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X-Fonter Release History


version 8.3.0 : Released August 2014
- (changed) Fontbook vertical alignment improved
- (changed) Fontbook horizontal layout improved
- (changed) Fontbook Default values changed + formulas improved
- (changed) Fontbook screen + options changes
- (changed) Obsolete menu items removed

version 8.2.0 : Released April 2014
- ( fixed ) Filter display improved (glyph display)
- ( fixed ) Clear filter fixed
- ( fixed ) Tab order fixed in some screens
- ( fixed ) Correct handling of characters above $10000
- ( fixed ) Character search with spaces fixed
- ( fixed ) Number fixed in 'Arabic Mathematical Alphabetic Symbols'
- ( fixed ) stability issues fixed when changing folders or collections
- ( fixed ) postscript registry parsing problem fixed
- ( fixed ) fontbook creation error (GIF library update)
- (changed) BG color in unicode charmap changed (for chars of another page)

version 8.1.0 : Released March 2014
- ( fixed ) Gif creation error fixed
- ( fixed ) Ascii Charmap display all chars correctly
- ( added ) Png Support added (Image Studio)
- ( added ) Option added to display chars in Hex or dec format
- (changed) Image size display changed (& translations fixed)

version 8.0.1 : Released Januari 2014
- ( fixed ) rare shutdown error fixed

version 8.0.0 : Released December 2013
- ( fixed ) rare access Violation error fixed
- ( fixed ) font book : better resource management
- (changed) Better support for unicode font names (Korean, Chinese,...)
- (changed) Better support for localized font names in non-English languages
- (changed) Unicode specifications (character names) updated to version 6.3.0
- (changed) Development environment upgrade
- (changed) Database version upgrade
- (changed) Shell Components upgrade
- (changed) more detailed panose information added
- (changed) invalid fonts now shown in red color
- (changed) unicode filter layout improved
- (changed) font type icons modified for invalid fontsv - (changed) Character map layout changed (Hex codes)
- (changed) Default colors changed (Hex codes)
- (changed) Better Large font support
- (changed) Translations added/improved
- ( added ) option added to show default font example view in Windows
- ( added ) option to show character instead of character number in character maps
- ( added ) Windows 8.1 system font list added
- ( added ) Adobe Creative Suite fonts list added (optionally added to system font list)

version 7.5.4 : Released May 2013
- ( fixed ) Unicode filename handling error fixed (introduced in 7.5.2)
- ( fixed ) Unicode Filter sorting fixed
- ( fixed ) Some fonts were wrongly marked invalid (rare occasion)
- (changed) Duplicate font search improved
- (changed) Helpfile launch changed
- (changed) Obsolete units removed
- (changed) color picker upgrade
- ( added ) Windows 8 system font list added

version 7.5.3 : Released December 2012
- (changed) Unicode Characters upgraded to new specifications
- (changed) Obsolete component removed.
- (changed) French translation error fixed
- (changed) Font Info layout changed
- (changed) Duplicate Font Finder improved

version 7.5.2 : Released September 2012
- (changed) Font handling routines modified
- (changed) Some minor screen tweaks

version 7.5.1 : Released June 2012
- ( added ) Font Filter : Filter tabs marked when filter active
- ( fixed ) Font Filter : Collection Filter fixed
- ( fixed ) Font Filter : Clear filter button only enabled when filter is active (was not 100% correct)
- (changed) Font list view : Treeview tweaked (in all 3 tabs)
- (changed) Collections : test menu hidden

version 7.5.0 : Released May 2012
- ( added ) Character Search : Show character in unicode character map option
- (changed) Better support for Unicode foldernames (browse and collections)
- ( fixed ) Error handling in Right-click popups improved
- (changed) Unicode characters allowed in Font Tags
- ( fixed ) Dialog mode of Tag popup changed
- (changed) Unicode specifications (character names) updated to version 6.1.0
- (changed) Browse fonts : Folder tree properties changed
- (changed) Zebra striping optional in options screen
- (changed) Row sizes changed (large and extra large sizes)

version 7.4.0 : Released January 2012
- ( added ) Font tagging (add keywords to fonts for easier search)
- ( added ) Filter on font tags added
- (changed) Rename Postscript files (afm files)
- (changed) Unicode filter screen layout changed
- ( fixed ) Rename fonts bugfix
- ( fixed ) Filter logic improved
- (changed) A few small extra enhancements

