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Icon Apple Font Tool Suite 3.1

Download Apple Font Tools Release 3.1.0, a suite of command line tools for working with font files. This is a single installer package, complete with 60 page Tutorial, User documentation and Quick Reference.
New additions to the tool suite:
- ftxstamper - sets version strings programmatically.
- FontProoferX - generates test documents for whole repertoire.
- MorxTester - traces AAT ligature actions.
Note that the documentation is placed in /Developer/Documentation/FontTools/
Installer package containing command line tools and applications for OS X 10.4.x with tutorial.
Tools and Applications in The Font Tool Suite:
- ftxanalyzer
- ftxdiff
- ftxdumperfuser
- ftxenhancer
- ftxinstalledfonts
- ftxruler
- ftxvalidator
- ftxdumpfond
- ftxfusefond
- ftxstamper (new in 3.1.0)
- FontProoferX (new in 3.1.0)
- MorxTester (new in 3.1.0)
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: May 2, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 8.2 MB
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icon Dial-a-Font X

Dial-a-Font X is an easy to use program designed to help userse quickly and efficiently find the right font for a particular need. Each font installed on your computer is displayed in a Font List Box and each can be selected and displayed in the Main Viewing Area.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Becreative.com
  • Modification Date: February 14, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 572 Kb
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Icon FontAgent Pro 4.0.3

Using FontAgent Pro repairs, optimize and organize your fonts. Then you can build font libraries and cascading sets that you can activate, manage, preview, print and more.
* Find, Optimize and Organize Your Fonts
* Create Libraries and Nested Sets
* Activate Fonts Any Way You Want
* Preview and Select Exactly the Fonts You Need
* Print and Export Fonts Easily
  • License: Demo, $100
  • Author/Publisher: Insider Software
  • Modification Date: December 1, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 20.0 MB
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Icon FontBook 4.5

Key features of Fontbook:
Printing of uninstalled fonts (Mac OS X only for complete folders)
Printing and display of all characters of a font in your system or on your harddisk
Display of the key combinations to access all characters inside a font
Various layouts for printing the samples
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Lemke Software
  • Modification Date: March 14, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 10.4 MB
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Icon FontBuddy 2.2.1

FontBuddy 2 is a font viewer. It shows and prints all the characters of any installed font. It provides the keystroke(s), ASCII and Unicode for any characters. Any character can be copied for pasting into word processors. Makes it easy to use those hard-to-find special characters. FontBuddy 2 can print sample of both installed and uninstalled fonts.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Vincent Jalby
  • Modification Date: April 24, 2003
  • Requirements: Mac OS 8.1 or higher
DownloadClassic PPC File Size: 714 Kb
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Icon FontCard 1.5

FontCard is a haxie that modifies the Font menu in Carbon and Cocoa applications. It can add an icon that displays the format of a font next to the font menu item, display the font name in the font face, group fonts into submenus, and add font collections to the font menu.
  • License: Shareware, $17
  • Author/Publisher: Unsanity
  • Modification Date: June 5, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - Not Compatible with Leopard
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 4.7 MB
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icon Fontcase 1.1.2

Fontcase is a font management application that provides an elegant and powerful workflow to help you organise the fonts you have installed on your system. Designed to be an iTunes for your fonts, Fontcase has a powerful tagging system, which is designed to let you control your fonts like you control your music.
  • License: Shareware, $46
  • Author/Publisher: Bohemian Coding
  • Modification Date: April 19, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 6.5 MB
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Icon FontCat 5.2

FontCat makes it easy to view fonts without having to install them first. You can print out a listing of your fonts, or view them on-screen. You can create custom layouts to print font specimen sheets, print to PDF files or image files for viewing or sending to clients.
View all OSX type fonts - Postscript, TrueType, dFonts, OpenType,
Windows TrueType, and Windows Postscript (pfb)
Create custom layouts to print font samples or catalogs
View multiple fonts at once on a Quick View format
View fonts in a slide show format
Customize the display of fonts
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Ken Stahlman
  • Modification Date: March 6, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 19.1 MB
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Icon FontChecker 10.3.2

