FontLab Studio 5 - professional font editor for Mac and Windows (downloadable version with manual in PDF format).

It is the comprehensive solution for font foundries, professional type designers, typographers and graphic design studios, allowing them to design type, create and modify fonts. FontLab Studio 5 supports all major outline font formats, including Type 1, TrueType, Multiple Master and OpenType.  

FontLab font editor

 

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.