version 7.3.0 : Released May 2011
- (changed) Improved responsiveness while scanning large folders
- (changed) Loaded fonts from non windows folder are now identified in 'Installed/Loaded' tab(when they are loaded by X-Fonter)
- (changed) New 'working/busy' icon that displays better on all windows versions
- (changed) Several internal lists sorted differently for better performance
- (changed) Better identification of Postscript fonts from registry
- (changed) Better identification of Truetype/Opentype fonts with localized subfamilyname.
- (changed) Sorting on 'Font Example' column is now possible and takes error messages into account ('not found' or 'invalid')
- ( Fixed ) First 'not found font' in a collection was sometimes marked as 'invalid'instead
- ( Fixed ) Font count corrected when only PFB file was found.

version 7.2.0 : Released March 2011
- (changed) Windows 7 system font list updated
- ( added ) System Font Filter added
- ( added ) Collection Filter added
- (changed) Adding fonts to collection (order changed)
- ( added ) Custom color selection in options screen for system fonts and installed fonts
- (changed) Better handling of system fonts in browse and Collection tabs
- ( added ) Option to display MS Office Fonts as system fonts
- (changed) Font name added to popup when there's a problem with adding fonts to collections
- (changed) Fontbook settings are now saved
- ( fixed ) Fontbook Footer is now added correctly.
- (changed) Better keyboard control in 'Browse' and 'Collections'

version 7.1.0 : Released Februari 2011
- (changed) better handling of postscript fonts when installing/uninstalling
- (changed) Better support for 64-bit Windows
- ( added ) Duplicate Font Finder (Truetype/Opentype)
- (changed) Unicode data updated to version 6.0
      - More unicode table names added (+ filter support)
      - More Unicode character names added
- (changed) Able to display unicode characters beyond plane 0
- ( fixed ) Character Search : characters are also shown even if unicode description is missing.
- ( added ) Popup menu on Unicode charmap ('copy to clipboard' and 'add to sample')
- ( added ) Popup menu on ASCII charmap ('copy to clipboard' and 'add to sample')
- (changed) Font rename module performance improved
- (changed) delete button can be used to delete selected fonts.
- ( fixed ) correct focus after deleting fonts or removing fonts from collection.
- ( fixed ) displayed font changed after adding to collection.
- ( added ) menu-items to change foreground and background colors
- (changed) Filter fixed for invalid font style settings (bit7)
- ( fixed ) Previewtext in options screen unicode fix
- (changed) copy Font info text : automatically select all text if none is selected

version 7.0 : Released December 2010
- ( added ) undo functionality in Color Picker
- (changed) Treeview component upgraded
- (changed) Options screen : check for database connected
- ( fixed ) Page Orientation bug fixed ('Printing already in progress' error)
- ( fixed ) Print dialog refresh improved
- (changed) Database moved to user folder instead of 'program files'
- (changed) Update font name in title caption improved
- (changed) Improved registration process (better feedback)
- (changed) Improved Character map (Bold & Italic fix)
- (changed) removed lightgrey background from character map
- (changed) Font Names displayed in regional language
- (changed) Font info retrieval improved
- (changed) Initial font list retrieval changed for more accurate display
- (changed) System font list updated (Vista/Win7)
- (changed) FontFamily Filter + Display tweaked
- (changed) Fontpath is not being converted to lowercase anymore (for consistency)
- ( added ) Hints added to Print Preview screen
- (changed) Print preview components upgraded
- (changed) Fontbook : Second line is drawn transparently so first line will not be partially hidden.
- ( fixed ) Fontbook : now displays correctly in Firefox
- ( fixed ) Fontbook : prev + next buttons shown correctly when only 2 pages are created
- (changed) Font count in statusbar takes rotated fonts into account to avoid confusion
- ( fixed ) Moved fonts are now correctly updated in collections
- ( fixed ) Renamed fonts are now correctly updated in collections
- (changed) Stability improved for loading/unloading fonts (no more orphan fonts left behind)
- ( added ) Font Registry Check (+ fix option)
- ( added ) Support for truetype collections (TTC font files)

version 6.4 : released September 2008
- ( fixed ) Cancelling filter actions now possible.
- ( fixed ) Load and Delete buttons sometimes incorrect enabled.
- ( added ) Printing : New font overview size added (Medium 18 pt)
- (changed) Database engine upgrade (field length bug)
- ( fixed ) Printing : Landscape printing improved
- ( added ) Printing : Optional Left Margin added
- ( added ) German language added

