Typeface v3.3.1 2021-09-16
If you’ve downloaded Typeface from the Mac App Store and are running the app in the background, you might have noticed that the app could not verify your purchase occasionally. Turns out the Mac App Store updates the app in the background while the app is running. When this happens the version on disk is a newer version than the one running. Since one of the checks described by Apple’s guidelines is to verify that these versions match, this did cause a purchase verification failure. A quick restart of the app would make sure you’re running the latest version and both versions would match again such that your purchase could be verified.
This bug has been reported to Apple, but luckily this has also been fixed now in 3.3.1 and the app continues to run even if a newer version is already waiting for you in the background.
Some previous updates may have disabled Auto Activation as well. This has been improved in 3.3.1 and shouldn’t happen anymore.
In short: smoother updates from now on :)
|IMPROVED||Select correct tag(s) after renaming or removing a tag|
|FIXED||Prevent disabling auto activation after update|
|FIXED||Prevent purchase verification failure when app is updated by Mac App Store while running in the background|
|FIXED||Ensure legacy Mac App Store VPP purchases are valid|
Typeface v3.3.0 2021-09-07
Reconnect external locations
For those of you that import fonts from an external location Typeface can now keep your locations and fonts imported even if the external location is disconnected. When you’ve imported fonts from a shared server and you’re on the go the fonts will not be accessible anymore. These missing fonts are normally removed automatically, but if you disable> > the fonts stay imported. Whenever the location is available again the fonts are reconnected and ready to be previewed right away.
And lots of other goodies to play with in this update. Use the new display toggles in the preview input modal to change preview settings such as alignment, font smoothing, outlines and more. A new underline display option has been added to preview something that needs some extra emphasis and protected system fonts are now recognizable by a small lock icon.
Have fun :)
|NEW||Optionally keep inaccessible fonts imported, such that they can be restored when accessible again. Useful when importing fonts from external locations. Disabled by default, enable in Preferences > Library|
|NEW||Added underline preview display option|
|NEW||Added display buttons to preview input modal to quickly toggle preview display options|
|IMPROVED||Allow manual refreshing of Font Book location in sidebar|
|IMPROVED||Add menu actions and keyboard shortcuts to traverse tags in the sidebar|
|IMPROVED||Allow interacting with unloaded fonts|
|IMPROVED||Indicate protected system fonts by a locked activation icon|
|IMPROVED||Don’t change size slider to tracking when pressing the option key on other windows|
|IMPROVED||Replaced #quick-collection by #typeface/user as default suggestion for search field|
|IMPROVED||Set cursor at the end of the input field when renaming tags|
|IMPROVED||Added Preference option to automatically check for updates|
|IMPROVED||Smaller update package for quicker updates|
|FIXED||Keep menu items enabled when dismissing the search field by clicking on the window title|
|FIXED||Prevent crash when moving an inaccessible activated font to Trash|
|FIXED||Restore interaction with reused preview cells if previous cells were missing|
|FIXED||Reveal previews when every font in a tag is missing|
|FIXED||Correctly position preview text input modal on small window sizes|
|FIXED||Prevent Quick Collection and Activation hover changes when preview text input modal is visible|
|FIXED||Prevent creating tags with a leading ‘#’|
Typeface v3.2.2 2021-08-19
Typeface is nu beschikbaar in het Nederlands!
That didn’t make sense? It means that Typeface has been translated and is now available in Dutch. If your macOS system language is set to Dutch Typeface will be localized accordingly.
Since the app is now fully localizable it’s ready for other languages as well. Want to help with translating Typeface? Contact support for more information.
In addition to these new fancy Dutch words Typeface 3.2.2 contains some nice improvements and fixes. Including a much requested feature to prefer certain font formats whenis turned off.
When this preference setting is disabled the app will skip importing a font if another font with the same name is already imported. Previously the app would pick the first font it found, which could be any format. Now it sorts new font based on format preference and picks the best one available: OTF fonts are preferred the most. If that’s not available TTFs are picked, followed by WOFF web fonts. And if there is nothing else older PostScript Type 1 fonts are imported.
Note that this only happens for entirely new imports. Already imported fonts are always preferred, in order to preserve all their tags. So if you have a WOFF font imported and later add a TTF variant, the WOFF one will stay imported.
|NEW||Added Dutch translations|
|IMPROVED||Prefer desktop font formats when skipping duplicates on import. Existing imports are not affected. OTF > TTF > WOFF > PS1|
|IMPROVED||Added location item to info context menu|
|IMPROVED||Deactivate fonts before moving them to Trash|
|IMPROVED||Show font container paths only once in Show in Finder context menu item tooltip|
|IMPROVED||Show message when using standalone license on Mac App Store version|
|IMPROVED||Show warning when getting Mac App Store license fails|
|IMPROVED||Show warning when moving fonts to Trash fails|
|FIXED||Prevent potential crash when closing the app|
|FIXED||Correctly deactivate supplementary system fonts when resolving a conflict|
|FIXED||Unlock Pro features when purchasing on Mac App Store after first purchase failed|
Typeface v3.2.1 2021-07-24
Fixed a few bugs introduced in Typeface v3.2. These happened only very occasionally, so if you’ve already updated you probably haven’t even noticed them :)
|FIXED||Prevent potential crash when migrating font data to v3.2|
|FIXED||Prevent crash when showing dynamic preview of font without proper glyph candidates|
Typeface v3.2.0 2021-07-19
Clean up your library and get rid of needless copies. Choose> from the main menu to open the brand new Duplicates panel.
