Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 16th Jan 2003 03:04 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces One of the most important visual parts of any operating system is of course, the fonts. Many times users on the net have argued about bad quality fonts used (installed by default) on alternative OSes. For the companies or individuals who would like to resolve such issues and create original and high quality fonts for their OSes (and not just for OSes), I would like to introduce them to FontLab 4.5.1.
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Price tag
by Don Cox on Thu 16th Jan 2003 10:38 UTC

"oh well, such is life with professional software."

Yes, that is a typical price for design software. Adobe and Macromedia
sell their programs for similar prices.

There is a much cheaper font design program (Typesmith) available for
AmigaOS, but it doesn't have all the features of FontLab.

Designing a font is not a task to be undertaken lightly - at least,
not if it's a text or web text font. There are hundreds of characters
to draw, and they all have to look good together, not just
individually.