The FontDoctor is in the house — and revved up to version 4.6, which adds support for the new OpenType font format. And a Mac OS X version is in the works.
The application from Morrison SoftDesign is designed to help users tackle font problem diagnosis and repair on the Mac.
In version 4.6, besides OpenType support, there’s also support for PC formatted TrueType fonts (.ttf). Plus, compatibility issues with ATM Deluxe have been addressed. The ‘Doctor offers repair methods for damaged font tables (kerning, glyph width, etc.), font ID conflicts, duplicate fonts, extra font sizes, mixed font types (TrueType and PostScript), missing bitmaps and PostScript fonts, and more.
It supports TrueType (Mac and PC formats), PostScript Type 1, PostScript Type 3, OpenType and Multiple Master fonts. FontDoctor costs US$69.99 and can be downloaded from the
Morrison SoftDesign Web site. Owners of earlier versions can upgrade to version 4.6 for free. Mac OS X native support is slated for the middle of this month and will also be a free update to currently registered users.