This panel allows you to find all duplicate fonts and optionally remove them from your Mac. Typeface can auto select duplicates for removal based on format preference, so you don’t have to go through all of them manually.
Learn more about this new feature in the Finding and Removing Duplicates article.
|NEW||Find and remove duplicate fonts.|
|IMPROVED||Reorganized main menu, moved items fromto menu|
|IMPROVED||Prioritize desktop formats when activating duplicate fonts (OTF > TTF > WOFF > PS1)|
|IMPROVED||Show preferred desktop formats first when there are duplicate fonts|
|IMPROVED||Improved performance of deactivating supplemental system fonts|
|IMPROVED||Display separate ‘WOFF’ kind for WOFF fonts|
|FIXED||Show all open windows in themain menu|
|FIXED||Allow activating deactivated system container fonts, such as Al Bayan.|
|FIXED||Show Back button arrow when app is inactive|
Typeface v3.1.0 2021-06-07
Got one of those shiny new M1 Macs?
Typeface now has native support for Apple Silicon! Even though the app already ran perfectly on Rosetta, going native makes everything just a tad bit faster. So I hope you’ll enjoy even better performance and efficiency on your M1 Mac!
Also managed to fix some bugs and added some quality-of-live improvements, even if you’re still on an Intel Mac :)
|NEW||Native support for Apple Silicon|
|IMPROVED||Allow activating and deactivating the Manual tag in the sidebar|
|IMPROVED||(De)Activating tags in the sidebar will now target fonts from subtags as well|
|IMPROVED||Show alert when importing/exporting a tag backup file fails|
|IMPROVED||Start Auto Activation sooner at launch|
|IMPROVED||More robust file descriptor limit increase|
|IMPROVED||Slightly increased size of app icon|
|IMPROVED||Added support links to Introduction screen|
|FIXED||Spacing between Preference toolbar icons on Big Sur|
|FIXED||Background shadow for search suggestions panel on Big Sur|
|FIXED||Correctly handle advanced contextual OpenType features, prevents crash for ‘Libre Barcode EAN13 Text’ font|
|FIXED||Prevent conflict alerts on InDesign Auto Activation requests|
|FIXED||Prevent app freezes on System Auto Activation requests|
|FIXED||Correctly disable Auto Activators when necessary|
|FIXED||Properly position back button and window title on macOS Sierra/High Sierra|
|FIXED||Prevent scrollbar when showing IAP window and scrollbars are always visible|
|FIXED||Allow launching Support Tools when database cannot be opened|
Typeface v3.0.1 2021-05-04
Polishing up that big fat 3.0.0 release :)
|FIXED||Correctly sync imported locations when the case of its path has changed|
|FIXED||Typo in preferences — Improted is not a word|
|FIXED||Prevent crash when previewing variable font that has a variable without a range|
|FIXED||Rename tags that start with a leading ! that’s not allowed anymore!|
|FIXED||Correctly show Google sync state in Preferences|
|FIXED||Improved recognition of current macOS theme when it’s set to auto switch|
|FIXED||Make sure in-app purchase window and feedback window use app theme|
|FIXED||Prevent clipping of ‘Purchase’ button on Mac App Store license view|
Typeface v3.0.0 2021-04-21
Proudly presenting the biggest update ever: vastly improved internals, awesome performance and great new features!
Some features require Typeface Pro (single in-app purchase). You’ll get a personal discount offer inside the app to upgrade.
