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XChange International Releases Fontographer for Mac OS X

Has all the tools to make type manipulation easy for both beginners and professionals (November 29, 2005)

XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of Fontographer 4.7 for Mac OS X. Fontographer 4.7 is the first Fontographer version to run natively in Mac OS X and adds valuable new features such as support for the Euro character, updated encodings and copy-paste compatibility with new Illustrator and Freehand versions. Fontographer has all the tools to make type manipulation easy for both beginners and professionals.

Fontographer lets users easily expand existing fonts to include fractions, symbols, foreign characters, and logos in Type 1, Type 3, and TrueType font formats, as well as create an entire custom typeface from scratch. Fonts created with Fontographer can be used in any program with a font menu on both Windows and Macintosh platforms.

This is the release that the Fontographer user community has been awaiting for nearly a decade. The product was purchased by the current developer and brought up to date for Mac OS X and features were added as well. Users can print key maps of all of a their fonts and keep customisations at their fingertips.

Fontographers fast rendering lets users design, edit, and manipulate fonts in a variety of editing environments. They can preview their work in the Metrics window to see how their characters will look when printed. Fontographer lets users specify, view, and print characters, and includes snap-to-guides and snap-to-points. It also gives users the ability to print samples of characters, keyboard layouts, and kerning pairs for future reference.

Fontographer exports PostScript-language Type 1 fonts, Type 3, TrueType, and Multiple Master fonts for use on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms, with up to 4095 characters in the Windows version or up to 8192 characters in the Mac version. The product also allows for export of EPS and PICT files for use in favourite drawing programs.

Import formats include: PC/Mac Type 1, PC/Mac TrueType, EPS (Only the Mac version can import and export Mac format fonts), up to 4095 characters (Windows version) or 8192 characters (Mac version)

The product includes 620+ pages of documentation (manual and tech notes).

System requirements: Fontographer 4.7 for Mac: Macintosh computer with 64MB RAM and a hard drive. Mac OS X 10.2 or higher.

Fontographer 4.1.5 for Windows: Any Pentium-class computer with 16 MB RAM and a hard drive, Windows 95, 98, NT.

Fontographer 4.7 for Mac OS X is available now through XChange International for £209.00. Upgrades from version 4.1 are available for £59.00. To order, or for more information, users can visit, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 during UK business hours. Email address is

About XChange
XChange are a leading distributor of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension® technology; Adobe InDesign®, Acrobat® and Photoshop® Plug-ins® and other design and publishing utilities. XChange offer extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalogue or online at their web site. The company are headquartered in Central London and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.

XChange International 17-18 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 5NQ United Kingdom

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