Do you use old font design applications alongside new ones? Even though I mainly use FontLab 8, I still rely on a 22 year-old version of ScanFont for autotracing textured type. And occasionally, I need FontLab Studio 5 to do some things FontLab 8 can't do. I use TransType which hasn't been updated in a decade for a quick family grouping check. Does anyone else still use old font applications now and then?
I may still occasionally fire up FLS5 to use some scripts that have not been ported, but most of what I need is in FL8 or elsewhere in our toolchain.
There was a while after FontLab VI came out that I still used 5 as well, but that gradually changed over the following year or so.
When a new FontLab beta release comes out I wait to hear what Vassil says before I update to it.
Since the new FontLab 6, 7, 8 never provided a modus for older Fontlab users I still using FontLab version 5.0.4 on Windows - most stable version 5. But only for drawing and glyph operations.
To work with multiple instances of FontLab at the same time as in "one app", I combine it with the tool "Groupy" from Stardock. This gives the old application a real boost when you want to work with multiple fonts (axes) at once.
Microsoft OpenType Font Properties Extension works in windows 64 if you do this:
There is an unsupported version that DOES work on 64-bit systems. It can
be downloaded here:
Which is a shortcut to:
Put the file into c:\windows\system32\
Then register it.
I think this is how I did it:
Start / Run
or maybe just the file name without the full path
It works for me in Windows 11 64
I hope it helps.
I am sorry about the Regedit part.
FWIW, there are two versions of regsvr32 .
- one sits inside system32, and the other sits inside wow64 - one of them is for registering 32-bit extensions, the other for 64-bit ones. If you run the correct (32-bit) one, you can probably get the older/official 32-bit version of the font property extension dll to register and work. (I think this is known to work for the font signing extension dll?)
Printing in Fontlab 8 is not professional at all!