FontChecker unlocks the world of Mac OS X fonts! Explore worlds that you didn't even know were there. Compare FontChecker to any other font inspection utility on Mac OS X and decide for yourself which has the most character.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Author/Publisher: WunderMoosen
  • Modification Date: December 3, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 3.2 MB
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Icon FontDoc 1.2.1

One day I got very sick of maintaining samples of my 300 fonts by hand. So I wrote this. I'm anticipating great rewards when it comes time to pick the perfect font for the titles in my next iMovie.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Allen Smith
  • Modification Date: January 21, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 147 Kb
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Icon FontDoctor 7.6

FontDoctor is the leading industry standard software for font problem diagnosis, repair, and organization. FontDoctor is a professional software tool that will locate and eliminate hard-to-find font problems that wreak havoc on the Macintosh system performance and applications. FontDoctor will scan font folders (on local hard drives or over a network) to locate and repair common font illnesses, including missing Postscript fonts, missing bitmaps, corrupt/damaged fonts, font ID conflicts, extra fonts sizes, mixed fonts types, and lots more.
  • License: Demo, $70
  • Author/Publisher: Morrison SoftDesign
  • Modification Date: October 20, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 7.0 MB
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Icon FontExplorer X Pro 2.0

Experience an ultra-intuitive interface, a reliable architecture and a powerful feature set that provides quick access and control over your fonts.
FontExplorer X Pro is also your command center when connected to the new FontExplorer X Server solution. Using FontExplorer X Pro, you're able to control your local library from one location, as well as use and manage all server-based fonts assigned to you. Administrators are able to easily distribute fonts and assign usage rights.
  • License: Demo, $79
  • Author/Publisher: Linotype Library GmbH
  • Modification Date: January 2, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 35.3 MB - FontExplorer X Pro
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 9.6 MB - Linotype FontExplorer X 1.2.3
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Icon Font Finagler 1.0

If you're having problems like in the image below, it could be caused by corrupt font cache files. What appears to be happening is that incorrect or corrupted encoding vector information is being used when mapping the character codes as input by your keyboard to the glyphs they represent in the problematically cached font.
You can use Font Finagler's Font Cache Cleaner feature to purge these cache files in an attempt to restore normal behavior, and to help rule out a font cache corruption as the sole cause of the problem. If, however, you use Font Cache Cleaner but the problem remains, then it could be caused by a font conflict, by a corrupt or less-than-ideal-quality font, or by an underlying OS X font-handling bug. Try removing fonts to isolate the problematic fonts that are causing this behavior.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Mark Douma
  • Modification Date: January 23, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 3.9 MB
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icon FontForge 20080828

An outline font editor that lets you create your own postscript, truetype, opentype, cid-keyed, multi-master, cff, svg and bitmap (bdf, FON, NFNT) fonts, or edit existing ones. Also lets you convert one format to another. FontForge has support for many macintosh font formats.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: George Williams
  • Modification Date: August 28, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and X11
DownloadIntel File Size: 5.1 MB - Intel version for Leopard
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 5.1 MB - PPC version for Leopard
DownloadIntel File Size: 8.9 MB - Intel version for Tiger
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 8.9 MB - PPC version for Tiger
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Icon FontLab Studio 5.0.3

FontLab Studio 5 is our next-generation professional font editor for Mac and Windows. It is the comprehensive solution for font foundries, professional type designers, typographers and graphic design studios, allowing them to design type, create and modify fonts. FontLab Studio 5 supports all major outline font formats, including Type 1, TrueType, Multiple Master and OpenType.
  • License: Demo, $649
  • Author/Publisher: FontLab Ltd.
  • Modification Date: May 29, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 7.6 MB
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Icon FontLister 1.0.4

You can use FontLister to create a SimpleText file which lists all of the Fonts currently installed in your system. Each font in the list will be displayed in its own font. If you wish, you can then print out the list (using SimpleText) and use it as a referance.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Scott Dunbar
  • Modification Date: June 9, 1998
  • Requirements: PPC
DownloadClassic PPC File Size: 80 Kb
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icon Font Mate 1.1.1

