FontDoctor is the industry standard software for font problem diagnosis, repair, and organization. Easily locate and eliminate hard-to-find font problems that wreak havoc on computer performance and applications.
FontDoctor will scan font folders (on local hard drives or over a network) to locate and repair common font illnesses, including missing Postscript fonts, missing bitmaps, corrupt/damaged fonts, mixed fonts types, and lots more.
• Diagnose & Repair Font Problems
• Create an Organized Font Library
"FontDoctor is an industry standard for a good reason: it knows how to diagnose and treat problems; and it helps maintain a healthy font collection." - MacWorld Magazine
FontDoctor’s diagnosis process has two purposes: to identify font and repair problems, and to clean up your font library.
FontDoctor can do everything from examine a single font file to finding and examining all the fonts on an entire volume.
Once FontDoctor has reviewed all the font files, you can decide how to handle any potential problems.
Diagnosis Options let you decide exactly what FontDoctor is checking for, including resolving font ID conflicts and finding and removing duplicates.
FontDoctor’s Organize panel provides the automatic creation of a highly organized new font library folder.
FontDoctor easily organizes font files by foundry with over 100 recognized font foundry names.
FontDoctor evaluates fonts and organizes them alphabetically by family name or font name.
Fonts can also be organized by family name, which means font family styles are kept together in a single folder.
When FontDoctor is done diagnosing or organizing fonts it can create comprehensive and helpful reports and charts.
Reports and charts can be printed or exported to common file formats for easy sharing with other applications.
In this video, graphic arts consultant Chuck Weger covers the task of cleaning up your font library using FontDoctor before installing Suitecase Fusion, a popular font manager from Extensis.
Chuck Weger is President of Elara Systems, a Fairfax, Virginia consulting firm that specializes in publishing technologies. More than a decade ago, he came up with the concept of "preflight" that changed graphic arts workflows forever. He has written for Macworld, MacUser, Publish!, Byte, and many other publications.
Chuck speaks regularly at conferences including Seybold Seminars, Macworld, GraphExpo, HDIA, and others.