FontDoctor, a software application for font problem diagnosis and repair on the Mac, has been upgraded to version 4.5. The new version adds a host of new and updated features, including 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.
The Expert Options window now allows full control and customization of the diagnosis and repair process. Plus, FontDoctor for Macintosh can now diagnose and repair older style and outdated bitmap font formats and can convert and update them into a modern compatible format. This repair is required for older fonts to work with some newer applications (including QuarkXPress) and with the forthcoming Mac OS X.
FontDoctor 4.5 includes a font “clean-up” feature that automatically reunites stray PostScript fonts with their sister bitmap fonts on your hard drive. The app supports TrueType, PostScript Type 1, PostScript Type 3, and Multiple Master fonts.
FontDoctor is available for US$69.99 and can be ordered and downloaded from the
Morrison SoftDesign Web site. Owners of earlier versions can upgrade to version 4.5 for free.