FontGear has announced the release of FontDoctor 8 for Macintosh, the font diagnosis and repair utility targeted to graphic designers and the publishing industry.
FontDoctor 8 identifies and fixes common font-related problems that can disrupt creative workflow and production. FontDoctor scans font folders (on local hard drives or on a network) to find and repair font problems, including missing PostScript fonts, missing bitmaps, corrupt or damaged fonts, font ID conflicts, extra font sizes, mixed font types, and more.
The program can also optimize workflow by creating a library of manageable font files and folders organized by font foundry name, family name, and more.
The new version offers an updated interface, faster diagnosis and repair, enhanced reporting with charts, updated font cache cleaning, and a new font comparison tool that offers side-by-side contrast of the unique properties of separate font files.
FontDoctor 8 costs $70 for a single user license and $350 for a site license. Version 7.x users can upgrade to version 8 for $20.
FontDoctor 8 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and higher.