FontExpert Release Notes
- Version column in the Main view, Details.
- Minor fixes.
- Child folders within My Collections are synchronized and mirrored to Groups as members of tree structure (with parent folders)
- Save and restore expanded folders within My Collections and Groups
- Added support to Ctrl+A short cut within font sample text edit boxes
- Fixed issue in the Main view which caused rarely appearing crashes while drawing font thumbnails
- Synchronization options for My Collections folders - Synchronize Periodically and Mirror to Group
- Edit Font Properties window - the Registered trademark symbol was incorrectly encoded for Macintosh platform name table.
- Detect Font Problems window - сhanges in the window were not reflected until the program was restarted.
- Support to activation of My Collections folders.
- Displaying My Collections states: Activated, Installed, Partially Activated, Inactive.
- Support to automatic activation and synchronization of My Collections on application launch.
- My Collections Properties dialog that allows to configure My Collection folders.
- Better detection and resolution of font conflicts when fonts are activated or installed.
- Plug-in searched for fonts in Library and Groups only. Now it searches also in My Collections, including network folders.
- The German translation has been completely reworked.
- Other enhancements.
- Fixed: Fonts in network folders are now included in search results (in previous version only local fonts were included in search results).
- Fixed: Plug-in searched for fonts in Library and Groups only. Now it searches also in My Collections, including network folders.
- Other fixes.
- Text output with ligatures in the Main view, Text Sample view, and Waterfall view.
- Ligatures, Kerning, view Options buttons on toolbars in views.
- Copy, move Library and database to a custom folder;
- Attach Library and database from the custom folder.
- The default location of Library is now the application data root folder defined in options.
- Backup now supports more than 65536 files and folders within backup ZIP.
- Waterfall view: text output at small sizes (10pt, 12pt) and text clipping has been enhanced; added options to change sample text.
- Unicode character names in Characters Table view.
- Activation buttons (install, activate temporarily, uninstall) has been moved to the center of the main toolbar for easier access.
- The default shortcuts has been defined for Add to Groups... and Add to library... commands (Ctrl+G, Ctrl+L).
- Fixed: Occasional crashes after updating group states.
- Fixed: option for the item color in the Main view changed the color of the information text.
- Other fixes and enhancements.
- Tools/Customize... window that allows user to assign keyboard short cuts to all menu commands and to customize buttons on toolbars.
- Font installation enhancements.
- Compare Fonts
- Compare Glyphs
- New option: Library and database folder.
- New file format of the worklist (.fwl)
- Groups new commands: Save as Worklist, Save as Zip, Save as Folders.
- Font installation enhancements.
- Significant update of the built-in list of font foundries and vendor ID codes (Search - by Foundry feature).
- 12 quality improvements.
- Font counters in Fonts view.
- Search scope selection (Library and/or My Collections).
- Waterfall view.
- Support to 4K high DPI displays.
- Attach/Detach My Collection commands.
- Drag and Drop fonts onto Library root node.
- Better drawing of controls at dark theme.
- Other enhancements.
- Tags were not copied if fonts having tags were copied from My Collections to Library.
- Calculating group state when a group having active state was dragged/dropped within Groups node.
- GUI issues concerning running on displays with high DPI.
- Font with a single quote in family name appeared in search results but was not displayed within selected Library folder.
- Color options were not adjusted correctly when switched from light to dark theme.
- My Collection folders synchronization was not restarted if previous session ended before synchronization finished.
- Until the Fonts view was selected at first time, it was not possible to drag and drop font files from Explorer to Fonts view.
- At some conditions selection of previously selected group did not show fonts in this group.
- Other minor issues.
- Spanish language resources.
- In trial mode plug-in is waiting until Evaluate button is pressed.
- My Collections, copy/paste/drag/drop between Groups, Library, and My Collections.
- Search became a dockable view and finds fonts in Library and My Collections.
- Search for untagged fonts and search for fonts without caption.
- Export Groups to a folder structure.
- Preview of OpenType variable fonts.
- Text sample and Characters Map now display only symbols defined in a font.
