Alternatives to FontForge for all platforms with any license



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Indie / Classic

  • BirdFont icon


    BirdFont is a free font editor which generates fonts in several formats.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • FontCreator icon


    This professional font editor allows you to create and edit TrueType and OpenType fonts. It has the powerful drawing tools that...

    Commercial Windows

  • FontLab Studio icon

    FontLab Studio

    FontLab Studio 5 is next-generation professional font editor for Mac and Windows. Used by Adobe, Apple, Bitstream, IBM, Linotype...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • FontStruct icon


    FontStruct is a free font-building tool brought to you by the world’s leading retailer of digital type, FontShop. FontStruct lets...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Glyphs icon


    The font editor for everyone. Glyphs' smart and simple approach helps you draw new typefaces, modify existing fonts, and...

    Commercial Mac

  • TruFont icon


    TruFont is a font-editing application written with Python3, ufoLib, defcon and PyQt5.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    YourFonts is an online font generator that turns your handwriting into a font that you can use in every program that you own. 250,000+...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Type light icon

    Type light

    With Type light you can design, edit and convert OpenType, TrueType and PostScript fonts. As a light version of Type 3.2 font editor...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Type 3.2

    Type 3.2 is advanced typography made accessible. Design, edit and convert OpenType and TrueType fonts. Run user defined Actions (eg...

    Commercial Windows

  • Softy icon


    Softy allows you to create and update TrueType and bitmap fonts. It runs under Windows (3.1, 95, 98, NT), and requires a 386 or...

    Commercial Windows

  • Fontographer icon


    Fontographer is a font editor for mac and windows.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Private Character Editor icon

    Private Character Editor

    (Windows built-in) Using Private Character Editor (PCE), you can create up to 6,400 unique characters (such as special letters and...

    Free Windows

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  • typetool

    TypeTool is our basic font editor for Mac OS and for Windows. For students, hobby typographers and creative professionals who...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Microsoft Font Validator icon

    Microsoft Font Validator

    A tool that evaluates how closely a TrueType or OpenType font adheres to the current font format specification, as well as whether the...

    Free Windows

  • Fony icon


    Fony is an editor for bitmap (raster) fonts. While the focus is on Windows FNT/FON bitmap fonts, it can import and export some other...

    Free Windows

  • Cheap Font Generator icon

    Cheap Font Generator

    Need to generate your own font? Our font creators make your handwriting as your font. You can use our font generators and create your...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • Crossfont icon


    Download CrossFont (convert fonts between Mac and PC). Contains a 15 day trial that will allow you to convert fonts one by one.

    Freemium Windows


    AFDKO is a collection of command-line tools used at Adobe for manipulating and creating OpenType font files. Can verify structures...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Microsoft Typography

    Internal tools developed at Microsoft for manipulating and creating OpenType and TrueType font files. Used in development of new font...

    Free Windows

  • RoboFont icon


    RoboFont is a UFO based, mac only, font editor. Written from scratch in Python with scalability in mind. The editor allows full...

    Commercial Mac

FontForge Comments

This does good for font creation, I used a program similar ...

Comment by Aaron
about FontForge Jun 2011

This does good for font creation, I used a program similar to this when I made up my own fonts, I just dont remember what that old program was called anymore.