FontLab, the company, recently released

FontLab, the company, recently released a new Mac version of FontLab, the product. It’s now “Carbonized” meaning it can run on the stable OS X platform and it’s very, very cool. The software allows you to design your own fonts — for the Mac, for PCs, or for anything in between.
Designing fonts used to be a job for Macromedia’s Fontographer program, which hasn’t been updated in years and is looking very unstable now (it runs on Mac OS 9). FontLab 4.5 allows you to build any type of font, including those in Hebrew or Arabic. Finally, there is a font editor and building tool that looks like it will work functional wonders. (My secret goal is to build a font that is even more beautiful, more legible and more useful than Verdana. Oops.)