Font Mate is a simple program to help you see how fonts look on your computer, and to help you find symbol characters.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Tellura Information Services Ltd.
  • Modification Date: July 31, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 2.1 MB
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Icon Fontographer 4.7.3

Easily expand existing fonts to include fractions, symbols, foreign characters, and logos in Type 1, Type 3, and TrueType fonts, or create an entire typeface from scratch. Fonts created with Fontographer can be used in any program with a font menu on Windows and Macintosh platforms. Fontographer is now integrated into the FontLab line of digital typography tools.
  • License: Demo, $349
  • Author/Publisher: Fontlab Ltd.
  • Modification Date: March 14, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 3.0 MB
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Icon Font Sampler 0.5

Font Sampler is a small utility to help you view your fonts. Font Sampler allows you to view all your fonts in one big list. It supports different colors of backgrounds and text, size, your own custom phrase to view the fonts in, and the ability to underline the fonts. Font Sampler does not bold or italic fonts because that happens inside a typeface.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Dot Software
  • Modification Date: October 2, 2003
  • Requirements: Mac OS X
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 102 Kb
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icon FontSight 3.2

FontSight Features:
- adds visual font menu to all Cocoa Apps
- one-click install (and uninstall)
- selecting new font changes the selected text's typeface
- View and print all fonts at any size
- set size, style and location of menu
  • License: Shareware, $19
  • Author/Publisher: Stone Design
  • Modification Date: November 27, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.1 MB
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Icon Fonts Manager 3.9.3

Fonts Manager is similar to the Mac OS Extensions Manager, but it is more like a Desk Accessory. It allows the enabling and disabling of font suitcases and printer fonts in 'Sets'. It supports export of 'Sets', import of saved 'Sets', Balloon Help, and a Help Topics system. It is NOT a Control Panel or Extension; thus it works on ALL Macs with System 7.1 or later, including Mac OS 8, without modifying the NORMAL startup and operation of your computer.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Ed Hopkins
  • Modification Date: April 10, 2001
  • Requirements: System 7.1 or higher
Download680x0Classic PPC File Size: 369 Kb
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icon FontThing 1.4.7

Preview and install fonts with ease. Double-click a font in any location to preview, install, or temporarily activate and deactivate. Allows you to use fonts in documents that are not installed in your fonts folder. Create font catalogs with drag and drop ease.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: piDog
  • Modification Date: January 7, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 1.5 MB
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Icon FontView 1.59

FontView is a Mac OS application that displays a font's full character set. Characters (or glyphs) can be examined closely by simply double-clicking on a character. Other options supply information on the current type face and FOND, FONT/NFNT, TrueType, and PostScript font resources. FontView can also be used preview fonts before installing them in your system by letting you open font suitcase files.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Simon Brown
  • Modification Date: September 28, 1999
  • Requirements: System 7 or higher
Download680x0Classic PPC File Size: 270 Kb
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Icon FontViewer 1.5.4

FontViewer is a simple but elegant font viewer that allows you to preview all fonts in your fonts folder. They can be displayed in various sizes and styles (i.e. bold, italic, shadow, etc.) with the click of a mouse. FontViewer also features the ability to display your fonts in a slideshow, to create font lists for easy printing and font comparison, and more. FontViewer also features an easy to use character map and font comparison tool.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Jason Williams/Creative Box
  • Modification Date: August 24, 2003
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 1.1 MB
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icon FontXChange 1.6

FontXChange can easily convert fonts to OpenType (PS), PostScript Type 1, and TrueType for both Macintosh or Windows.
Useful features include:
- Batch processing for converting entire font libraries
- Preferences to set font encodings
- Font inspection window with preview
- Support for many font encodings, including Adobe Standard, Unicode, Mac Roman, and Windows ANSI, and European.
FontXChange is designed to understand many different font formats and can convert fonts into many different formats. This makes FontXChange useful to:
- Convert PostScript Type 1 fonts (Macintosh or Windows format) into a single modern OpenType font file that works on both Macintosh & Windows. End the headaches of the outdated two-file system of screen font and printer font combinations. Just one font file that works.
- Recreate missing screen fonts using a PostScript font file in any format.
- Convert TrueType fonts to PostScript fonts. No more printing problems and incompatibilities associated with TrueType fonts and high-end output devices.
- Convert Windows fonts to Macintosh and vice-versa. Easily share fonts across different computers, even different operating systems.
  • License: Demo, $99
  • Author/Publisher: Morrison SoftDesign
  • Modification Date: October 14, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 28.2 MB
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Icon The Fontz 4.3.3

