FontGear announced Tuesday the release of FontXChange 2.0, an update to the company's font conversion utility. The update adds new naming features, and improves support for some existing features. It also includes a number of bug fixes from previous version.
FontXChange is a font converter that can convert fonts to OpenType (PS), PostScript Type 1, and TrueType for both Macintosh or Windows, and supports Macintosh PostScript Type 1 (font suitcases and printer font files), Macintosh TrueType font suitcases, Apple dfont, Multiple Master, PC TrueType (.ttf), PC PostScript Type 1 (.pfb), and OpenType (.otf).
- New folder naming options
- New file naming options
- New feature to choose how a converted fonts are named in application font menus
- Updated support for previewing different font formats
- Updated support for how certain platform names are read from Name tables
- Updated support for complex contours in Type 1 fonts
- Updated support for the UniqueID field of the Name table
- Updated user interface
- Fixed a bug that could cause problems with resource-fork fonts (e.g. suitcases)
- Fixed a bug that reported a conversion error when a batch conversion was cancelled
- Fixed a bug that caused FontXChange to skip some font files because it thought they were duplicates
- Fixed a DOS file naming issue when converting to the Windows platform.
- Fixed a problem that caused a failure to convert when a filename had "gf" on the end
- Fixed a crash when loading PFM/PFB files into the main window
- Fixed support for file/folder drag-n-drop onto the application icon
FontXChange is available immediately, and is priced at US$99.00 for a single user license, and reigstered owners of pervious versions can upgrade for free. The company also offers a bundle price when purchasing FontXChange with FontDoctor for $129.
[Update: We updated this article with upgrade pricing information. - Editor]