Some highlights from this release:
In-context glyph design with Neighbors and Shape groups, true tangent points, color-customized and streamlined glyph window.
Revolutionary new metrics and kerning editing: multiline preview, better class kerning, smart autogeneration of classes.
Pixelfont support: import BDF files and make pixelfonts, built-in autotracing.
Unicode 4.1 support: SMP codepoints, auto-generate over 2,500 accented characters from built-in definitions, new Unicode glyph template images (from Monotype Imaging).
Improved OpenType support with better VOLT integration, roundtrip editing of complex-script fonts, font merging, glyph suffix renaming.
Opens Mac fonts on Windows (Mac Type 1, TrueType GX/AAT) and IkarusŪ files.
Open installed fonts, generate multiple fonts in one step.
Better autohinting with Flex Type 1 hints, Python 2.4 support.