Font Repair Alternative program

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by jooberz, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. jooberz macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2010
    I Have font doctor on my laptop macbook pro 17" 2.93 ghz 2duo latest os with updates.

    I have been having problems with font doctor 7.7

    I have at least 4 gigs of fonts on a drive.
    Problem #1: Font doctor does not complete its task when I run the whole folder. Problem # 2 if I run font doctor on individual small folders within my font folder some font folders get complete repairs some folders do not ( lags on last task and does not complete).
    Problem#3 does not complete task on organizing fonts if i try

    Does anyone know of a good alternative to font repair and organization latest software?
  2. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    I have to say, I've never experienced an issue with FontDoctor itself, it has come across problem fonts that it couldn't fix, but the app itself I've always found to be utterly bulletproof, and that's with 12GB of fonts.

    Sounds more like the issue is with specific corrupt fonts rather than any inherent issue with the software.

    Have you tried completely uninstalling and then reinstalling FontDoctor? That's always my first port of call when I hit a software problem of any kind.

    Failing that, it might be worth trying a dedicated font manager like FontAgent Pro, FontExplorer X Pro or Suitcase Fusion. I used Suitcase for years and I found it to be solid (though some found it to be anything but), but I now use FontExplorer X Pro, all have the ability to detect and in some instances repair fonts on the fly, whilst also isolating problem fonts.

    That might be the best way to approach it, try one manager, load all your fonts into it and organise them, any corrupt ones will be flagged when loading, and then isolate those fonts into specific folders that you can then run through FontDoctor separately (without the overhead of 4GB worth of fonts weighing FontDoctor down) and see how you go with that.

    It really might be worth your time converting all your fonts into .otf formats using FontXChange though, I have and it's so much easier managing them rather than f'in' about with the archaic formats of old. Just a thought. ;)
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Maybe contact the seller of font or the application for support?

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