Using the Fontz Viewer window, you can view your installed or uninstalled fonts in a wysiwyg list (displayed in their font faces) with your own sample text and live text resizing. Toggle the wysiwyg display between your sample text phrase and font names.
With the Fontz Browser you can quickly browse through a list of font names and see each font displayed with the attributes you choose: sample text, size, color, alignment, and background color.
Run a font slideshow with font attributes your choose and that can be adjusted while the slideshow is running: size, color, sample text, alignment, and background color.
Create font groups according to your own criteria for even faster font location.
Print and save wysiwyg font lists.
  • License: Shareware, $12
  • Author/Publisher: Terry Findlay
  • Modification Date: November 14, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 2.6 MB
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Icon MacFont 3.01

MacFont allows you to display/print a list of your TrueType, PostScript and bitmapped fonts. MacFont allows:
- to print the fonts without installing them!
- to format printing using editable templates.
  • License: Shareware, $12
  • Author/Publisher: Bruno Di Gleria
  • Modification Date: May 16, 1998
  • Requirements: 680x0 or PPC
Download680x0Classic PPC File Size: 193 Kb - Fat version
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Icon Suitcase Fusion

Fusing the power of Font Reserve with the award-winning usability of Suitcase, Suitcase Fusion is the next-generation professional font manager and the only one to provide the industrial-strength features to ensure hassle-free, reliable font management no matter how many fonts you use, how many documents you work with or how demanding your workflow.
  • License: Demo, $100
  • Author/Publisher: Extensis
  • Modification Date: January 12, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 31.4 MB
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Icon TransType Pro 3.0.2

Our universal font converter allows you to convert practically any font into any other format on Mac and PC.
TransType converts fonts between major font formats: PostScript Type 1, TrueType, Multiple Master. The Pro edition also supports OpenType.
  • License: Demo, $179
  • Author/Publisher: Font Lab
  • Modification Date: April 1, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 or higher
DownloadClassic PPCOS X PPC File Size: 4.6 MB
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icon TrueBlue 3.3

TrueBlue is a free font conversion utility that converts True Type fonts (TTF) to PostScript Type 1 fonts (PS).
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Stone Design
  • Modification Date: October 10, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 754 Kb
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Icon TT FontCovert 1.0

TT FontConvert is a small utility to convert Macintosh TrueType fonts to a format usable by Windows and other operating systems. TT FontConvert can convert any TrueType font installed on your Macintosh or PowerMacintosh to the Windows format.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Evan P. Hall
  • Modification Date: December 9, 1997
  • Requirements: 680x0 or PPC
Download680x0Classic PPC File Size: 264 Kb
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Icon Typeset 3.0.2

Typeset is a font viewing tool designed with both home users and creative professionals in mind. It lets you easily view and organize your font collection, to find the best font for your project. You can change the styles, instantly search for a favorite typeface, display more details about a font, or even drag and drop font files to the Finder. All of this can be done in an elegant and straightforward user interface.
  • License: Shareware, $13
  • Author/Publisher: Waterfall Software
  • Modification Date: October 30, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 650 Kb
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Icon TypeTool 3.0

TypeTool is our basic font editor for Mac OS and for Windows. For students, hobby typographers and creative professionals who occasionally need to create or customize fonts.
  • License: Demo, $99
  • Author/Publisher: Font Lab
  • Modification Date: March 26, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 6.1 MB
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Icon You Control: Fonts 1.3.1

Built upon the award-winning You Control custom menu utility, You Control: Fonts allows you to create a custom font menu that not only displays the fonts in their own typeface, but also groups your fonts by family, so your font menus are more streamlined making it easier to find your fonts.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: You Software
  • Modification Date: July 20, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 3.2 MB
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