|NEW||Added secondary action indicator in the bottom-right corner of a preview.|
|NEW||Default click action can be changed by adjusting the Default Action setting in Preferences. Choose between Click-to-collect a font or Click-to-view-details. The secondary action indicator will adjust accordingly. Previously known as ‘Collection Priority Mode’. Command-click for Click-to-collect is not available anymore, it stays available for Click-to-view-details|
|NEW||Added separate Preference setting for targeting fonts. Dragging and right click will now target collected fonts by default|
|IMPROVED||Tweaked app colors, improved legibility of font names and activation bullet|
|IMPROVED||Increased hover area for activation bullet|
|IMPROVED||Added down states to activation bullet|
|IMPROVED||Collecting fonts now gives immediate visual feedback by showing the outline. Very large font collections have a delay between clicking and actually collecting|
|IMPROVED||Highlight targeted fonts on right click|
|IMPROVED||Adjusted down states for regular buttons|
|NEW||Added new ‘Text’ detail page to preview body text|
|NEW||Multiple templates to preview how a font looks in different layouts: book, columns, magazine, quote|
|NEW||On trackpads pinch to adjust font size, Option-pinch to adjust tracking|
|NEW||Drag mouse horizontally to adjust font size, drag vertically to adjust tracking|
|NEW||Click the info button to view text properties for the given text block|
|NEW||Create custom layout templates, see … button in the layout switcher|
|NEW||Layout templates are simple text files that contain multiple blocks of text properties and text content, see ‘Custom.txt’ for details|
|NEW||Added ‘Typography’ main menu item which allows you to enable/disable OpenType features for all previews. Including Ligatures, Oldstyle/Tabular Figures, Superiors, Alternates, Fractions, Kerning and more|
|NEW||Inspect OpenType feature support on the new ‘Features’ detail page|
|NEW||Get a detailed overview of the individual glyphs included in each OpenType feature (GSUB table) supported by a font|
|NEW||Hover over each feature to get a live preview. Includes A/B Compare support to reveal the differences|
|NEW||Show advanced input, output and context (backtrack + lookahead) glyph rules for each glyph substitution in the right click context menu|
|NEW||Copy the input characters necessary to use a certain feature in the right click context menu|
Some features are not supported on macOS 10.12 — salt ornm rand titl fwid qwid vkna nalt jalt
|NEW||Added new ‘Variables’ detail page for variable fonts|
|NEW||Get a live preview by hovering over each variable slider|
|NEW||Small previews indicate how each variable behaves|
|NEW||Confirm variables by dragging/clicking on the sliders|
|NEW||Automatic Optical Size (opsz) adjustment when available|
|NEW||Copy variables to CSS output|
|NEW||Double click on a header to reset|
|NEW||Compare variable changes to default by enabling A/B Compare|
|FIXED||Correctly paint missing glyphs in variable font previews|
For variable font examples check v-fonts.com
|NEW||Quickly add or remove multiple tags to/from fonts|
|NEW||Summon the panel on trackpads by tapping with three fingers, or using Force Touch|
|NEW||Choose Tags > Attach… from the context menu or Edit > Tags > Attach… from the main menu (Command-T)|
|NEW||Or drag fonts to the toolbar at the top of the window|
|NEW||Type to search tags|
|NEW||Press Return to attach the highlighted tag or confirm your tags|
|NEW||Press Tab to toggle the highlighted tag|
|NEW||Press Escape to cancel the adjustments|
|NEW||Click a tag to toggle|
|NEW||Click outside to confirm your tags|
|NEW||Completely renewed and more robust file management core: faster synchronization, better import logic|
|NEW||Show fonts imported from Font Book in the sidebar with a custom tag. Preferences > Library > Font Book|
|NEW||Remove fonts imported from Font Book|
|NEW||Import individual font files directly into the app. New Manual Imports tag in sidebar|
|NEW||Drag and drop folders or files to tags in the sidebar from Finder|
|NEW||Move fonts directly to trash from inside the app. Right click > Move Font to Trash|
|NEW||Remove imported fonts from the app, will be reimported if located in an imported directory. Right click > hold down Option > Remove Font from Typeface)|
|NEW||Show loading progress when importing new fonts. Including very accurate status messages|
|NEW||Fonts moved outside of imported directories are now considered missing (removed from Typeface)|
|IMPROVED||Allow moving Google fonts to a custom location on your Mac|
|IMPROVED||Don’t wait for background sync when removing imported location from sidebar|
|IMPROVED||Prevent Typeface from repeatedly asking to connect to unavailable remote location|
|IMPROVED||Renamed Adobe Fonts directory in sidebar to ‘Adobe’|
|IMPROVED||Support getting font traits from fonts using OS/2 version 5|
|IMPROVED||Added support for .mrf file extension|
|IMPROVED||Support localized font names (useful for Japanese/Chinese fonts)|
|IMPROVED||Enable and disable external import locations in Preferences > Library|
|IMPROVED||Better performance when removing an imported location|
