In 2016 I started to reminisce about the type-design software I had previously enjoyed. I even started collecting and restoring Macintosh computers from the 1980s and 1990s to get the whole experience. Hence, I thought PPC and FontLab were due after working with everything from Altsys, URW, Letraset and Macromedia on various 680X0 systems. I have recently restored a PowerBook G3 (Pismo) running Mac OS 9.1 and thought it would be neat to try some early OTF exports. However, I can’t find or buy it anywhere, and not even FontLab seems to know where to obtain it or if it is considered abandonware. Please, if someone could point me in the right direction regarding where to find it or buy it, preferably boxed and all, I would be much obliged.
The first thing I thought of was eBay, but it doesn't look like there's anything there. FWIW, I don't recall any version of FontLab ever coming in a box or on disks. All the versions I've purchased going back to 3.0/Mac in 2000 have been downloads.
But FL3 wasn’t very stable on real hardware to begin with. 😂
I still have my FontLab 2.5 printed manual. But I don’t know about the software itself…
There is a fair chance I still have the 3.5" floppy disk sitting in one last storage case of disks, but I would not want to bet that the disk is still readable 30 years later anyway, even if I had a device that could read it—which I do not.