version history

Version History

The Find my Font application has undergone several changes since its first version. Numerous additional features and enhancements have also been provided.
The following is a list of the major changes that were released in each version:

Version 3.3

 
Language selection  
First localized version of Find my Font. You can now select your language between:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French (v 3.3.13)
  • German (v 3.3.02)
  • Portuguese (Br) (v 3.3.05)
  • Italian (v 3.3.06)
  • Dutch (v 3.3.14)
  • Greek (v 3.3.07)

New online search font category:
  • Added Exclusive search for "Google Web Fonts" (v 3.3.02)

Minor corrections / improvements
  • Fixed minor GUI issues
  • Fixed false "App Already running" message (v 3.3.02)
  • Fixed "App window going off-screen" issue (v 3.3.07)
  • Fixed corrupted License file issue (v 3.3.10)
  • Added Support for Gerber Technology fonts(v 3.3.10)
  • Added Support for Gerber Omega Edition Licenses  (v 3.3.10)
  • Fixed Invisible GUI Fonts in Mac OS X El Capitan(v 3.3.12)

Version 3.2

Online Matching Font Category Selection  
You can now select a font category for online matching such as:
  • All Fonts (Both Fremium & Commercial)
  • Freemium (Downloadable Fonts: Free, Demos, etc.)
  • Commercial (Only commercial fonts)

License Deactivation/Move  

The program now allows the user to remove/deactivate the license and to re-activate it again on the same or another computer.


Minor corrections / improvements
  • Online fonts list now shows font category: Freemium/Commercial
  • "Show Details" state is now saved in application preferences
  • Fixed minor GUI issues

Version 3.1

Image Correction tool  
This new tool allows the user to make multiple corrections on the image such as:
  • Deformation correction
  • Image enlargement
  • Image mirroring
  • Contrast correction
  • Image expansion

All the above corrections can be performed on the whole image of any part of it. A preview is shown at al the times to allow the user to perform the necessary adjustments before finalizing the correction.

Network Parameters  

The program now allows the user to indicate if he's using a proxy to connect to the internet and the parameters for the connection.

Improved Baseline Rotation tool

The tool now shows vertical lines to make the 'horizontalize' operation much easier.

Tool tips  

The new tool tip area provides useful information about the selected tool. The user may also adjust the tool's parameters in this area.


Minor corrections / improvements
  • Mac OS interface corrections

Version 3.0

Online Font identification * 

The program will now identify fonts even if they are not located on the user's computer. It will communicate with our online font identification server and identify fonts within a few seconds. The online font matches are displayed along with the local (on your computer) matches and are sorted by matching accuracy.

The user may still see a preview of the matching fonts whether local or online.

Online Font Database  

Softonium Developments has created an extensive Online Font Database that contains all major Commercial and Non Commercial fonts. This database is used for online font identification and is enriched daily with new fonts to ensure that you can identify even the latest font releases.

Online Font Previews * 
Double clicking on an online identified font will take you to the Online Font Preview page. This page displays analytic details about the selected font in various tabs:
  • Font Information
  • Font Download links
  • Font preview Tab
  • Character Set Tab
  • Waterfall Tab
  • Sample Tab
  • Feedback Tab

Minor corrections / improvements
  • Automatic text-wrap on long text previews
  • A list of presets is added to the 'Text to Display' field
  • Browsed fonts sorting is now not case sensitive
  • Automatic backup of the main fontset file

* Requires internet connection.

Version 2.3

Added Font Browsing functionality (v2.3.00)

The user may now browse for fonts on his computer by typing a part of a font's name. The program will display a list with fonts that contain that word in their family name or font style. The user may display some text using any of the browsed fonts.

Even more important, the user may also find fonts that are visually similar to the browsed font. A very important and invaluable feature for Graphic Designers and Type Enthusiasts. {rokbox title=|Screenshot :: Browsing fonts and identifying visually similar fonts| size=|741 583| text=|See Screenshot| }images/fmf/screenshots/FMF-Win-Browse.png{/rokbox}

Added Context sensitive menu   (v2.3.01)

Clicking the right mouse button (ctrl-click for Mac OS X) on any font will give the user a menu with details about the selected font as well as a set of commands available for it.

Added support for Type 1 fonts   (v2.3.02)

The FontSets may now include Type 1 fonts. These are postscript fonts available for both Mac and PC. On the Mac OS X, suitcases are also supported.   More details

Minor corrections / improvements
  • Improvement in font matching speed
  • Matching shows more similar fonts
  • Added Horizontal & Vertical splitters to the 4 main areas
  • More accurate remaining time estimate
  • Added font's copyright info in font details area
  • Fixed screen capture on Mac OS/X Lion
  • Sticky Letter Splitter tool (multiple cuts)

Version 2.2

Added support for 'fake' Bold and Italic fonts  

The user may now specify that he wants the program to search for Bold/Italic fonts that are not part of a FontSet. This is achieved by generating a fake in-memory bold/italic font from a normal one and then matching on it. When the matching is finished the fake font is destroyed.

Added "Take Screenshot" command  

The program now allows you to capture the screen and use the screen shot as the image for font matching. Ideal for cases where you don't have the text in an image file but is displayed in another program or web browser.

Improved preferences dialog

The preferences dialog window has been simplified to make parameters easier to understand and adjust.

Improved Help contents

The help contents have been improved both aesthetically and functionally. New guiding sections were added.

Minor corrections / improvements
  • The max number of fonts in a FontSet has been increased from 65K to 1 Million fonts
  • Font installation in Vista/Win7 (UAC fixed)
  • Baseline rotation with right click (fixed)
  • Improved cursor shape update

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