|IMPROVED||More robust loading of fonts|
|NEW||Completely renewed Activation core: much faster activations|
|NEW||Temporarily activate fonts, which will be deactivated automatically when you close the app or restart your Mac. Right click > hold down Option > Activate Temporarily|
|NEW||Allow setting Temporary activations as default. Preferences > Activation > Prefer Temporary Activations|
|NEW||Activate or Deactivate tags. Right click on tag > Activate/Deactivate|
|NEW||Added deactivation context menu option if the current selection contains both activated and deactivated fonts|
|NEW||Allow disabling of fonts located in the macOS font directories, such that they stay deactivated. /Library/Fonts, ~/Library/Fonts, /System/Library/Fonts/Supplemental|
|NEW||Clear all Temporarily activated fonts. Right click on #Temp Activated tag > Clear Temp Activated|
|IMPROVED||Better messaging when conflicts are discovered or fonts cannot be activated|
|NEW||Added filter for x-height|
|NEW||Added filters for number styles. Old Style/Lining/Proportional/Tabular, recognizes both default style for all fonts and optional style for Open Type fonts|
|NEW||Added filters for layout features. Ligatures/Alternates/Small caps/Fractions/Ordinals, right click for even more advanced filter options|
|NEW||Added filters for special fonts. Variable/Color/Bitmap|
|NEW||Added advanced filters. Layout feature support/Glyph outline type|
|NEW||Optionally search for Manufacturer/Designer. Enable: Filters > … > Search > Manufacturer/Designer|
|IMPROVED||Allow diacritic insensitive search for font names|
|NEW||Order fonts by import date. Enable View > Grid > Order by Import Date|
|NEW||Show fonts in single column. Enable View > Grid > Show List|
|NEW||Customize library tags in sidebar/ Right click on All tag > turn on/off tags, including system/deactivated/untagged and more|
|NEW||Show inverted tag from context menu. Right click on tag > Show Not Tag|
|NEW||Support for WOFF & WOFF2 file formats, including new advanced filter|
|NEW||Info context submenu contains info about a font, click an item to copy to clipboard|
|NEW||Go to font details by choosing Info > Details|
|IMPROVED||Locale-aware sorting of tags (special characters), correct sorting for numbers (#10 comes after #9)|
|IMPROVED||Drastically improved performance of select/deselect all|
|IMPROVED||Drastically improved performance of context menu for many fonts|
|IMPROVED||Drastically improved performance of dragging many fonts|
|IMPROVED||Added tooltip for font path in context menu|
|IMPROVED||Added debug log launch option|
|IMPROVED||Toggle lock/unlock the size of a preview on the detail page when scrolling by clicking on the preview|
|IMPROVED||Back button background in full screen|
|IMPROVED||Drag and drop fonts/directories directly to the sidebar in between other locations or on the (+) without specifying a tag|
|IMPROVED||Changing tracking value now keeps kerning value when possible|
|IMPROVED||Realigned buttons in Compare toolbar|
|IMPROVED||Changed size of headers around the app|
|IMPROVED||Renamed/rearranged some OpenType filters in the search panel to make them consistent with Typography menu|
|IMPROVED||Changed visuals of sliders|
|IMPROVED||Adjusted View menu options to clarify their actions|
|IMPROVED||More robust window height constraints when content exceeds screen size in detail view|
|IMPROVED||Keep sidebar open while creating a new tag on drag and drop|
|IMPROVED||Removed previously attached tag from context menu, replaced by Quick Attach|
|IMPROVED||Allow confirming deletion confirmation popovers by pressing Return|
|IMPROVED||Tweaked tag fuzzy search algorithm to give full matches a higher weight|
|IMPROVED||Increased speed of grouping large font lists by family|
|IMPROVED||Handle attaching/detaching tags in the background to give a smoother experience when displaying 50k+ fonts|
|IMPROVED||Reworked context menu, now allows comparing when targeting multiple collected fonts (will compare clicked font)|
|IMPROVED||Generalized license view|
|IMPROVED||New Big Sur app icon|
|IMPROVED||New empty/loading message icon|
|IMPROVED||Show error message when feedback message cannot be sent|
|IMPROVED||Improved copy when app isn’t able to launch|
|IMPROVED||Improved copy of compare dropdown menu|
|IMPROVED||Removed Quick Collection item from context menu|
|FIXED||Incorrect animation when removing an imported location from the sidebar|
|FIXED||Incorrect animation when showing font details if dynamic font names are previewed and fonts are grouped by family|
|FIXED||Print font names when dynamic preview option is enabled|
|FIXED||Don’t show remember preview option if that option is already remembered|
|FIXED||Back button vertical alignment|
|FIXED||Slow printing to PDF when macOS dark mode is enabled|
|FIXED||Set correct text color for collection count in toolbar when switching theme|
|FIXED||Prevent three-finger-taps from freezing the application|
|FIXED||Prevent (renamed) #typeface/temp-active tag from importing on tag restore|
|FIXED||Prevent creating tags with a leading !|
|FIXED||Allow drag and drop fonts/folders on icon when current tag is empty|
Typeface 3 drops support for macOS 10.11 El Capitan.