version 6.3 : released September 2007
- ( added ) Unicode character map printing (+ Character range selection)
- ( fixed ) Misc small improvements

version 6.2 : released Februari 2007
- ( fixed ) 'Select All' bug fixed in browse/collection tab
- ( fixed ) Unicode character map shows correct character information
- ( fixed ) Fonts could appear twice in browse tab
- ( fixed ) Constraint violation fixed.
- ( added ) Character Detail view added in ASCII and Unicode Charmap
- ( added ) Favorite font folders added

version 6.1 : released August 2006
- ( fixed ) Few minor bugfixes
- ( fixed ) Unicode Preview Text
- ( fixed ) Display of Opentype fonts with Postscript outlines
- (changed) Font Moving routine enhanced for locked files
- (changed) Database handling
- ( added ) More information about Opentype fonts (Outline Type)

version 6.0 : released June 2006
- ( added ) Faster Font Retrieval (Database Engine added)
- ( added ) Print Preview Option added
- (changed) Printing Dialog improved
- ( added ) Character Map report added
- (changed) Better reporting options
- ( added ) Create HTML Font Books
- (changed) Enhanced User Interface (Icons,..)
- ( added ) Character Search Page added (Including Unicode)
- ( added ) Multi-Language (currently English and French)
- (changed) More Unicode Support (in Font preview)
- ( added ) Font Rename now possible (Truetype and Postscript fonts)
- ( added ) Zipping fonts feature added
- ( added ) Font Copy or Move support added
- ( added ) Added custom config file option to save different setups

version 5.5 : released Januari 2006
- ( fixed ) Printing with duplicate fonts on print list
- ( fixed ) Invalid fonts are now handled differently
- ( added ) Outline effects for unicode text (image editor)
- ( added ) Filter on Font Name
- (changed) Limitations removed from Trial version

version 5.4 : released September 2005
- ( fixed ) Postscript Type 1 Font locking problem fixed
- ( fixed ) Folders with font extension are now handled correctly
- ( added ) Colored preview in font selection panel
- (changed) Interface tweaking

version 5.3 : released July 2005
- ( fixed ) Another Postscript Fonts bug fixed
- ( fixed ) Problem with Font Path fixed
- ( fixed ) bug with Collection rename fixed
- ( added ) Print font Overview : Extra Large Size
- ( added ) Print font Overview : Show number of Fonts and Number of Pages on Print Dialog

version 5.2: released June 9th 2005
- ( fixed ) bug with certain Postscript Fonts was fixed
- ( added ) Embedding filter options

version 5.1: released May 12th 2005
- ( added ) Advanced Colormania was added as a colorpicker (instead of 'Hex Code color input').
- ( fixed ) bug with long Postscript Font names was fixed
- ( added ) more font filtering options (font name, copyright, trademark, description, ...)
- ( fixed ) bug with saving install options was fixed

version 5.0 : released January 2005
- ( added ) Font Collections tab added
- (changed) Font Installation routines improved
- (changed) Screen Layout improved
- ( added ) Possibility to use background pictures in 'Image & Effect Studio'
- ( added ) Font files added for all font types
- (changed) Font preview grids modified

version 4.6 : released November 2004
(improvements in the X-Fonter 5.0 beta version were applied to X-Fonter 4.5)
- (changed) Screen Layout improved
- ( added ) Font files added for all font types
- (changed) Font preview grids modified
- ( fixed ) Installation bugfix
- ( added ) More Print Options

version 4.5: released June 2004
- ( fixed ) Settings were not automatically saved anymore.

version 4.4: released June 2004
- ( fixed ) Several bugs in font filtering for not-installed fonts.
- ( fixed ) minor bug for installed font list. Some fonts were displayed twice.

Version 4.3
- ( added ) Font overview printing can be done with different codepages.
- ( fixed ) In 4.2 not all installed fonts were displayed.

Version 4.2
- (changed) Improved layout of Image Creator
- (changed) Improved Font handling engine
- ( added ) Font Load/Unload possibility
- ( added ) Preview of Postscript Type 1 fonts (bonus option)
- ( added ) Print overview of not-installed fonts (bonus option)
- ( added ) Blurred effect in image creator (bonus option)

• a full release history with changes is included with the program (readme.txt).
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