- Text sample/ My Text sample now has an edit box for typing sample text.
- Improved overall performance.
- Slow preview of Type 1 fonts in Windows 10.
- All reported issues.
- Fonts view - replaces former Groups view and Library view. Drag files from Library and drop to Groups.
- Edit Font Properties - renaming font family name and other font properties (modifies .TTF/.OTF).
- Convert to WOFF.
- Preview WOFF files.
- Recently Added Fonts filter - Last Hour, Today, Yesterday, etc.
- Search in Library became a modeless window.
- Other enhancements and fixes.
- Crash on startup if custom tools were added (custom tools appear as custom commands in Tools menu).
- Font was not added to Library and to new database if its file existed in the library folder remaining from previous installation.
- Library view.
- Quick search box to search for font by font name.
- Add To Library feature. Only unique fonts are added to library.
- Export Tags/Import Tags.
- Overall performance.
- Many fixes and enhancements.
- Short cuts in Groups and in Worklist are now displayed in the Main View also as short cuts.
- Option: "Open the Latest Worklist on Startup" (in drop-down menu on the toolbar of Worklist view).
- Main View - Report list: OpenType fonts are now distinguished in the "File Type" column, it displays "OpenType/TT font" and "OpenType/CFF font" for OpenType fonts. "Character Sets" column displays the list of character sets in the font. "Character Set ID" column has been removed.
- "Font Type" property of a font in Windows Fonts view in (Properties view) - displays OpenType/CFF and OpenType/TT for OpenType fonts.
- Main View - sort criteria was reset to default "Sort by File Name" for each new folder. Now selected sort criteria is preserved during FontExpert session.
- Updating states of font groups when a font is installed from a short cut.
- Sorting in columns (Main View - Reports list).
- ZIP files are now not shown in the Folders tree.
- Other minor fixes and enhancements.
- Floating font samples.
- Font samples in Report list of the Main View.
- Export Tags, Import Tags.
- File name format in Rename Font Files window.
- Custom icon for OpenType/CFF fonts.
- Light and Dark themes.
- Go to Folder dialog. Folder history bar is now hidden by default.
- Database - support to folder and file names with Unicode symbols not present in current ANSI code page.
- More quick start and other performance enhancements.
- Integrated language pack - additional language resources are now included in setup.
- Fixed crash during Find Files or Create Library (under some conditions).
- Fixed hanging up on startup in Windows 7 x64 (under some conditions).
- Hanging on startup in Windows 7 64-bit, gray splash window remains on screen, the second start is successful (attempt to fix this issue).
- Redraw of font counters in Details group of Task Panel.
- Groups view - selecting items with Ctrl and Shift (an issue in previous release).
- Splash screen.
- German resources DLL (better translation).
- Slow start under some conditions.
- Tags - support to assigning tags to font files located in a network directory.
- Export to HTML - "Incorrect format of template file" error.
- Create Library - program could crash on the last stage of library creation if the list of files is too long.
- Support to multiline face sample text in the Main view.
- Support to Unicode-named fonts (for example, Asian fonts in non-Asian version of Windows).
- Option to turn off info-tips in the Main view.
- Full Name property of Type 1 fonts in Properties view.
- Database Search - search by Caption.
- Backup - the backup file now can exceed 4 GB and can include more than 65535 files in archive (Zip64 extensions has been enabled).
- Tags view - show vertical scroll bar when needed.
- Black theme (Seach Database, Tags).
- Find Fonts: Sorting long list of files by a click to column header may take too much time (if big number of items are selected).
- Find Fonts: Sorting by "Is Unicode" column.
- Database tags were copied incorrectly if the copied files were renamed on file name collision (in Windows 7).
- Groups - deactivating multiple selected groups having "gray" state: only the first "gray" group was deactivated.
- Error that may cause program crash on a font with some rare properties.
- Old style themes has been removed (Office 2000, etc).
- Program icon.
- Save/Load Workspace - save/restore the layout of docking panes.
- Compare font samples (preview duplicates) in Find Fonts window.