Typeface v2.7.0 2020-09-08
Tweaks and fixes for macOS Big Sur!
|IMPROVED||Added support for woff/woff2 fonts (macOS 10.12+)|
|IMPROVED||Create necessary script directory if not created automatically when enabling Auto Activation (on Big Sur)|
|FIXED||Fixed toolbar button spacing on macOS Big Sur|
|FIXED||Fixed back button icon on macOS Big Sur|
|FIXED||Fixed full screen title bar background on macOS Big Sur|
Typeface v2.6.4 2020-01-03
This update contains the following improvements:
|IMPROVED||Show alert when app cannot launch due to incorrect macOS permissions or no free disk space|
|IMPROVED||Import PostScript Type 1 fonts with tt/t1 extensions|
|IMPROVED||Correctly apply theme after trial has expired|
|FIXED||Don’t attach activation tag to deactivated fonts when restoring a backup|
|FIXED||Prevent feedback reporter crash on El Capitan|
Typeface v2.6.3 2019-12-02
In this update some pesky bugs have been fixed, so you can keep on browsing comfortably in Typeface during the upcoming winter nights (or summer days, yeh mates!). Thanks for the reports! If you notice any issues, let me know using the (updated) feedback window: Help > Support & Feedback. Cheers!
|IMPROVED||Simplified feedback reporter window|
|IMPROVED||Issue reports are now handled by in-house backend|
|FIXED||Prevent crash when quickly clicking on preview after it has been removed|
|FIXED||Prevent occasional crash when searching|
|FIXED||Prevent occasional crash when importing new directories|
|FIXED||Prevent occasional crash when adding/removing fonts to/from tags|
|FIXED||Prevent crash when viewing details of a font without characters|
|FIXED||Prevent reveal animation firing twice when switching tags|
|FIXED||Prevent crash when importing new fonts that are not immediately accessible|
Typeface v2.6.2 2019-10-30
This release fixes an obscure bug in the Mac App Store release. Typeface checks a unique identifier of your Mac to verify that you’ve purchased the app. This is done according to the Apple guidelines and uses code as provided by Apple. Unfortunately that code introduces a bug when you’re listening to audio over AirPlay 2.
That’s right, Apple AirPlay actually causes Typeface - and other Mac App Store apps - to fail purchase verification. This results in the app asking repeatedly for your App Store password to verify your purchase and you won’t be able to launch apps that use this particular Apple code until you stop playing over AirPlay.
You may notice Mac App Store apps suddenly quitting and asking for your Mac App Store password. Or you’ll get a message showing ‘“App name” is damaged and can’t be opened.’ If downloading the app again doesn’t help, make sure you’re not playing audio over AirPlay 2 and contact the developers of those apps to let them know about this issue.
Read more about this strange failure in this article about the receipt validation by Chris Liscio. Typeface app has now been updated as described in that article, so you can happily listen to music again while browsing your font catalog!
|IMPROVED||Allow installing multi-user licenses on standalone release|
|FIXED||Correctly validate Mac App Store receipt when playing audio using AirPlay 2|
|FIXED||Fixed corrupt (variable) font crash on High Sierra|
|FIXED||Set correct font name for variable fonts|
|FIXED||Fixed preview position when auto size is enabled and detail info panel is visible|
Typeface v2.6.1 2019-10-10
|FIXED||Spaces should show up correctly in preview content field|
Typeface v2.6.0 2019-10-07
Added macOS Catalina support and dynamic previews, available through the dropdown menu when changing preview text.
|NEW||Added dynamic preview presets. These presets adjust the preview text per font according to your language preferences and the languages supported by a font. Symbolic and decorative fonts and fonts supporting foreign languages will now all preview something useful.|
|NEW||Added ability to collapse all tags by double clicking the tags header in the sidebar|
|NEW||Added troubleshooting options when launching Typeface while pressing the Option key|
|IMPROVED||Added tooltip when searching for long tags and improved truncating|
|IMPROVED||Clicking on sidebar heading keeps detail view open|
|FIXED||Prevent crash when searching for tags having special characters|
|FIXED||Some small visual issues introduced by Catalina have been resolved|
Typeface v2.5.0 2019-06-26
|NEW||Added left/right/center alignment options in the view menu|
|NEW||Introduction has been improved and allows user to set Collection Priority Mode|
|IMPROVED||Enabled right click on status icon when in background mode|
|IMPROVED||Hide app when clicking on the status icon in background mode|
|IMPROVED||Cell height is adjusted according to auto size setting|
|IMPROVED||Tweaked cell height calculation on overview and for print to make it a bit more compact|
|IMPROVED||License view shows multi seats, correct date and supports long names|
|IMPROVED||UTF names and HTML character codes have been updated to support new characters|
|IMPROVED||Mixed activated/deactivated families can now be deactivated by Shift-clicking on the activation icon|
|FIXED||Preview alignment fixed when turning on/off Collapse Families|
|FIXED||Activating a font when showing the Quick Collection no longer shows bright border|
|FIXED||Downloaded system fonts (using Font Book) are now correctly labeled as System fonts|
Typeface v2.4.0 2019-05-24
|NEW||Auto activate fonts in Adobe InDesign (separate Preference setting)|
|NEW||Search field can be used in detail/family view|
|NEW||The actual character is displayed in the context menu of a character in detail view|
|NEW||Adding a tag is preferred over removing a tag when some fonts have the tag attached|
