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We are pleased to announce that Fontlab Ltd. will release an Intel-native FontLab Studio 5.1 for Mac OS X in July 2011. Currently, the application is undergoing internal testing, and beta versions will be issued to selected testers within the next week.
FontLab Studio 5.1 will be mainly a bugfix release and will be available free of charge to all users of FontLab Studio 5. It will not introduce new features but because it's Intel-native, users on Intel Macs will experience a significant increase in speed (up to 2.5x faster) and stability. Users who upgrade to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion will secure an uninterrupted workflow.
Following the release of FontLab Studio 5.1, Fontlab Ltd. will publish TypeTool 3.1 for Mac OS X, a free update for all users of the popular TypeTool 3 font editor. This update will also make the application Intel-native.
Later this year, Fontlab Ltd. will introduce FontLab Studio 6 (for both Mac OS X and Windows) which will include a number of further improvements and several interesting new features.
Below is a small screenshot showing a development build of FontLab Studio 5.1 running as a Intel-native Mac application:
Stay tuned for more news from Fontlab Ltd.!