- "Embedding" and "Is Unicode" columns in the Main view and in Find Fonts window.
- "Font contains all the glyphs" advanced search option in Find Fonts window.
- Renaming folders in Folders view.
- Displaying properties of multiple selected items (for Folders view items displayed in the Main view).
- "Add font information to database" menu command in the Main view.
- Database Maintenance: "Remove All Unlinked Files" button.
- Database Maintenance: Files and folders counters.
- Progress bar in Find Fonts window.
- Reordering columns, save order and column widths in the Main view.
- Save view type of the Main view (thumbnails, details, etc.)
- Items in Folders view and Groups view are inserted more quickly.
- Default algorithm of selecting preferred duplicates in Find Fonts window.
- Results view in Find Fonts window.
- Missing Fonts Loader plug-in will search for fonts in Groups more quickly if a font was added to DB.
- Icon for TTC fonts.
- FontExpertKnownFonts.xml has been updated; now includes the information about Windows Vista and Windows 7 fonts.
- Other new features and improvements.
- DB Search was not able to find fonts that were copied to Font Library.
- Program crash during drag and drop in Groups view.
- Create Album failed to create font samples if the font samples property page was not displayed at least once.
- Program stopped responding after deletion of a folder which files were displayed in Worklist.
- Crash in HTML Album when creating more than 4000-5000 font samples.
- Crash when HomeGroup item was selected in Folders view (Windows 7).
- Restore from Backup (Vista) - fonts were copied to Fonts folder but not installed in registry.
- Raster fonts (.FON) with OS/2 resource type were not recognized.
- Empty folders in Groups view were displayed with [+] button.
- Groups view: now folders are sorted/displayed above neighboring fonts in the list.
- Other minor fixes.
- Performance enhancements.
- Program may start slowly (or Groups view was opening slowly) with several thousands of folders displayed in font groups.
- Support to new application language: Czech.
- Minor performance enhancements.
- Program crash in Groups after drag-drop or cut/paste fonts from non-empty to empty group. The error can be reproduced in versions 8.0, 9.0, and 10.0 Releases 1 and 2.
- Support to new application language: Czech.
- Enhanced drawing when scrolling fonts in the Main view.
- Printing Fonts - printed output moved up and left after printing each page.
- Backup reminder displayed reminder message again on the day of the last backup.
- Create Font Library feature classifies fonts and organizes folders by font family classes.
- Backup/Restore FontExpert database (with keywords and categories) and Font Groups. Allows to exchange backup between XP and Vista computers.
- New printing and print preview with customizable reports.
- Search by Panose properties, by Family Style, Width, Weight, Monospaced properties, by Foundry, by Vendor ID in Database Search view. Search for Panose matches menu command (search for similar fonts).
- "Foundry" and "Vendor ID" columns in the main view (Details view type).
- "Family Style" column in Find Fonts... results list and in the Windows Fonts view.
- Support to raster fonts (.fon) created in new Portable Executable File Format.
- Anti-aliased drawing of font samples.
- "Sort by" context menu command (sort by Foundry, By Location, etc.) in the main view.
- Now FontExpert does not require to start it "As Administrator" on Windows Vista and Windows Vista x64 Edition.
- Enhanced Export to HTML feature creates A-Z html album, supports drop shadow in font samples.
- Better performance when processing large number of fonts.
- Better detection of Windows font source files (Show Source Files of Windows Font)
- Other enhancements.
- Macintosh OpenType/TrueType fonts with the only Macintosh character set were previewed incorrectly and were drawn as Arial.
- Minor issues were fixed.
Version 9.0 Release 6, November 30, 2008
- Tools/Options pages were not displayed correctly with "Large Fonts" system display setting.
- Minor issues.
Version 9.0 Release 5, March 26, 2008
- In some cases FontExpert started slowly in network environment.
- Minor issues.
Version 9.0 Release 4, January 19, 2008
- Disabled icons on toolbars may be displayed as black.
- FontExpert may display error-log dialog at the next start after Windows restart (although there were no errors).