|NEW||Added clear Quick Collection option on launch in Preferences|
|IMPROVED||Easier to confirm/dismiss the search field|
|IMPROVED||Drag&drop performance increased with many tags|
|IMPROVED||Sidebar scrolling performance improved significantly|
|IMPROVED||Hover icons for the activation indicator have been adjusted to make them more clear|
|IMPROVED||Allow removing a tag in the context menu using the Shift key when the tag is attached to some of the targeted fonts|
|FIXED||Fonts with unknown file type will be imported|
|FIXED||The correct sidebar tags will be highlighted when dragging a font while scrolling|
|FIXED||View options are available while searching|
|FIXED||Correctly restore the Quick Collection on launch when set in Preferences|
Typeface v2.3.0 2019-01-12
|NEW||Quickly (de)activate a font by clicking the grey/blue activation indicator bullet|
|NEW||Tags are grouped in context menus and the main menu|
|NEW||The last added/removed tag is remembered and can be found on the top of the tag list context menu|
|NEW||Tags can be pinned to the top of the tag context menu (hold Option to pin/unpin)|
|NEW||Remember custom preview text presets|
|NEW||Switch preview text preset in the context menu|
|IMPROVED||Improved background check performance on launch|
|IMPROVED||Added Chinese preview text presets|
|IMPROVED||Added designer, manufacturer and license info on font detail view|
|IMPROVED||Tags with uppercase characters should be sorted correctly|
|FIXED||Search field color in Sierra|
|FIXED||Switching between Info and Characters in detail view should be more performant|
|FIXED||Renamed directories where only the case is changed should not imported duplicated fonts|
Typeface v2.2.1 2018-11-22
|NEW||Added support for .scr fonts|
|NEW||Automatically switch to/from Mojave Dark mode|
|NEW||Show context aware ‘empty’ messages to make it more clear why no previews are visible|
|IMPROVED||Importing large tag exports should be significantly faster|
|IMPROVED||Allow selecting multiple directories when importing|
|FIXED||Hide app icon from dock when launched on login and background mode + ‘hide’ is turned on|
|FIXED||Search field in Mojave should keep input text visible when inactive|
|FIXED||Prevent deleting #!typeface/active tag from detail view|
|FIXED||Prevent focus on search field when app becomes active in background mode|
|FIXED||Prevent unresponsive main menu when app becomes active in background mode|
|FIXED||Prevent crash when font contains zero characters|
Typeface v2.2.0 2018-09-28
|NEW||Collapse tags with subtags in the sidebar|
|NEW||Remember the last chosen tab in detail view (can be turned off in Preferences)|
|NEW||Remember the last chosen tag when launching the app (can be turned off in Preferences)|
|IMPROVED||Imported locations are sorted by name|
|IMPROVED||Reduced visibility of blue outlines for preview cells in the Quick Collection|
|IMPROVED||Searching in very large libraries should be more performant|
|IMPROVED||Moved sidebar group collapse action to context menu instead of double click to make it less sensitive to accidental collapses|
|IMPROVED||Allow directly returning to the Quick Collection from a detail view|
|FIXED||Timeout issues when syncing Google fonts on a slow connection|
|FIXED||Removed occasional quick flash of previews when switching tags|
|FIXED||Immediately render sidebar tag selected state on click|
|FIXED||Greyed-out back button when window is not in focus|
|FIXED||The correct tag should be selected when expanding the sidebar if Typeface was launched with a collapsed sidebar|
Typeface v2.1.0 2018-08-15
Expand your library with 2000+ free fonts from the Google Fonts catalog. When imported Typeface keeps the fonts up-to-date so you’ll automatically get the latest fonts when they’re added to the catalog.
|NEW||Added Google Fonts sync. Import them in Preferences > Import > Import Google Fonts|
|NEW||Added .bmap extension (requires suit file in same directory)|
|NEW||Copy font path in context menu by holding down Option|
|IMPROVED||Fonts are removed from Typeface when they’re moved to the Trash|
|IMPROVED||Show main window when in background mode and the app is opened again|
|FIXED||Font names should have correct display names instead of PostScript name|
|FIXED||Swipe with two fingers now also works on magic mouse|
|FIXED||Various Mojave fixes, including crashes when dragging fonts|
|FIXED||Crash when location is removed while a font in that location is viewed in detail view|
Typeface v2.0.4 2018-05-22
|FIXED||Manually refreshing locations now correctly imports new fonts|
|FIXED||Prevent crash when viewing license window after trial is expired|
|FIXED||Correctly restore sidebar selected state when expanding with many tags|
|FIXED||Typo when license is registered|
Typeface v2.0.3 2018-05-09
|NEW||Prevent Typeface from quitting when closing the window and keep it running in the status bar, enable this setting in Preferences|
|FIXED||Allow Control clicking on sidebar items to get the context menu|
|FIXED||Renaming tags to a subtag now works (e.g. #abc -> #abc/def)|
|FIXED||Previously hidden tags due to subtag rename bug are restored|
|FIXED||Prevent font containers (ttc) from deactivating multiple times|
Typeface v2.0.2 2018-04-26
|FIXED||Inactive compare option in context menu of single font|
|FIXED||Font table crashes|
|FIXED||Scroll to top when going to tag from Quick Collection|
|FIXED||Scroll to top when searching|
|FIXED||Titlebar fade animation|
|FIXED||Disallow multiple lines in preview text input|
|FIXED||Activation issues when Font Book fonts are disabled|
Typeface v2.0.0 2018-04-18
Typeface just got a whole lot better! Introducing Typeface 2: Improved font management, more smart features and still a lovely simple UI.
