In anticipation of new DTL/URW software releases this autumn, an updated version of our font-tools website
was launched a couple of days ago. However, developments are going fast and in the meantime we have decided to add –on top of what is mentioned in the news section of the site– some additional functionality to version 8 of OTM:
– An auto-hinting option that invokes ttfautohint or the Adobe hinter,
– the option to convert OTF <–> TFF.
Not mentioned on the site yet, but planned to be released around the end of this year is GPOSMaster, which is the successor of KernMaster. Besides the option to auto-kern OpenType CFF and TTF fonts, it includes an advanced environment for editing the kern.fea ﬁles that it produces or that have been produced with another tool. At TYPO Labs 2018 Jürgen Willrodt and I already introduced and brieﬂy demonstrated GPOSMaster.