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FontLab Studio Reviews

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?More stable performance, a more logical menu structure as well as numerous new useful functions such as the Trace tool, the Shape Groups as well as the Metrics and Kerning Classes constitute a noticeable advancement of FontLab Studio. If you get FontLab Studio 5, you won?t regret it.?
? PAGE, April 2006, read full review

?If you are looking to create a new font then you should really check into this application. If it can't do it then it more than likely can't be done.?
? MacNation, Nov 2003

?The program was clearly designed from the ground up with international needs in mind.?
? The LISA Newsletter: Globalization Insider

?I believe that it's worth every penny.?
? OS news online, Jan 2003

?FontLab is an impressive font editor that combines rich functionality with a streamlined interface.?
? Wow Web Designs, July 2001

Reviews for FontLab Studio 5

FontLab Studio 5 in Blog Critics Magazine 12 November 2007 

"I love the multi-line preview. I like the way that tools can be arranged and hidden and I like the much more logical menu design. I also like the ease at which one can work within the metrics window."

FontLab Studio for Mac on Versiontracker.com (rated 4.2 out of 5)

FontLab Studio 5 for Windows on Versiontracker.com (rated 4.5 out of 5)

FontLab Studio 5 f?r Mac im Test by Oliver Linke, PAGE (Germany), issue 04.06, April 2006, page 88
?More stable performance, a more logical menu structure as well as numerous new useful functions such as the Trace tool, the Shape Groups as well as the Metrics and Kerning Classes constitute a noticeable advancement of FontLab Studio. If you get FontLab Studio 5, you won?t regret it. Altogether, it is a successful upgrade.? (read full review)

Type Designer?s Delight: FontLab Studio 5 for Windows, article by Adam Twardoch (Fontlab Ltd.) in Typo 14, March 2005

 

Earlier FontLab Reviews

Review of FontLab 4.6 in MacNation, 2 Nov 2003 (rated 5 out of 5)
?If you are looking to create a new font then you should really check into this application. If it can't do it then it more than likely can't be done.?

Review of FontLab 4.5 by Arle Lommel, The LISA Newsletter: Globalization Insider XII/3.2
?Despite its complex interface and the need for simplification of common tasks, I would highly recommend FontLab to any users who need to generate fonts for use in multilingual workflows. The program was clearly designed from the ground up with international needs in mind, and this is where the program truly shines.?

Highly Scriptable, OpenType-Compatible Font Editor Deserves to Be the Typography Professional's Choice by Amy Conger, MacWorld, July 2003 (rated ****)
?Professionals who take the time to tackle FontLab's toolbars will be rewarded with its power and ease of use (...). People accustomed to Fontographer's interface will find FontLab somewhat familiar but far more advanced, and FontLab will also accommodate users who relish the Python scripting capabilities of RoboFog.?

Review in MacAddict, May 2003, page 53 (rated ?awesome?, 5 out of 5)

Using FontLab 4.5.1 to Create High Quality Fonts by Eugenia Loli-Queru, OS news online magazine, 16 January 2003
?I believe that it worths every penny. (...) Operating system makers are encouraged to at least download the demo and try it out?

Review on the Typo-L list serv, December 1, 2002

Review in The Internet Eye magazine, Jan 2002

FontLab vs. Fontographer, MacUser UK, 11 Jan 2002

Review of FontLab 4 and Fontographer, Graphics Unleashed, 12/2001, rated 4 1/2 out of 5

FontLab 4.5 in Wow Web Designs, 16 July 2001
?FontLab is an impressive font editor that combines rich functionality with a streamlined interface.?

FontLab 3.1 by Andrew Shalat, MacWorld, 1 Feb 2001 (rated ***)

Hinting in FontLab and Fontographer, Nicholas Fabian, 20 March 2000

Review in The Internet EYE Magazine, 8 April 1999 (rated 4 1/2 "eyes")

Review in PC Magazine, Vol 18 #6, March 23, 1999, page 66

Review by S. Roland Frantz, DeskTopPublishing.com, February 1999
?Look out Fontographer! I think we have a new leader in this field.?

Review in eMediaweekly, October 18, 1998.

Review in Publish, Vol 13 #6, June 1998, page 44

Review in PC Team, #34, April 1998, page 24

Review in Creation Numerique, #35, April 1998, page 24

Review in British Printer, Vol CXI #5, May 1998, page 31