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Font management

Advanced Font Catalog by Wizentech Software
Platform: PC Cost: 29.95 USD
Advanced Font Catalog is an easy to use tool with an explorer-like interface which allows you to catalog the drives with font files: hard drives (including network drives), CD-ROMs, optical disks, ZIP disks, Jazz disks and drives other with font files.
Advanced Font Viewer by Alexander Styopkin
Platform: PC Cost: 149 USD
Advanced Font Viewer is a comprehensive application, which is ideal for viewing, printing and managing your fonts. A full-featured font viewer quickly generates a high-quality display of your fonts.
FontExpert by Proxima Software
Platform: PC Cost: 59 USD
FontExpert 2009 enables you to preview and manage both installed and uninstalled typefaces, plus examine your system for font errors. You can display the list of installed font faces, customizable font samples and advanced font properties. The program allows you to print different types of reports, and offers many printing options.
MainType by High Logic
Platform: PC Cost: 49 USD
MainType is a powerful but easy to use font manager and font viewer for Windows, that takes the frustration out of managing your fonts. It is packed with tons of intuitive features that makes it simple to find, preview, organize, install, and print your fonts.
Typograf by Neuber Software
Platform: PC Cost: 35 USD
You can manage, add, delete, rename, view, compare, uninstall, and more. If your work demands a variety of fonts or requires frequent font substitutions among your files, then TypoGraf will simplify your life. Most of all, Typograf is fast, responsive, and flexible, showing your fonts in a wide variety of ways and comparisons.
X-Fonter by Blacksun Software
Platform: PC Cost: 35 USD
X-Fonter is an advanced font manager, especially created for web-designers, graphic artists and font fanatics. In a simple user interface you can quickly find the font that you need. Even with thousands of fonts on your computer, with X-Fonter they're just a few clicks away.
FontExplorer X by Linotype
Platform: MAC Cost: Freeware
Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your existing font collection as well as find and experiment with new fonts. Whether you’ve got a hard drive full of typefaces or a few cherished families, FontExplorer X Pro handles your font library quickly, efficiently and reliably. And when you’re ready to add to your collection, you can view thousands of classic designs and the latest releases from independent foundries using the integrated store.
FontLister by Peter Theill
Platform: PC Cost: 5 USD
Browse all your fonts collected on your CDs without first having to install them onto your system. If you decide to install or remove a couple of the fonts, you only have to press one button and it's immediately done. Furthermore, FontLister is able to print complete samples of all fonts even the ones loaded from CDs.
The Font Thing by Sue Fisher
Platform: PC Cost: Freeware
The Font Thing is a freeware program for managing TrueType fonts in Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0.

Font conversion

TransType by FontLab Ltd.
Platform: PC / MAC Cost: 97 USD
This universal font converter allows you to convert practically any font into any other format on Mac and PC. Converts fonts between major font formats: PostScript Type 1, TrueType, Multiple Master. The Pro edition also supports OpenType.
CrossFont by AcuteSystems
Platform: PC Cost: 45 USD
CrossFont for Windows NT, 2000, 2003, XP and Vista can convert TrueType and PostScript Type1 fonts between Macintosh and PC platforms.
TTConverter by Chris Reed
Platform: MAC Cost: Freeware
Macintosh software to convert PC TrueType fonts into Mac TrueType fonts, and conversely.

Font creation

Font Creator by High Logic
Platform: PC Cost: 80 USD
FontCreator is the world's most popular font editing software. It has an intuitive interface that allows beginners to become productive immediately and it contains the powerful drawing tools that font designers require to create and edit high-quality TrueType and OpenType fonts.
FontLab Studio by FontLab Ltd.
Platform: PC / MAC Cost: 649 USD
Allows to design typefaces and create or modify fonts. Supports all major outline font formats, including Type 1, TrueType, Multiple Master and OpenType.
TypeTool by FontLab Ltd.
Platform: PC / MAC Cost: 99 USD
Basic font editor for Mac OS and for Windows. For students, hobby typographers and creative professionals who occasionally need to create or customize fonts.
Scanahand by High Logic
Platform: PC Cost: 49 USD
Simply print a template, draw all of the characters using a black marker or felt-tip pen, and scan your drawing. Scanahand will build your font, and install it on Windows, ready for you to use.
FontForge by George Williams
Platform: PC / MAC / Linux Cost: Freeware
An outline font editor that lets you create your own postscript, truetype, opentype, cid-keyed, multi-master, cff, svg and bitmap (bdf, FON, NFNT) fonts, or edit existing ones. Also lets you convert one format to another. FontForge has support for many macintosh font formats.