- Typeface now supports importing directories. Choose File > Import (Command-O) to import a directory or drag and drop a directory from Finder onto Typeface app.
- Imported directories are automatically synced on each start (new fonts are added, removed fonts are deleted from Typeface).
- Typeface will automatically import fonts from Font Book on each start.
- Brand new sidebar with (custom) tags
- To open/close the sidebar: swipe right/left with two fingers, use the new sidebar button in the toolbar or press Command-/
- The sidebar automatically opens when you drag fonts towards it, so you can keep it closed if you want.
- Create new tags by using the ‘+’ button on the sidebar or press Command-N.
- The tags implementation in Typeface is very flexible: you’re able to create nested tags, combine tags, subtract tags and invert tags.
- Nest tags: simply add the ’/‘ character to a tag name to create a nested tag, e.g. “projects/company”. You can nest multiple levels deep.
- Combine tags: Command click multiple tags in the sidebar to combine.
- Subtract tags: Use the Search field to narrow down your visible previews. The search field autocompletes tags when you start typing the ‘#’ character.
- Invert tags: Option click on a tag in the sidebar to invert it, e.g. ‘Activated’ becomes ‘Deactivated’
- Typeface will automatically add style tags to imported fonts (script/sans etc.)
- The previous Quick Collection is automatically restored on start (#saved-quick-collection)
- The Quick Collection is still here as a ‘persistent’ version of selection.
- To support a more traditional ‘selection’ workflow, you can toggle the ‘Collection Priority’ mode in preferences.
- Drag all your collected fonts by holding down Command and drag.
- Use Command-A / Command-Shift-A to collect all/ uncollect all.
- Hold Command-Shift and click to collect a range.
- Use the ‘Edit’ menu to batch apply tags to all your collected previews.
- You can drag fonts to tags in the Sidebar to attach that tag to the dragged font(s).
- Hold Option to remove the tag from the dragged font(s).
- Hold Command to drag all collected fonts in the current view.
- When dragging the sidebar will automatically highlight already attached tags.
- When dragging in ‘Collapse Families’ mode, you’ll automatically drag all fonts in the family.
- If you drag fonts to the ‘Activated’ tag the dragged fonts will be activated (if you hold Option the fonts will be deactivated).
- Added dedicated search field.
- Moved preview input to ‘Aa’ button (you can also summon the preview input by pressing Command-L or the Spacebar key).
- Changed tracking modifier key to Option (was Command).
- You can right click a preview to start comparing.
- Added Quick Collection drop down in compare bar (click blue font name in compare bar to quickly switch between collected fonts).
- On the detail view a new ‘Info’ tab is added, which shows basic font information.
- Below the table the currently added tags are available, you can click on user tags and remove them. System tags (the second row) cannot be removed.
Auto Activation (experimental)
- Auto Activation is available for supported apps, you can turn it on in Preferences.
Typeface v1.6.0 2017-10-03
- Added High Sierra compatibility
Typeface v1.5.0 2016-10-11
This update brings you multiple actions that let you organise all your fonts at once:
- Activation: activate/deactivate all fonts in the current collection
- Collections: add multiple fonts to an existing collection, the Quick Collection or a brand new collection
- Clear: remove all the fonts in the current collection in a single sweep
Together with the previous update which introduced quick selecting fonts with
CMD-click, your typography workflow will be faster than ever:
Add the fonts you like to the Quick Collection, switch over to the Quick Collection (new shortcut:
CMD-3), then save as a new collection (
Also included in this update:
- multiple new keyboard shortcuts
- changed the preview field placeholder to be more intuitive
- added support for the new CMD-click shortcut in Family view
- removed click delay when clicking on a source tab while it animates
- fixed issue when adding fonts to favourites in Sierra
- fixed issue when adding fonts to Quick Collection in Family view
- fixed some inconsistencies when deactivating a font in the Quick Collection
Typeface v1.4.5 2016-09-20
Typy McTypeface is back with another free update:
- Support for macOS Sierra!
