FontLab-Studio-5/

As Yuri Yarmola just put it: "What a crazy year!"

Best,
Adam Twardoch
Fontlab Ltd.

dezcom's picture

"comma and period (i believe)"

Curious choice.

ChrisL

paul d hunt's picture

well if you hold shift down, you get < and > respectively. >^P

dezcom's picture

"well if you hold shift down, you get < and > respectively. >^P"

Doh! :-)

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

Paul,

I think what hubertjocham and I were really refering to is the icon "Next/Previous" arrow iconbs that used to be in the upper left corner (not the keyboard command).

ChrisL

paul d hunt's picture

aha. you'll find those buried in preferences too. under customize> commands, you'll see the arrows in a box to the right. drag them from there to your toolbar. i think i had to do that for a couple things as well, including the magic wand...

dezcom's picture

I guess I am wondering about the decision making as to what was to be default and what was to be banished to the bowels of preferences. I know I am not the model user so I don't expect FL5 to be designed for me. I just wonder what prompted removal of certain things. I would have welcomed removing the typical " cut copy paste print save" icons which I never use since keyboard commands for all Mac programs cover the same turf.
I think the default settings should present what was there before with everything open so you can see it. The Metrics window should come default with the table of metrics above it open. Why the text entering field was moved below and right and made smaller makes no sense to me.

Oh well, I'll just have to forget everything I learned in 4.6 last year and start over as if I never touched the program.

ChrisL

paul d hunt's picture

you want the text up top? hit the button at the top right of the text field that looks like a grey & white window. although i like it on bottom and i like all the new features available with this configuration.

dezcom's picture

Thanks Paul!

ChrisL

sim's picture

>Do you know where the arrows are to go to next and previous characters?

On Mac OSX, use the scroll wheel with the command key to go back and forth on characters. Really efficient.

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