- Text Samlpe may not save custom text for "My Text Sample" when the view losses input focus.
Version 9.0 Release 3, December 4, 2007
- FontExpert may enter endless loop after deletion of a folder in Folders view.
- FontExpert incorrectly allowed to give folder a name with the space character at the end.
- Copying lots of fonts from one folder to another may take a long time.
- After moving a font to a new folder the main view scrolled to the top of listing.
- Starting drag and drop operation in the main view cleared the selection in the listing.
- Other minor issues.
Version 9.0 Release 2, October 29, 2007
- Minor enhancements in DB Search view (And/Or conditions for keywords and categories).
- Support to Italian language resources.
Version 9.0 Release 1, May 26, 2007
- Tags View - assign keywords, categories, ratings and captions to selected fonts
- DB Search View - search fonts by font name, keywords, categories or ratings
- Folders View with win explorer-style browser
- Fonts View can display font samples of arbitrary size in many columns (replaces former Font Faces view and Files view)
- Groups view now can display all fonts within group folder and its subfolders
- Find Fonts enhancement - compare glyph data when searching for duplicates
- Drag and Drop font files between Folders and Fonts views
- New reports - Text Sample printed in 2 or 3 columns
- Many errors reported for version 8.0 have been fixed.
Version 8.0 Release 5, May 8, 2007
- Program may crash on raster .FON file having no file version information.
Version 8.0 Release 4, February 24, 2007
- Copy as Vector Image with design points.
- Can't install/uninstall PS fonts in Vista x64 edition.
- Printing: Program may crash when prints or previews a lot of fonts and Condensed or Text Samples report is selected.
- Copy as Vector Image feature copied incorrect symbol if its Unicode # was greater than 255. The algorithm used to draw the vector image has been enhanced.
- The support to Windows 98, ME, NT 4.0 has been discontinued. (Use earlier versions of FontExpert.)
Version 8.0 Release 3, January 30, 2007
- Support to Portuguese language; "Embedding Rights" property of OpenType and TrueType files (displayed in Properties view).
- Drawing errors in "Views on Tabs" workspace mode with unpinned docking views.
Version 8.0 Release 2, November 10, 2006
- Fixes the error: Previewed Type 1 bold style fonts appear as italic fonts.
Version 8.0 Release 1, August 10, 2006
- Activate Fonts Temporarily command
- Group states and font states in Groups and Font Faces view
- All Defined Characters selection in Characters Table view
- Kerning in Text Sample view
- Missing Fonts Loader Plug-in for Adobe InDesign CS2
- Support to font Family names and font Versions was enhanced in many places
- Go to Source File command
- Show Source Files and Show Kerning Pairs commands
- Startup wizard (for new users)
- Task Panel
- Show Installed Fonts and Show Activated Fonts windows
- Known Fonts XML file (supported in Show Installed Fonts window)
- Many errors (reported for version 7.0) were fixed
Version 7.0 Release 4
- Fixes critical error: Find Fonts feature may crash the program if one pfb-file in search results has two corresponding pfm-files.
Version 7.0 Release 3, February 4, 2006
- Support to Korean language
- Printing special fields in header and footer.
- Removing duplicated PostScript fonts from Find Fonts results list.
Version 7.0 Release 2, January 14, 2006
- Support to German language
- The parameter is incorrect (East Asian languages).
Version 7.0 Release 1, August 3, 2005
- Search for duplicates, search for corrupted and incomplete fonts, Advanced search options
- Export Fonts to HTML page feature
- Font Faces view can display custom samples, supports font smoothing (anti-aliasing) and Unicode
- Text Sample window supports Unicode
- Rename Font Files feature
- One-click installation of selected fonts
- Uninstall to Group feature
- Workspace views now are docking panes
- Other new features
- Many defects were fixed.
Version 6.0, May 25, 2004
Version 5.0, October 10, 2002
Version 4.0, October 10, 2002
Version 3.1, March 25, 2002
Version 2.0, July 13, 2000.
Version 1.0, December 27, 1999