- Made preview cells even more compact
- Added a quick new shortcut to add/remove fonts to the Quick Collection: just Command-click a preview :)
- Improved visibility of Quick Collection indicator
- Fixed bug when scrolling with up and down arrow keys during transition
Typeface v1.4.0 2016-06-24
Print and export to PDF is here! Now you can send your hand-picked font collection to your client, boss and colleagues for review. Or be OldSchoolCool and let your printer turn that beautiful blank white paper into even more beautiful font preview sheets 8-) Speaking of old school… Still have some PostScript Type 1 font suitcase files laying around from back in the day? Yep, from now on Typeface will preview those too.
- Export your fonts to a beautiful PDF
- Keep it digital and choose File > Print… > PDF (in lower left-hand corner of the print panel)
- Or choose to print that sexy typography to paper
- Support for multiple font overview or single font detail
- Added support for PostScript Type 1 fonts
- Added Thai language pangram, ไม่เป็นไร
- Added option to prevent loading duplicate duplicate fonts fonts (on by default)
- Decreased minimum preview point size to 8pts
- Fixed collection dropdown menu position when using a secondary screen
- Prevent blank previews when you enter a space into the preview input
Typeface v1.3.0 2016-05-07
This update brings some convenient new features to Typeface: Find fonts faster with the all new Font Filters, better browsing with Auto Sizing previews and handy predefined pangrams.
- Filter fonts by weight, width, slant and style
- Added magic Auto Size option to make all previews the same size for even better comparing
- Added common preview options and pangrams
- Tracking is now always visible in the toolbar - it’s also a toggle to change to the tracking slider
- Improved legibility of font names
- Added a secret-but-not-really-hidden review/rating panel with awesome animations
- Easily remove active filter from the toolbar
- Improved preview position when adjusting the tracking
- Control-click now behaves the same as right-click
- Various theming fixes: loading screen, font titles and indicators
- Deactivating font collections (.dfont, .ttf) from system tab removes all associated previews
- Improved minimal fox icon
- Previews will not be stuck in compare mode after restarting the app
Typeface v1.2.1 2016-03-26
- Added Thanks & Acknowledgements to About window
- Fixed missing fonts in system tab if font does not contain a family name
- Fixed launch issue if the Time format in System Preferences was changed by the user
Typeface v1.2.0 2016-03-23
Your requests have been heard (thanks!) and Typeface delivers with the two most-wanted features: Font activation & persistent settings!
- Font activation & deactivation (no need to launch FontBook anymore, hurray)
- Persistent settings across app launches (Don’t know why this wasn’t included before and can’t think of an excuse. Maybe because errrm… the, you know… errrm… Nope got nothing.)
- Added a User fonts collection, which shows the active fonts not in system locations
- Fixed font sorting in collections, because a b c d is better than b d c a
- Fixed dragging app window to a split view space
- Fixed outline color for missing characters
- Fixed crash when loading characters of certain formatted fonts
Typeface v1.1.1 2016-02-26
A quick maintenance release to polish it all up a bit.
- Made fox icon a bit more friendly, I swear she’s a good girl!
- Fixed fuzzy fox icon on retina screens when no fonts are found
- Fixed incorrectly positioned previews when using Typeface on a non-retina external screen connected to retina MacBook, thanks for reporting :)
- Improved speed of loading large directories and added a cancel button for the impatient
- Fixed greyed-out display options icon after loading directories
- Fixed crash when removing duplicated fonts from collections
- Fixed crash when loading a directory without permission
Typeface v1.1.0 2016-02-02
The first BIG update for Typeface, with awesome new features!
- Font Book collection integration. That’s right. Font. Book. Collections.
- A streamlined font selection & review workflow: 1) Browse your catalog and drag candidate fonts you like into the Quick Collection 2) Refine the selection by eliminating fonts 3) Only the best font survives
- T r a c k i n g support (hold down the Command button on your keyboard and s p a c e your letters like an astronaut)
- Decreased loading times of System fonts and Directory fonts
- Improved speed of “Hide Fonts Missing Glyphs” setting
- Keep scroll position when switching source (System/Directory/Quick Collection)
- Removed the Glyphs tab as it turned out to be confusing
- Fixed rendering glitch when quickly changing size after switching source
- Fixed ‘No fonts found’ theming when in Night mode. Sorry for the blinded eyes
- Fixed a one-in-a-million stability issue, hurray!
- Fixed a bug nobody has ever discovered, nor will anyone ever know about 8-)
Typeface v1.0.1 2015-12-17
- Fixed inactive menu items on app start
Typeface v1.0.0 2015-12-10
- First version of Typeface!
- Perfectly rendered previews from installed fonts or fonts in a directory
- Custom preview text & size that let you view the fonts the way you want
- List & grid overviews, focused on your collection
- Revealing all the little differences with font compare
- Unicode characters support
- Font glyphs grid
- Night mode
- Outlined previews
- Metrics overlay
- Standard & discretionary ligatures